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McKenzie Andrews
McKenzie Andrews writes as an opinions columnist for The Stanford Daily. Originally from Nashville, McKenzie is a sophomore pursing a B.A. in Economics. She interns at the Graduate School of Business, serves as the Financial Officer for a Christian student group and competes with the traveling Model United Nations team. She covers global and local issues that affect the Stanford student body.

Speak Out

Only 12 percent of rapes of college women are reported to law enforcement. As cited in the same Time article, a 2007 study by the National Institute of Justice found that over a third of victims did not report their assault to law enforcement, because they were unsure whether what “they had experienced was a crime and whether harm was intended.” It’s not just about the victim and the perpetrator, but the bystander too. If you see something, speak up.

Body beautiful

There can be a negative side to our extreme achievement when it comes to body image. Every shape, every size and every one is beautiful. Eating and exercise are some of my favorite activities, but they shouldn't be our shackles. If you’re a young Stanford student, it’s hard not to be conscious of how you look. At a school that strives for excellence, that pressure can sometime manifest itself in unhealthy ways. Stanford’s one of the best universities on earth, and it’s important we stay healthy healthily.

Rush: A non-Greek perspective

As an ex-high school athlete, I figured it was worth checking out rush to possibly meet a good group of girls. All my closest high school friends had come from sports teams, and I liked the idea of a female community. I wanted to give rush a shot and see whether I could meet more people than the ones who just lived in my residence. I’m glad I rushed, and it was one of the worst experiences I’ve had at Stanford.

A Tribute to Scott McKeon

Despite the fact that Stanford is one of the best universities in the nation, many of our introductory classes are huge and fairly impersonal. I’ve been frustrated by the heavy weight of exams in class grading. Back in the heyday that was high school, there were points for class participation, projects and turning in homework.…

Have Fun (by Papal order)

This week, one of my friends pulled two all-nighters and didn’t sleep for two days. It shouldn’t be a badge of honor that our students are so overcommitted that when they don’t have enough time to go to bed it’s considered normal, and there’s almost a pride that comes with not sleeping enough. Now that…

One Summer in Peru

This article is a shameless plug for the awesome, random opportunities Stanford has to offer. If you only have time to read this, I urge you to find these opportunities and take advantage of them – as they teach in ME104S: Design Your Stanford, YOSO (you only Stanford once). Last summer, I went to Peru courtesy…

Pull Up, Drank

There’s novelty that comes with the first quarter as freshmen drink, make out with randos at frats and engage in the sort of debauchery that can accompany the start of college.


As an undecided major, it’s hard trying to figure out what you want to study and what options that leaves you with after graduation.

Full Mooning

FMOTQ could only exist on the West Coast academic Disneyland that is our school. Never before had I been to an event where painted nudity was an expectation.

America’s Exceptionally Sorry State

My common app essay started with the line “American by birth; Southern by the grace of God.” I keep a large American flag in my dorm, and I regularly wear a bro tank that sports Old Glory and reads “Back to Back World War Champs.” The Star Spangled Banner is my favorite anthem: I’m proud…

Letter to the Class of 2017

The next four years are going to be some of the most exciting in your life. As they drilled into you at NSO, the folks at 355 Galvez make no mistakes: Welcome to the Cardinal family. We're so glad to have you.

Q+A: Gender scholar Londa Schiebinger

Londa Schiebinger, professor of history and the former director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, was recently awarded an honorary degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel for her work founding Stanford’s Gendered Innovations project. The Daily sat down with Schiebinger to discuss her award-winning scholarship, the roots of her interest in gender and history and the sexism in the Barbie Doll’s first words.
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