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Community centers: a long struggle for resources

Community centers’ push for increased resources – a perennial issue raised by student groups and representatives – has a long history. Challenges over the years range from a lack of professional staff and space for student groups to the threat of budget cuts affecting hours of operation and programming. This has led to a cycle of activism among students who hope to maintain and grow the community centers.

Hundreds of Stanford and local high school students rally for gun control

In the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and faculty members dead, survivors of the shooting galvanized a national movement demanding gun reform. Exactly one month later, on Wednesday March 14, students at Stanford and in Palo Alto joined others around the country in a nationwide walkout for gun control.

Outsiders on the inside: Joining an ethnic community you don’t belong to

ASAS. PASU. MEChA. BSU. Q&A. Like most things at Stanford, ethnic and cultural organizations constitute an array of acronyms. This speaks to the sheer number of groups on campus built around ethnicity and its intersections with sex, race and politics. Nonetheless, most members of these organizations identify with not just the organization’s literal title but…

Undocumented youth and Stanford students talk immigration struggles, college admissions

Undocumented students from Sequoia High School commanded a crowd of about 70 people with their personal stories of migration and struggle at El Centro Chicano last week. The education session was organized by MeCHA de Stanford, [email protected] [email protected] de Stanford and the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) in collaboration with Redwood City 2020 and Sequoia High School’s Dream Club.

More academia than just the West

We, El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán de Stanford (MEChA), do not support the ballot initiative by The Stanford Review for a Western civilization requirement. We, as MEChA, have always existed with the understanding that the current societal and educational systems were not made for us. It is through the efforts of many past Chicanxs…

ASSU Constitutional Council unanimously votes to hear SOCC case

In a unanimous vote, the ASSU Constitutional Council, a five-person judicial body in charge of interpreting the ASSU Constitution, ruled in favor of hearing The Stanford Review’s case against the Students of Color Coalition (SOCC). The case arose after the Review requested documents related to alleged misconduct at a SOCC interview, in which Molly Horowitz ’16 claims that she was asked an inappropriate question that targeted her Jewish faith.