Category: News

  • Thank you for the music: Bands at Stanford and Berkeley thrive despite rough odds

    As annual debates over academic and social superiority resurface between Stanford and Cal students amid the buzz of the Big Game, the culture surrounding student bands and musicians at the two universities suggests the Bay’s notorious collegiate rivals have more in common than meets the eye — or the ear, for that matter. While the…

  • University terminates Sigma Chi lease of 550 Lasuen

    The 550 Lasuen house is under Stanford ownership and management as of Aug. 31, after the University terminated an 86-year-old ground lease held by a group of Sigma Chi alumni.  550 Lasuen, Neighborhood Magnolia’s only non-theme non-Greek Row house, was home to the Sigma Chi fraternity since its construction in 1938. After the fraternity was…

  • FloMo expands Kosher breakfast options

    The Graduate Student Council (GSC) heard updates on campus dining and social life and deliberated over the circumstances that would warrant GSC funding for campus events and organizations at its Tuesday meeting. Housing and dining updates Representatives from Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) and Student Housing Operations updated GSC members on housing and dining on…

  • 126th annual Big Game traditions continue alongside student activism

    Many students across campus demonstrated their Stanford pride by participating in Big Game traditions. Over the years, Stanford has continued its many traditions leading up to the Big Game, and the 126th Big Game is no different. Hoover Tower is lit up red at night, and the fountains course with red water. This week, students…

  • ‘We must fear the tree’: Indonesian president calls for sustainability collaboration at Stanford

    “Do I look like a member of the Stanford family now?” Indonesian President Joko Widodo, commonly known as “Jokowi,” asked the audience at Schwab Residential Center as he showed off his red tie worn in the Stanford spirit. “Now you see how it is important to be connected to each other as people, and so…

  • Pro-Israel tent set up across from sit-in

    Students and Jewish and Israeli community members began manning a tent surrounded by pro-Israel posters and Israeli flags in White Plaza on Monday. The initiative attempts to creating peaceful conversation on the Israel-Gaza war amid an increasingly polarized campus climate, the tent’s organizers told The Daily. The tent is not organized by any specific student…

  • 50 years in the making: African and African American Studies program departmentalizes in January

    The African and African American Studies (AAAS) program will become its own department in January, after 50 years of student advocacy. The AAAS program was the first ethnic studies program implemented at Stanford, and offers major and minor programs. In the 2022-23 school year, there were 15 declared majors. Student advocacy Departmentalization advocacy can be…

  • Police Blotter: Placing marks to terrorize and rape

    This report covers a selection of incidents from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) bulletin. Learn more about the Clery Act and how The Daily approaches reporting on crime and safety here. Tuesday, Nov. 7 Petty theft of a bicycle between 9 a.m. and 5…

  • Aiming for the three-peat: Ink Bowl 2023 preview

    This Saturday, flashes of red and blue will trail behind the players of the most anticipated, prestigious and infamous collegiate brawl of the Bay: the Ink Bowl.  As Stanford’s fountains turn red in preparation for Big Game against Cal on Saturday, The Stanford Daily and the Daily Californian are preparing for their own on-field tradition…

  • Dispelling darkness: Stanford hosts annual DiwaliFest

    The Stanford Hindu Students Association (HSA) hosted their annual DiwaliFest in Memorial Church (MemChu) Sunday, attracting a large congregation of all ages as attendees filled nearly every pew in the church. “We want to take a few moments to celebrate and remove all the darkness from our lives and this world. We want to bring…