You’re at a club with your buddies, nursing an overpriced craft drink — your treat to yourself as a reward for that B- on your math midterm — and chatting about spring plans, summer plans and planning to plan. You lose touch with the conversation for a moment as your gaze wanders and you see…
In a Thursday seminar titled “The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Friendship,” Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Board of Trustees James Moriarty spoke about historical, contemporary and future U.S.-Taiwan relations, and addressed the challenges and merits of democratic systems.
Police took former National Football League (NFL) and Stanford football player Jonathan Martin ’12 into custody on Friday morning following an Instagram post related to Martin’s experience as a victim of bullying that appeared to threaten his high school alma mater, Harvard-Westlake, an independent preparatory school in Los Angeles.
Investigators from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights have found that a Palo Alto middle school mishandled a bullying case in which a disabled student was chronically victimized by classmates.
Nevertheless, every single time that we joked about Stewart made it more okay for someone else to push the joking a little bit further.
Last week, I saw a YouTube video that I have not been able to stop thinking about. The video, titled “It Gets Better,” is Google’s attempt to highlight the “It Gets Better Project” spearheaded by media pundit and author Dan Savage. The project started when Dan and his spouse, Terry, posted a video in response to the recent rise in suicides among gay American teenagers. They talked about how they were both heavily bullied in high school but had an incredible time in college and after, found each other, fell in love and even adopted a son and started a family.
The past Friday was Day of Silence, a nationwide movement where high school and college students across the country remain silent for the entire day in order to make people aware of the bullying of LGBT youth. I have participated in Day of Silence every year I have been at Stanford. It is an important day for me, every year. Every Day of Silence reminds me of where I come from.