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The crew of Cru: part 1

Three days before Cru dinner Nitery 206, 7:30 p.m. Anthony Nguyen ’17 MS ’18 is marking up a whiteboard in red — there’s an ambitious list of about 7 dishes splashed up already, from banh mi to buns to spiced pork ribs, a menu heavily inspired by David Chang’s Momofuku cookbook. Roving around the table,…

Activism

While justice movements persist on Cal’s campus and our own— and on campuses countrywide—student protests register quietly, quickly, or not at all in the news. Activism, as an average, is now quiet smolder dulled by the apathy of mass opinion. There are passionate folks, loud and brilliant people standing up for what is right at Stanford and elsewhere, but their energy does not mirror the sentiments of their peers—student populations are no longer excited. There are few powerful causes that hold our attention, and a protest is unlikely to bring us out in force (unless there is a promise of free food, or a celebrity speaker).