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Pondering Bell’s Books

As a full-time university student, I tend to spend a lot of time around books. Sometimes, this means scouring source after source until I find the perfect piece of evidence for an upcoming paper. Other times, this means logging long hours in the stacks at Green, aimlessly perusing the titles on the bookshelves around me…

A ‘Beautiful’ look at the life of Carole King

“Beautiful– The Carole King Musical” has joyously returned to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre for a limited two week engagement. Its stellar touring cast effectively propagates a unique dialogue with San Franciscan audiences and emphasizes “Beautiful’s” tonal complexity and engaging narrative. The Tony and Grammy-winning musical centers on the life and career of singer/songwriter Carole…

SCOr picks up ‘Good Vibrations’

Last Friday night, under the soft lights of Toyon’s lounge, Stanford Collaborative Orchestra (SCOr) swept the audience away on a musical adventure. Layers of strings, woodwinds and incredible pianists carried the listeners through a dizzyingly gorgeous set and reminded me of just how many amazing musicians Stanford has. SCOr’s spring concert, “Good Vibrations,” featured a…

‘Creative Confidence’ here

There was no mistaking the thick, black-rimmed glasses and the walrus-like mustache. It was David Kelley himself, founder of design firm IDEO and the Stanford d.school. As my Uber drove back to campus, I stared into the sticker in the palm of my hand that signified I was a visitor, emblazoned with “I visited IDEO…