Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXVIII - Issue 3
Special Fee Groups Justify their $1.5 Million Budget
Last year, 36 student groups attempted to obtain special fees, and all but one succeeded. This year, with 53 student groups attempting to obtain special fees in the midst of a recession, special fees may be more difficult to acquire. When both undergraduate and graduate groups are considered, the total special fee request adds up to $1,491,245.69.
....Full story in Front Page.....by David Myszewski
A Word From The Editor
Are activists the enemy? Most of the time, obviously, yes (unless you're one of the people reading this because you're keeping tabs on your enemies). But all the time? Is there room for an occasional alliance on issues of joint interest? After all, there's a certain political cache to being able to say "The Review and the activists both support position X." And if we could actually find issues we agree on, it might even be worth doing it on occassion.
....Full story in Editor's Note.....by Henry Towsner
Kevin "Silent Bob" Smith Raises the Roof
Over six hundred people packed into Kresge Auditorium on March 7, to see film writer/director/producer Kevin Smith for a night of laughs in what became one of the most entertaining events of the quarter.
....Full story in News.....by Andrew Wright
Professor Elam Defends "Beyond White" Event
Last issue, due to various scheduling issues, the news article on the "Beyond 'White'" workshop was not able to include the comments of either Aya De Leon, the leader of the workshop, or Professor Harry Elam, director of the Stanford Irvine Institute for Diversity in the Arts. As such, it mainly consisted of a summary of the events surrounding the expulsion of Review reporters Alex Robbins and Ming Zhu from the workshop.
....Full story in News.....by Nels Hansen
Prof. Davis on Prison Reform
On Thursday, February 25, Stanford students had the rare opportunity to hear Angela Davis, professor of the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ms. Davis is also the author of Women, Race & Class (1981) and Women, Culture & Politics (1989) among other texts. In 1994, she received an appointment as the University of California Presidential Chair in African American and Feminist Studies.
....Full story in News.....by Mark Zavislak
The Week in Review
Find out the latest happenings on campus.
....Full story in News.....by Will Hudson
Objectivist Club's Influence Expands
Despite the phenomenal influence and success Ayn Rand's works have had in America in the last 50 years, her philosophical thought has remained largely unexamined, ignored, or even scorned by American scholars. Students who discover her work and develop an interest in her revolutionary philosophy, Objectivism, have been almost totally unable to learn about it formally in an academic context. In response to this demand, a movement of Objectivist campus clubs has been steadily developing and growing since the 1960's in universities throughout North America and the rest of the civilized world. The Stanford Objectivist club, like the nearly one hundred other campus clubs that currently exist, is dedicated to the study and promotion of Objectivism. By providing free literature, lecture series, discussion meetings, and philosophical reading groups the SOC seeks to both introduce Ayn Rand's ideas to the students and faculty of Stanford University and to offer them a means of further studying Objectivism.
....Full story in Opinion.....by Jason Rheins
Flyer Policy Prevents Informed Electorate
In one month more than fifty candidates and special fees groups will vie forpositions in the ASSU and for thousands of dollars of fees. It would be natural to think that candidates would go door to door talking to students about their positions and be able to post flyers wherever students will read them. However, because of the policies implemented by Residential Education (ResEd), this is no longer possible.
....Full story in Opinion.....by Ryan Wisnesky
Religion is Serious: Take it Seriously
In my 19 years of life on Earth, I've so far found many people willing to 'discuss' religion. By 'discuss', these people mean they would like to repeat essentially verbatim something they heard from their minister, their parents etc. without actually processing or thinking about the words which are coming from their mouth. I find this both offensive and disturbing. Offensive because the implication is that I am not intelligent enough to figure out what they're doing and ignore them; disturbing in that they aren't intelligent enough to figure out what this religious leader was doing and ignore them. Isn't it at least worth thinking about? I mean, if you're going to go around believing something regarding eternal salvation or damnation, oughtn't you to consider its implications, its source, and whether it makes enough sense for you to go around spreading it? And to believe it, as well?
....Full story in Opinion.....by Nels Hansen
Letter to the Editor
Bravo for your recent "Last Page" 'article' in what seemed to me as a hilarious example of what moronic students would say in a protest if God, instead of Ms. Condoleeza Rice, were chosen to give the graduating speech at Stanford in June, 2002. I felt it was fabulous that you capitalized on the insane and destructively hateful ideology of the contemporary left-of-center politically corrupt voice. Perhaps the quote which caught the essence was the one in which a "student" berated God for being evil because He did not make everyone equal and gave some people more intelligence than others. This was funny because it shows that such liberal activists really do not want human diversity and uniqueness at all -- even though "celebrating differences" is their coined phrase -- but instead, feverishly attempting to actualize their proposed concept of a communistic "fair" and egalitarian society, political liberals are under pressure to smother anything which makes some humans more 'successful' than others, and show no haste in suppressing such God-created dissimilarities in order to simulate societal 'equality.' In the process liberals look like a group of teenagers who bravely set the house on fire in experimentation, and as the flames grow out of control they realize their panic levels do too. I vociferously urge you to continue as much mocking and bringing to attention of such political fatuity as you can possibly sustain, and I definately look forward to such exposure in your future issues. Very clever!
....Full story in Letter to the Editor
As finals loom down upon us, it's time to seriously hit the books and get to studying. Or so you think. Really, it's time to start perfecting your procrastination skills. Here are some suggestions from the Chief.
The Stanford Review Sympathy Quiz
Several people have recently told our staff members that, although they do not agree with the Review, they read it for an assortment of other reasons (entertainment value, not feeling angry enough, keeping track of the enemy, and so on). As a service to our readers, we offer the following quiz to help determine if you're one of our supportive readers, or not (just in case you weren't sure).
....Full story in The Last Page
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