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Are you skin hungry?: A review of Beyond Sex Ed

At New Student Orientation, all incoming frosh and transfers experience Beyond Sex Ed: Consent and Sexuality, promising to be “a transformative experience for incoming first-year undergraduates at Stanford, which features personal stories from current students, supported by a framework for thinking about sexuality interpersonally and culturally.” I, however, found the experience to be truly horrifying.…

Futility of planning

Dear frosh, Glad to have you with us. I’ll spare you the “Welcome to Stanford” spiel because real talk: You’re focused on trying to survive, not trying to remember the contents of the fifty near-identical welcome speeches you’ve undoubtedly heard already. I know because last year, I was you. As a current sophomore, I like…

NSO Nostalgia

Last year, during this time, the highlight of my New Student Orientation (NSO) was being almost kicked by a Dollie during Band Run. This year, I’m glad to report otherwise. As corny as it sounds, the highlight of my NSO was getting to meet the incoming class of 2023 (or twenty-tree, as the frosh like…

I stand with Chanel Miller: A survivor’s take on Stanford’s failure to support victims of sexual assault

Exactly three years ago I started at Stanford. Still on that NSO high of fountain hopping and Band Run, I was beaming with Stanford pride, much like many of the dorm-t-shirt-lanyard-wearing freshmen I’ve seen the last few days. But despite the for-the-most-part successful attempts of the administration to make me feel welcome and included as…