You’re having a quick lunch at Arrillaga when, suddenly, disaster strikes. Someone you vaguely know starts up a conversation. Aside from the fact that you wanted some alone time, you completely forgot their name, and they clearly did not forget yours. You start with that awkward, drawn out “heyyyy” and hope that it’s not too…
I’m scared. They say “new year, new me.” Being scared is certainly a “new me” from how I left 2018. Towards the end of last year, I was definitely not scared. If anything, I was scary. (Gasp!) It was almost scary to see how much I’d changed since the beginning of the year — to…
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward gave a talk on investigative journalism and the Trump presidency, which he referred to as “a pivot point in history,” Thursday night in Cemex Auditorium.
A Facebook post by Hamzeh Daoud ’20, in which he threatened to “physically fight” Zionist students, has sparked debate over not only Israeli-Palestinian relations but also over the limits of students’ speech and the potential consequences of an online threat.
After a barrage of accusations that Stanford’s recently-acquired ValleyCare Medical Center is a poor work environment — including allegations of worker intimidation, bribery and patient endangerment — the hospital’s nurses have taken matters into their own hands and unionized.
Fumbling over words is, generally, not enjoyable. At a place like Stanford, where rhetoric skills are acknowledged as necessary and thus require two quarters of training, most of us take for granted that smooth speech equates with intelligence. We are aware that being able to explain something well often means knowing it well, too.
Last Wednesday, I attended the first week’s meeting of my history class discussion section. We started our 50 minutes with an innocent icebreaker, in which every student went up to the chalkboard, said their name and then wrote it down where their birthplace might be if the board were actually a map, albeit blank and borderless. We were supposed to reference where the students before us had placed their names and estimate where our own belonged.
DO: Know your fear.
DOO-DOO: Hide from your fear.