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Surf’s up, summer’s here

When Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment unexpectedly dropped their long-anticipated mixtape, “Surf,” on Thursday night, the seasons changed in a wave of summer jams and good vibrations. Weary spirits across the country were lifted by the gift of new music, and suddenly summer didn’t seem so far away. After the unannounced release hit iTunes…

American, Russian students collaborate at forum despite tense relations

Despite the tensest American-Russian relations since the Cold War, students from both nations shared collaborative solutions to global issues at a student-run research forum hosted at Stanford in early April.  Relations soured last March when Russian president Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, a region recognized as Ukrainian territory. The decision provoked international outrage and was followed…