Tag: Stanford

  • Screen scrimmage: Famous scenes shot at Stanford and Berkeley

    About an hour and 15 minutes into “High School Musical 3,” Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) steps into an arcade near Main Quad’s East Gateway, smiles in the courtyard behind Wallenberg Hall and bikes past the Papua New Guinea garden.  Beyond “High School Musical,” Stanford and UC Berkeley’s campuses have been settings for some iconic films…

  • 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…

  • ‘The Games of California and Stanford’ traces thrilling beginnings of football rivalry

    In the spring of 1892, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley came together for their very first football game as rivals. This historic moment, along with later encounters between Cal and Stanford through 1900, are recorded in Jack F. Sheehan and Louis Honig’s book “The Games of California and Stanford.” In 1892, seven years…

  • Stanford leads in Big Games across all sports

    As the biggest rivalry within Stanford athletics since 1892, the Big Game brings anticipation, school spirit and a flurry of longstanding traditions every fall. But although the annual football game typically draws the most attention and excitement, it is not the only showdown to watch between the Bears and the Cardinal. The Big Game extends…

  • Enemies to contemporaries: Rising authors at Stanford and Berkeley

    Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley both boast talented youth authors among their students and alumni. College rivalry aside, this generation of rising writers has much in common with one another. The Daily interviewed four about their creative processes and literary focuses. Aparna Verma (Stanford ’20) From her early imaginative scribbles to her recent,…

  • ‘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…

  • Rooting for the story: Q&A with Stanford professor and Cal alumnus Gary Pomerantz

    When communications professor Gary Pomerantz watches the Big Game, he does not root for the teams — he roots for the story. As an accomplished sports writer who has covered the NFL for The Washington Post — in addition to multiple Super Bowls, World Series, Rose Bowls and Wimbledons — Pomerantz knows sports.  The Stanford…

  • Stanford vs. Berkeley: Which campus has better public art?

    Among many aspects of Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley’s historic rivalry, none has stood the test of time better than that between the two school’s iconic public artworks. I will review well-known sculptures, statues and mosaics on the two campuses, presenting them in their glory. Battle of 19th-century figure sculptures: “The Football Players”…

  • Ranking the 15 best football players from Stanford and Cal

    In the 131-year history of the Big Game, some great players have suited up for both the Stanford Cardinal and the California Golden Bears. Many of them continued into the NFL, with some becoming legendary figures in the sport.  In preparation for the 126th meeting between these two storied programs, here’s a (relatively unbiased) ranking…

  • Beaver State beatdown: Stanford women’s volleyball sweeps Oregon schools

    No. 4 Stanford women’s volleyball (22-3, 15-1 Pac-12) defeated No. 6 Oregon (22-5, 12-4 Pac-12) 3-2 on Thursday evening, followed by a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon against Oregon State (10-16, 5-11 Pac-12). The victory on Saturday took the program’s record against the Beavers to 75-0. The Cardinal totaled 47 digs and seven aces against Oregon…