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The column where I get offended

We live in a time where the President of the United States calls college activists and progressives “coddled and protected from different points of view.” Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld avoid events at college campuses for fear of their “political correctness.” An article in the Atlantic, shared 611,000 times on Facebook, decries the “extra thin skin” of today’s…

Misusing Mizzou: Beyond solidarity

The latest chapter of racial violence in America unfolded in the same way as always. In the span of two months, the nation watched as a Black student was assaulted by a police officer in South Carolina, and as prosecutors argued that the murder of Tamir Rice, a black child, was justified. We watched as systems of Black subjugation and murder replicated themselves in a pattern we have seen over and over again.

A storm of words

Stanford has always been a place that engenders discussion on a general smorgasbord of topics. This is one of the things I love most about the place — the diversity that begets awareness. Yet as I peruse comments and listen to perspectives throughout campus, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the specifics — the terminology and nuances of the everyday going-ons that are targeted.

Sanskriti organizes support for Nepal

On Wednesday night, Sanskriti, Stanford’s South Asian undergraduate organization, held a vigil to honor the lives lost in the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. Several students, community members and others working on earthquake relief efforts spoke at the vigil, sharing their thoughts and experiences. There were also tables set up with representatives from…