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Madeline Sides

The price of Greek life

As Stanford’s Greek organizations prepare for the annual spring recruitment season, Greek community leaders have sought to foster a more open conversation regarding the financial accessibility of Greek life.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

The seventh annual Treasure Island Music Festival featured headliners Atoms for Peace and Beck and artists like Little Dragon, Fantogram and Disclosure. The festival’s dramatic setting on the San Francisco Bay and skyline was the perfect backdrop for daytime activities like a jamming at the silent disco, interacting with numerous art installations and browsing the…

The Greeks, Co-ops and Gender

Transitioning from a Greek house to a co-op, I've been struck by the difference in how these two communities influence their members’ perception of gender roles. The most meaningful distinctions are the ones you can’t see.

The xx at Fox Theater, Oakland

  Thursday, May 30: Show recap by Amelia Dreyer He smiled. Oliver Sim, 1/3 of the xx trio, maintained an impenetrable angst throughout the concert up until when he addressed the crowd before the encore. He thanked the crowd in Oakland for their warmth and graced them with a momentary lapse in his stage persona…

Coachella 2013 in Photos

Weekend 2 of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA. Bands featured in photos include Alt-J, Local Natives, Purity Ring, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix and The xx. Photos by Madeline Sides  

Week in Photos on the Farm: March 2-8

Contributing photographers: Sam Girvin, Zetong Li, Katie Brigham and Madeline Sides Inspired? Check out Daily articles from this week relevant to the photos above: 1) Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) hosted its annual conference on Saturday, March 2. This year’s theme was “Gender and International Development: Recentered” 2) Mark Appel and Stanford Baseball swept…

Treasure Island Music Festival

The annual festival held on Treasure Island, an old military base in the San Francisco Bay, featured two days packed with bands like the xx, M83 and Girl Talk. The festival has a music festival feel, with an unmistakable San Francisco flare. A sea of food trucks, artist stands, compost bins, funky installation art and…

Digitizing healthy habits

Between lectures, labs, problem sets and midterms, making well-informed food decisions can be a challenge for busy students. Add the constraints of location and time, and smart eating becomes even more difficult.   Enter Awardly, a new location-based iPhone app founded by Stanford alumnus Gülin Yilmaz M.S. ’04 MBA ’11 and Claire McDonnell, a Bay…

Echoes of the past

The Archive contains sound recordings of all types, ranging from classical concerts and opera performances to spoken word readings, radio broadcasts and homemade sound effects. From delicate cylinders, thick lacquered disks and traditional 22 rpm LPs to spools of reel-to-reel tape and boxes of CDs, the recordings span the last century and come in formats representative of their time period. The Archive also has the devices needed to play all of these recordings: many of these devices are historical pieces themselves.

Boahen’s brainchild

Boahen is the leader of the Neurogrid project in neuromorphic engineering at Stanford, where researchers are working to create a computer system that works more like the human brain -- efficiently and with energy consciousness.
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