Frustrated by a lack of information about campus events, Sumi Mudgill ’21 created FullSend.App, an event advertising platform that she and her team hope will change how information about campus events is disseminated to college students across the country.
After a week’s hiatus, we’re back with the Yak of the week. Busy with midterms? Here’s what your fellow students have been talking about while you’ve been buried in Green. the Grind encourages you to Yak responsibly. The Stanford Daily is not responsible for general content on the Yik Yak app.
The Stanford Daily is proud to announce a partnership with Yik Yak, Inc. We’re going to be publishing a curated selection of some of the most popular Yaks of the week at Stanford. the Grind encourages you to Yak responsibly. The Stanford Daily is not responsible for general content on the Yik Yak app.
Anonymous forums, misused as they have been, can be a good alternative space for dialogue that complements the campus norm. Because of this, we should be trying to use anonymity in civil, productive ways instead of denouncing it as cowardly or corrupt.
The paper is the best resource on campus to get ideas out there, but the state of campus conversation lives and dies with each of us and the choice to share your voice and seek to learn. It’s time we accept that responsibility.
Posting from a place of anonymity doesn’t make your thoughts valid or true. And if you’re not careful about what you’re writing, you can seriously hurt some people.
At Stanford, we have the privilege of resources many do not have access to outside of this bubble. It is important to acknowledge this fact for our own well-being while navigating hostile spaces. When we leave here, we must work to make self-care a part of our lives, and strive for self-care implementations in our home communities who may not have access to other options.
In order to move from these basic realities into more nuanced discussions on activism, resistance, survival, and healing, we must move past our fear of acknowledging racism. Only by confronting our own beliefs can we grow as individuals, as communities, and as a campus.