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Stanford Flashmob Orchestra to spontaneously perform songs on campus

On a gray Friday evening, a t-shirt-wearing orchestra stormed White Plaza to perform a free, unticketed rendition of “Viva La Vida.”

They are the Stanford Flashmob Orchestra (SFmO), and they’re here to break the ice that comes with formal orchestras one musical saw at a time. Once a month, this group of mostly classically-trained musicians meets to improvise an arrangement for a popular song. The next day, they storm a public space on campus, fill it with a song or two, and disappear as quickly as they came.

‘I, Chicken’ event brings virtual reality chicken experience to campus

Representatives from the student group People for Animal Welfare (PAW) and the youth wing of the national organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA2) held an event called “I, Chicken” that brought students the opportunity to simulate being a chicken. Samantha Neuber ’16, an organizer for the event, estimated about 30 people did…