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An open letter to Student Affairs: Craft better policy by releasing alcohol data to the campus community

Students entering Resident Assistant (RA) training this year were in for a surprise. Dozens watched as interim ResEd Dean Koren Bakkegard gave the students a first look at the new protocol ResEd was introducing to better enforce its alcohol policy. RAs would be charged with identifying “high-risk behaviors” and reporting them in a manner that…

Editorial Board: Stanford should combat the sophomore and junior year slump in social support

Ahh, senior spring — when everyone’s weekend calendars are packed with darties, formals, boat trips, special Ds, Crepe Night. The sudden influx of social activity, especially compared with winter quarter, contributes the most to the joyful memories of spring quarter, almost as much as the reemergence of sun. Seniors continue to meet fresh faces at…

Pecjak: Plastic history

We’ll tell a friend about how a class went on forever or look back at the quarter and say it passed by in a flash. This sort of feeling to me seems to be pretty much universal, but we let the absurdity of it pass by with a wink and a nod.