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How to navigate Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park this weekend

Imagine a real life Candy Land — but for grown-ups. The annual music festival Outside Lands will be taking place this coming weekend, August 9-11, in Golden Gate Park, and this year, the event will feature more attractions than ever. Panhandle, Beer Lands, food trucks, oh my! It can be overwhelming to pick and choose the best performances, activities and vendors. Take a deep breath though, friends. Whether you’re going for just one day or the whole weekend, a simple strategy will help you navigate the six concert stages, six food “lands” and countless scattered tents.

Decadence: A taster’s guide

Earlier this school year, Stanford’s very own sweet shop, Decadence, made its debut in Tresidder Union. While we all know Starbucks’ pastry offerings are consistently yummy, Decadence offers a unique and novel selection of sweets that are definitely worth a try. And, if novelty isn’t quite enough to persuade you, did I mention that Decadence also takes meal plan dollars?

Surviving Dormcest

Dormcest…it’ll get the best of most of us. When you move in to a new dorm, everyone tells themselves, “Nah, I couldn’t. These people are, like, my new family. Yeah, my neighbor’s cute, but…we’re just such good friends,” and you were for about two months. Maybe three months. And then, lo and behold, one night on frat row, things got very out of control, and now you two aren’t quite sure where to go from here. Let’s look at the options: