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Hoover must re-evaluate the academic merit of its fellows

Stanford is renowned for being the home of some of the world’s most brilliant minds, and these minds are undoubtedly one of this university’s greatest assets. As students here, we often witness firsthand the unrivaled intellectual caliber of our professors, and, less often but still occasionally, the difficulty of obtaining and keeping those professorial positions here. We also hear of cases where top-notch scholars don’t receive tenure, a fate shared by half of all the assistant professors here.

Being wrong

As I sat down to write my first opinion piece, a familiar thought greeted me: I understand so little of what I’m writing about that I can’t have an opinion on it. This was a thought previously most salient to me in discussion sections. I would stay quiet: an insecurity — insecurity that because I…

To Dinesh D’Souza’s detractors: Don’t give him new ammunition

Today the Stanford College Republicans will be hosting notorious documentarian, author, and political commentator Dinesh D’Souza at the CEMEX Auditorium. His ostensible speaking topic will be “Fighting Censorship and Debunking Fake History.” Of course, D’Souza is an eminent authority on the latter, seeing as how he has regularly peddled false historical narratives and conspiracy theories in…

The pain of memory

Inside the gates of Auschwitz — the largest concentration camp employed in the Nazi’s “Final Solution” to extirpate the Jewish people — a member of a right-wing political party gives an interview to the media, declaring, “It’s time to fight against Jewry and free Poland from them.” Except the man speaking is not a National…

Stanford dining halls should add greenhouse gas indicator, and students should be more educated eaters

I go to Sweetgreen a lot. Like, literally the only gifts I ever ask for are Sweetgreen gift cards, a lot. I used to create my own salad, until I started ordering with the Sweetgreen app and realized how many calories I was consuming—a meager 380!! My beloved twelve dollar salad put me in the mood to snack; and, now I realized why. So, I started adding a few more things—got my salad up to 540 calories—and suddenly, I had a meal, not a snack, a satisfied belly, and maybe I paid one or two dollars more.

SCR on D’Souza

Tomorrow, Stanford College Republicans (SCR), in partnership with YAF, will host Dinesh D’Souza in Cemex Auditorium. No tickets are required for students, as students simply need to present their SUID. During his lecture D’Souza will discuss the racist and totalitarian history of Progressivism, and he will make the moral case for Trump’s border wall. As…

Letter to the Editor: On American socialism

It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not.  The fact is that in true socialism “the means of production” are owned by all of the people.  In other words, all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled, and run by all of the people for the good and well-being of all of the people. They are not privately-owned by individuals and groups.  In true socialism, we would not be totally equal in terms of how much we would get paid for our work, but we would be much, much more equal than we are now.  There would not be any billionaires or people who have hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of millions of dollars in total wealth, most of which they inherited and did not earn by their own labor.  We would share what we have.