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ASSU Executive candidate Kimiko Hirota ’20 apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet

On the eve of the 2019 Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) student government elections, ASSU Executive candidate Kimiko Hirota ’20 publicly apologized for a screenshot of a 2018 tweet she described as “anti-Semitic,” which she had posted on a now-deleted Twitter account. The tweet was publicized by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) on Facebook…

The mores of memes

What are they? Meme. The word itself sounds sort of droll, minted by pop culture people and certified by Merriam-Webster for our social media purposes. Memes pop up on our Instagram Explore, Twitter and perhaps Facebook feeds, and are characterized by having captions above or superimposed over photos from pop culture.   What is it…

Golub: Enes Kanter, the American harbinger

Enes Kanter couldn’t go to London because he feared for his life.  Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, via his evil henchman and former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, has consistently threatened, mocked, and insulted Kanter for Kanter’s opposition to ruthless totalitarian xenophobia and political suppression.  Ironically, Hedo was a heady player known for his ability to handle and facilitate. Turkoglu claimed Kanter lied about fearing for his life. He called Kanter a fraud for hiding the fact that he couldn’t get a visa to enter the UK.