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How safe is Stanford really?

On the first night of rush, we received warnings of two sexual batteries that had occurred on campus. “Walk home in groups!” warned the coordinators as we left, looking worried. “And hurry home. Be safe!” It wasn’t very late — only a little after midnight. I had walked home from the library by myself many times…

Religion at Stanford: A history

At any given day, Stanford’s gorgeous Memorial Church will be surrounded by tourists gaping at the students and happily snapping photos of Stanford’s most beautiful building. It’s oft featured on postcards and promotional material, as quintessentially Stanford as the tree. It’s a little ironic, in fact, given that the student body isn’t outwardly religious. From…

Green Library’s secret reading stash

Graffiti might technically be against the rules, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of students from scribbling little messages on the desks in Green Library. I never noticed them until a few weeks ago, when, exhausted from reading my math notes, I stared off into space, desperate for something to think about that didn’t involve matrices…