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May 25 2018 | Michael Taylor
At about 5:00 in the evening, Walter Mosley stood at the podium where he would give his reading in two hours’ time. With his loose posture, his ladybug lapel pin, and his stylish fedora—a straw-colored number with black stripes that made it look he was standing in the shade of a pergola on a sunny...
May 11 2018 | Avery Rogers
This quarter, I enrolled in two ethics classes: one on effective altruism and the other about ethical questions “on the edge,” particularly those pertaining to technological advances and modern social problems. I had decided during winter quarter that I wanted to minor in ethics in society, simply...
May 10 2018 | Sara Button
A girl who can taste the emotions of whoever cooked her food. A little boy in a family of pumpkinheads born with an iron for a head. A woman whose husband has no lips. These are only a few of the characters that sprout from writer Aimee Bender’s untamed imagination, which was the topic of...
May 10 2018 | Eliza Wells
Admit Weekend has come and gone, and with it the various panels, fairs, activities and open houses, all designed to convince the newest batch of freshmen that Stanford is the best place to be — under the pretense that they are helping them make an informed decision. “Why are you here,” they ask,...
May 7 2018 | Michael Taylor
In the last century or so, a certain narrative has gained power in which religion is dead, and science is the one who has killed it. If religion does exist at all, this narrative tells us, it is only among those unenlightened folks, who--either through some pitiable lack of fortune, or, worse, some...

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