Let’s say I am laying in my bed in unlaundered sweatpants as I watch “Titanic,” or “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” an updated version of the forbidden love story archetype. As I inattentively watch these idealized romances play out on my laptop, I rapidly drag my finger right on my phone screen, affirming my attraction to a promising mirror selfie of a decent-looking Stanford student without a creepy or arrogant bio. In this *hypothetical* scene, something feels a bit wrong about my desire for instant gratification and my yearning for a scenario similar to that of the people slowly falling in love on the dusty laptop screen in front of me.
If you think this story is going to be about you, don’t worry! You’re probably not the only one. I tend to give a lot of people the impression that I’m in love with them. Perhaps I am. I take the “innocent until proven guilty” approach: I choose to love and trust someone before I…
Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ), one of Stanford’s longest-standing yearly traditions, is set to take place Wednesday night, the first iteration of the event in the era of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The University-sanctioned event, where students gather in Main Quad for an “orgy of interclass kissing,” also coincides with one of the…
Last week, The Daily’s editorial board met with new University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne to discuss his transition to Stanford and his hopes for his tenure, as well as his perspective on current campus issues such as alcohol and sexual assault. During our conversation, Tessier-Lavigne expressed repeatedly his desire to better engage with students and collaborate in developing constructive policies; as a group, we noted that while students and administrators both care about the well-being of the Stanford community, failures in communication have led to controversy and student discontent over the past year.
Usually taking place in October, Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ) occurred last Thursday after restructuring to address the administration’s concerns about drinking culture and sexual consent.
This year’s Full Moon on the Quad featured fewer kisses and more roses, harkening back to the rose-giving ceremonies of early Stanford Full Moons.
Student EMTs with the Stanford Emergency Medical Service will be at tonight’s Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ) to provide safety and medical care to participating students.
After pressures from the University threatened to debilitate or even end Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ), the event is back and revamped. This Thursday, expect FMOTQ to bring fewer kisses and more roses, according to the junior class presidents, who plan the event each year.