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Full Moon on the Quad organizers stress affirmative consent, discourage sick students from attending

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…

It’s time to change the PHE and RCC roles

Some traditions have been around for so long that inertia makes it difficult to significantly alter them in any meaningful way. This phenomenon has presented problems for Stanford’s residential staff roles: resident assistants (RAs), peer health educators (PHEs) and resident computer consultants (RCCs). The responsibilities and job structure in place for each of these positions…

Editorial Board: Reworking and refinancing mental health resources at Stanford

Our criticism of the University’s inability to keep up with mental health resource demand is not meant to be a criticism of the integral role that CAPS currently plays on campus: it remains an accessible, 24-hour resource that has helped thousands of Stanford students. The existing demand for CAPS is a testament to how important of a role CAPS plays in the Stanford community. At the same time, it remains true that Stanford’s mental health infrastructure can no longer fully meet demand.