With the summer fast approaching, we here at the Daily wanted to take the time to look back at this year’s most important stories and point out some trends we’ve noticed about campus life. From the recent admissions scandal, to crises facing the grad student population, to GUP protests and long-range planning reports, this has been a hectic year for the Stanford community. We’ve been there every step of the way making sure that the story gets told.
The Daily interviewed Booker’s former football teammates and senior class co-presidents to form a more nuanced picture of his formative college years at Stanford and examined his former Daily columns.
At a recent event for a 2020 Democratic hopeful, I was struck by a question from the audience. Cloaked in a floral dress and cool demeanor, the woman ever-so-slightly raised her hand. “I saw you speak in New York a few weeks ago. You were different – subdued, diplomatic, placating. Is this just the California version of you? Who’s the real you, Senator?”
When I first came across Cory Booker’s Daily columns, part of me was prepared to be disillusioned by yet another politician. I came across the columns through a recent Daily article titled ‘Presidential hopeful’s intimate columns about race, homosexuality and groping incident resurface.’ With such a title, given the current political environment, his collegiate writing seemed liable to incriminate him in more than angsty musings on California weather or dining hall food.
On the occasion of Senator Cory Booker’s presidential announcement, The Daily combed through its archives and discovered an intimate portrait of the former columnist’s personal development at Stanford.
Election Day 2020 is 651 days away — and while this may appear to follow a trend of presidential bids coming earlier every election year, data on historical presidential announcement dates show a more complex story.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ’92 of New Jersey returned to Stanford on Saturday to discuss his new book, United: Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. The OpenXChange event also featured “Nightline” anchor Juju Chang ’87, who engaged the senator in a conversation about his experiences in public service and time at Stanford.
As the protests rage on at Mizzou, Yale, Ithaca, and Claremont McKenna, so many commentators and publications have jumped in, guns blazing, to denounce the protests at the top of their lungs, arguing that the “safe spaces” that the students call for are nothing but a means of stifling free speech.