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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…

Power Play: Spotlight on Stanford’s DJs

It’s dusk on a Saturday evening, and Theta Delta Chi’s Cave Party, a highly publicized all-campus event, is in full swing. In an impressive demonstration of creativity, willpower, and masking-tape mastery, the brothers of TDX have transformed their common space into a convincing cave, the perfect setting for a night of prehistoric debauchery. But though…

Crisis in Greek life

Something needs to be done to correct the harmful gender relations ongoing in Greek organizations. The very fact that Greek life, by definition, is based on a system of segregation of the sexes creates an us-them mentality that allows for sexual objectification, violence, and acceptance of set gendered roles. As a result, a dismantling or, at least, integration of the Greek system may be necessary to overcome the problems in gender relations.