Hidden behind the swarms of CS majors and pre-meds, beyond the powerhouse athletics department and unseen by the public eye perennially fixed on Greek life and admissions rates, Stanford has a quietly thriving and largely autonomous student music scene. While the artistic talent of Stanford students — whether they major in music or mechanical engineering…
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The second annual Art After Dark festival, held in Old Union and White Plaza from May 17to 19, featured over 250 pieces of artistic work from over 100 artists, ranging from spoken word to paintings to sculptures. The event was a collaborative effort between the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA) and Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS), seeking to showcase Stanford’s artistic talent while presenting an underlying theme of sustainability. The Daily discussed the festival with SOCA director Jennifer Schaffer ’14.
Administrators like Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Harry Elam have spoken of making the arts “inescapable” on campus. What better way to make them inescapable than to have student art throughout the residences?