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SCOr picks up ‘Good Vibrations’

Last Friday night, under the soft lights of Toyon’s lounge, Stanford Collaborative Orchestra (SCOr) swept the audience away on a musical adventure. Layers of strings, woodwinds and incredible pianists carried the listeners through a dizzyingly gorgeous set and reminded me of just how many amazing musicians Stanford has. SCOr’s spring concert, “Good Vibrations,” featured a…

Andrew Bird lights up Bing with graceful melodies guaranteed to warm your soul

As the light dimmed, multitalented instrumentalist Andrew Bird played his violin to a series of relatively experimental videos, which were eventually revealed to be done in conjunction with his new albums titled “Echolocations.” Moving swiftly from violin to guitar, Bird played violin while singing in smooth, heavenly tones (for all you violinists out there, you’ll…

Friends remember Bryant Tan

On June 29 this year, Stanford co-terminal student Bryant Tan passed away after a mountaineering accident in Triglav National Park in Slovenia while hiking alone.

Friends remember Tan as a quiet, hard-working “British kid” who strived for perfection in all that he did.

“If he saw something wrong, he would do something about it,” said friend Max Praglin ’14, M.S. ’15. “He was a really clever guy.”