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A break from social justice

Luckily, Stanford students, this summer will be a much-needed time to recharge for most people as we head home. Nowhere else is it so easy to hear people with the same ideas as us and regain our faith in the ability of people with privilege to generate fantastical alternatives for reality.

Self-care is resistance

At Stanford, we have the privilege of resources many do not have access to outside of this bubble. It is important to acknowledge this fact for our own well-being while navigating hostile spaces. When we leave here, we must work to make self-care a part of our lives, and strive for self-care implementations in our home communities who may not have access to other options.

What is your role?

I am a student to the artists, writers, and scholars before me in the movements around the world demanding justice. My role is what makes me fulfilled, and it is how I will make my contribution. What is your role?

They will not come

Outreach to the Stanford student body is always a hit or a miss, and many times, the hard work and care that goes into the event is not digested by the student body. The want to educate those who have so many resources at their fingertips is sometimes unhealthy.

J Street U Stanford conflicts with national J Street organization

Since February’s ASSU vote to support divestment from corporations profiting from alleged human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, the heated campus debate over the conflict has died down. But the conversation is just beginning for J Street U Stanford, a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-two-state solution advocacy group. Julia Daniel ’17, J Street U Stanford co-president,…

Limitations of identity activism

Challenges lie ahead for today’s activists who still balk at the possibility of initiating unexpected alliances. The sectionalistic few who prefer to lob slogans like “check your privilege” instead of making sincere attempts to ally with their opponents could benefit from a nugget of Putnam’s wisdom. “A society of many virtuous but isolated individuals is not necessarily rich in social capital.”