Although Stanford’s undergraduate population tends towards the Democratic party, the University is not without its conservative tendencies. The Stanford Review was co-founded over 30 years ago by venture capitalist and conservative philanthropist Peter Thiel; resident think tank the Hoover Institution once included Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster among its fellows. The Stanford College Republicans (SCR), meanwhile, has traditionally kept a low profile, but the last several months have seen the group put more effort into engaging the student body.
For better or for worse, midterms are here, marking the demise of the deceivingly blissful beginning of Fall Quarter. While this transition carries with it many surprises and changes for frosh (like how blindingly fast the quarter system passes by), one hidden change hit me harder than I thought: the end of the free stuff.…
On Friday afternoon, hundreds of prospective freshman flocked to the annual Admit Weekend Activities Fair in White Plaza. Dozens of student groups had booths set up, all trying to attract prospective freshmen (ProFros) to their tables.
Recent changes include funding from the Haas Center for Public Service toward Zipcars that allow cadets to commute to their training sites, recognition as an official student organization, permission to take part in the annual Activities Fair in White Plaza and a physical office for the Army branch of ROTC in Sweet Hall.
Jeremy Keeshin ’12 and Zach Galant ’12 founded the Stanford Flipside as freshmen in 2008.