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I Am Narcissus, and You Can Be Too

I had a professor freshman year who believed that, in the not-so-distant future, students and literary scholars alike will study tweets in the same manner that we today carefully analyze poetry or paintings. As I pictured high school students trying to scan the meter and explicate meaning in one of Justin Bieber’s heartwarming, soul-penetrating pearls…

Peterson: Don’t write off Stanford football just yet

There may not be a more daunting task in sports than following greatness. Every legend that has ever graced a sports field leaves at some point, either to join another team or to call it a career. The athletes that replace these legends are charged not only with stepping into an important role for quite possibly their first time but filling the vacant gap left by a superstar and the expectations that come along with it.

Wednesday roundtable: Saying goodbye to Stanford’s seniors

One week from today, No. 5 Stanford will take on No. 4 Michigan State in the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Over the next week, outspoken fifth-year seniors like inside linebacker Shayne Skov and outside linebacker Trent Murphy will be making their final appearances with the media and on the field as members of the Cardinal. As we approach the end of this era, we asked football writers David Cohn, Do-Hyoung Park and Michael Peterson: What will you miss most about this current crop of Cardinal seniors?

‘Rags to Roses’ excerpt: Leadup to Oregon 2012

One thing was clear: The road to the Pac-12 Championship went through Oregon.

No team understood that fact better than Stanford. For two consecutive seasons, the Ducks had denied the Cardinal the conference title and a national championship bid; Andrew Luck ‘12, who only beat the Ducks once in his three-year playing career, had even admitted that Stanford was suffering from an “Oregon problem.” With Luck gone, the Cardinal arrived at Autzen as a 21-point underdog.