Tag: Stanfords

  • Editorial Board | Revive Stanford’s student publications

    Imagine it’s a sunny day at Stanford in 2018. You wake up and check your phone to see the latest FoHo newsletter drop in your email inbox — a Stanford medical student poisoned their classmates with formaldehyde?! At breakfast, you might pick up a copy of the Stanford Politics magazine in a dining hall and…

  • Editorial Board | Keeping Stanford’s speech free

    Stanford is again in newspaper headlines. Most notably, The New York Times recently published a column titled “The War Comes to Stanford,” highlighting students’ speech, banners and chalk messages around campus. Other universities have been under as much, if not more, scrutiny. This is not a new phenomenon; college students’ reactions to current events have…

  • Inside the Booth: Troy Clardy’s rise to Stanford’s play-by-play announcer

    Most people start preparing for a job after they are officially offered a position.  But not Stanford alum Troy Clardy ’97, who was prepared to call the Cardinal’s first football game against Hawaii this season before he was offered play-by-play announcer role for Stanford football and men’s basketball.  “I started prepping for the season-opener just…

  • Bruin Beatdown: Tough lessons from Stanford’s homecoming loss to UCLA

    The Cardinal (2-5, 1-4 Pac-12) dropped a home game to the No. 25 UCLA Bruins (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) by a score of 42-7 — on the heels of a miraculous comeback against Colorado last week.  The result was never in question. The Bruins’ offense had a methodical approach that allowed them to move the ball…

  • Inside Stanford’s cautious approach to name, image and likeness

    One of many paradigmatic shifts that have hit collegiate athletes over recent years is the NCAA’s decision to let athletes capitalize off their own name, image and likeness (NIL) — changing the game of how athletes can make money, and forcing schools to scramble to address new expectations from collegiate players. NIL has emerged as…

  • Letter to the Editor | Across diverse backgrounds, we are more aligned on how to approach Stanford’s fossil fuel engagement than you might think

    Dear Editor, We are a group of six graduate researchers with diverse professional backgrounds and opinions on fossil fuel companies’ role in funding affiliate program research. Three of us have been actively protesting fossil fuel funding at the Doerr School. Three of us are in favor of maintaining an open dialogue with fossil fuel companies.…

  • Stanford’s loss to Arizona reveals persisting weaknesses

    Stanford fans cope with a third consecutive loss, as the Cardinal (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) dropped their conference home opener against the Arizona Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) 21-20. It is an encouraging sign that the Cardinal put up a fight against a solid Power Five opponent. Mental errors, however, cost Stanford an opportunity to pull off…

  • Inside the cradle of Stanford’s Documentary Film and Video MFA

    Stanford’s MFA in Documentary Film and Video is a two-year program in which small cohorts of six to eight students immerse themselves in documentary filmmaking. According to the program’s director, Srdan Keča, the program is centered around the principle of collaboration. Students discuss footage, assist each other’s shoots and give feedback at every stage of…

  • From Biiig band to open mics: The unsung heroes of Stanford’s music scene

    With no plans on a Friday night, you venture to CoHo for a warm drink, where you are treated to student bands’ live performances. These performances are a subset of many events — such as concerts and open mic nights — made possible by several student musicians and audio engineers tinkering behind the scenes.  After…

  • Sword-fighting on Sundays: Meet Stanford’s jugger team

    Sunday afternoons are typically when Stanford’s campus is at its quietest. That is, unless you were to walk by Arguello Field and spot a dozen students sparring with handmade longswords, spears and ball-and-chain weapons. The students belong to Stanford’s jugger team, an unofficial student club that formed during the fall of 2022 and has been…