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Nadia Jo
Nadia Jo '23 is the Desk Editor of Music for Vol. 259 (and previously Vol. 258) and occasionally writes for Screen and Opinions. She is particularly interested in hip-hop, R&B, and classical music. Contact her at njo ‘at’

Stanford should offer optional letter grades for Fall 2020 and beyond

On May 28, the Faculty Senate announced that the universal Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC) policy implemented in Spring 2019-20 will not continue into future quarters. All Summer 2020 courses currently follow the “regular” policy of letter grades. However, the grading basis in the 2020-21 academic year remains uncertain, as the Provost and Faculty Senate have not…

Voices of Canceled Stanford Shows: 6 a cappella groups chime in during virtual spring quarter

The rampant onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States this March forced most interactions between Stanford students to transition from face-to-face to online. This shift has hit the performing arts particularly hard. Stanford performing arts organizations such as the symphony orchestra, experimental theater lab and student concert network rely heavily on face-to-face contact,…

Astrology app gives Stanford’s Mixed Co love advice in ‘Love Sucks’

Astrology, romance and music filled Toyon Hall as Stanford’s Mixed Company performed in their highly anticipated annual anti-Valentine’s Day show “Love Sucks” last Friday. This year’s “Love Sucks” emphasized Mixed Co’s lighthearted spirit in the group’s first full-length show of the calendar year. A stellar alignment of raunchy skits, classy choreography and heartfelt, moving songs…

Predictions for the 2020 Grammys experience

The biggest night in music — the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards — will be held on Sunday, January 26th, when popular musicians perform hits and take home prizes for musical achievements. Awarded by the Recording Academy, the Grammys have a reputation for recognizing mainstream and commercially successful music, and a lot of industry politics dictate…

The 10 songs everyone should listen to this holiday season

Some say that the Christmas season starts as soon as Halloween is over. Others insist that Dec. 1 is when it’s finally acceptable to start playing holiday music. No matter which camp you’re in, there’s no doubt that holiday tunes have started creeping up on radio stations and Spotify playlist recommendations. Love ’em or hate…

Embracing Brockhampton

Several minutes after hearing BROCKHAMPTON’s especially playful mic check, their superfans rushed the meadow at Frost Amphitheatre. Most caught the ire of security personnel and slowed their all-out sprint, appeasing them by blurring the line between power walking and light jogging. Though the boyband was a couple hours away from performing, an especially lively lineup…
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