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Yaks of the week: Vol. 2

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.

We are all columnists

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.

Self-care is resistance

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.

The R word

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.