James Baldwin often referred to European-Americans as “the people who think they are white.” I used to think this was some kind of riddle. What does he mean “think”? I’d love to be anything other than white, but people of color taught me to stay in my lane. It’s not a choice or belief; we are white. What would we be if we weren’t?
On Nov. 9, 2016, earth systems science professor Noah Diffenbaugh ’96 M.S. ’97 was contacted by the Associated Press fewer than five minutes after the organization had called the presidential election for Donald Trump. He was asked what the outcome meant for global climate change, and it’s a question he hasn’t stopped hearing since. “With…
As a member of the Harry Potter Generation – Bloomsbury published “Sorcerer’s Stone” the year I was born – I tend to mesh pieces of my identity with my Hogwarts House. I’m a Ravenclaw, so I’m original, open-minded and intellectual (at least, that’s what I write on my resume). JK Rowling introduces an uncomplicated dichotomy…
This year, Synergy announced in an op-ed in The Daily that the residence would not be releasing unofficial decisions about staffing, sparking a discourse on the longtime process of extending informal offers.
Synergy will not be giving unofficial offers this year, and we hope other houses will join us in this policy.
Even as one of the most vegan friendly campuses in the country, there is still work to be done to make vegan and vegetarian students’ needs feel equal to omnivorous students.
I live in Synergy. I have 5 roommates. We live between 2 rooms on separate floors, and hold tenuous reign over a tiny third, which we use as a projector room (only holds a couch and a coffee table). All five of my roommates lack the stomachs for a vegetarian house and their insides complain loudly and regularly. This is a story of clandestine aggression, brotherhood and guilt. This is also an apology.
At first, Daniel Greene, a fourth year Ph.D. student, couldn’t believe what his friend told him about baking bread each night and having impromptu dance parties in the kitchen at Synergy, one of the seven Stanford cooperative living communities. When Greene visited the Farm for a conference and stayed in Synergy, he was blown away by the friendly community he experienced in such a short time.