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In ASSU executive debate, slates disagree on undergraduate representation on Title IX panels, methods of enacting change

On Sunday, Apr. 8, two of the three executive slates running for the 2018-2019 ASSU presidency and vice presidency participated in a debate co-hosted by The Stanford Daily and KZSU. Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson (the Shanta-Rosie slate) debated Khaled Aounallah ’19 and Michael Ocon ’20 (the Khaled-Ocon slate) for approximately an hour while KZSU’s Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 and The Daily’s Yasmin Samrai ’21 moderated.

Student art meets student passion in the juried exhibition ‘InTransit’

“InTransit,” an annual exhibition here on campus from the Stanford department of art and art history, features a collection of art by Stanford students and local artists at the Coulter Art Gallery. This campus-wide tradition invites students, faculty members and nearby residents to enjoy a unique array of carefully selected art pieces. Through the one-of-a-kind…

An open letter from CAPS Director on mental health

Mental health on college campuses is a complex issue involving many stakeholders — from students, parents and friends to faculty and staff. Unfortunately, communication between these groups can sometimes be inconsistent leading to the appearance of a paucity of action. Lily Zheng’s April 17 op-ed (“How Stanford forgot about its mental health crisis”) raises the…

Frankly, on suicide awareness

Content warning: suicide, self-harm I know I have the reputation of always seeing the glass as half-empty. In the three years I’ve written for the Stanford Daily, that’s been the hallmark of my writing – critical, indignant and biting. I write about campus issues, in particular, to combat the pristine image of this university that…

Free speech is not a free pass

I don’t even know why we’re still talking about free speech. There are so many things going on right now at Stanford: poor mental health resources, inadequately-paid PHEs, a lack of faculty diversity and poor conditions for workers on campus, to name just a few. Our campus is a complex and chaotic mix of student…