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Q&A with the three co-founders of Stanford IGNITE

The Stanford chapter of IGNITE, a nationwide nonprofit that aims to help realize the political power in every young woman, put on its first event, Women in Civic Leadership, on Jan. 19, featuring guest speakers like Palo Alto City Councilwoman Liz Kniss, East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Yarbrough and former East Palo Alto Mayor Laura Martinez. The Daily sat down with the three co-founders of Stanford IGNITE, Julianne Dones ’18, Blanca Diaz ’18 and Anika Benons ’18, to discuss the event and their time leading Stanford’s chapter of the organization.

Noname Gypsy: Running from paradise

The room was full with students occupying each crevice of open space, an assemblage of dangling feet and note-taking hands papering the air. Noname Gypsy, an elusive and rising underground rapper from Chicago, visited Stanford’s Harmony House last week for an informal talk and Q&A hosted by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. A…

Q&A with Grace O’Brien, freshman and founder of nonprofit Ears for Years, Inc.

As a freshman in high school, Grace O’Brien ’19 became interested in how she could expand access to hearing aids in areas where such accommodations weren’t readily available or affordable. By her sophomore year in high school, O’Brien had started her own nonprofit, Ears for Years Inc. O’Brien still runs the nonprofit, and her discussion about this project with The Stanford Daily is below.

Q&A with Jorge Cham, cartoonist and procrastination expert

Jorge Cham, PhD ‘02, creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (commonly referred to as PhD Comics), a comic strip about the struggles of graduate school which originally appeared in The Daily, will give a lecture called “The Power of Procrastination” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in Hewlett Teaching Center. After the lecture, he will hold a book signing in Packard Auditorium, where he will sign student copies of the first four volumes of PhD Comics.