Tag: community

  • Community members mourn lives lost in Israel

    Over 300 students, staff, faculty and community members gathered at Meyer Green Sunday evening to honor the lives lost in Israel this weekend, during a candlelight vigil held by Stanford Israel Association (SIA) and Hillel. “I became immediately very frightened,” said SIA co-president Andrei Mandelshtam ’25, who stayed awake until the early morning hours after…

  • Stanford Bhangra dhol-s out community

    Three times a week during the school year, desi energy overtakes campus as Stanford Bhangra practices for its upcoming competitions. In vibrant kurtas and turbans, with necklaces sparkling and phuman pom-poms waving, students perform graceful choreography to the rousing dhol drum beat and lively melodies of Punjabi music.  The student dance organization has weathered the…

  • Quick thinking and community saved Blackfest

    On May 6, Stanford’s Black Family Gathering Committee hosted its annual Blackfest music festival at Frost Amphitheatre. The event brought local Black-owned businesses and performers together to celebrate Black art. Blackfest is the largest free hip-hop event in the Bay Area, serving a combination of Stanford students and audience members from surrounding cities. Although part…

  • Empowered Codes: Community and upliftment through jewelry

    For Patricia Wei ‘23, small business Empowered Codes serves as an outlet to combine her love of STEM and jewelry to empower students. Her interest in jewelry began when she followed the journey of Valeria Sawers Murillo ‘21 creating Moonphase, a small business with handmade wire jewelry. One of Wei’s primary muses was her CS…

  • ‘Just dive in’: BLACKstage staff on building community through theater

    BLACKstage, a group aiming to offer Black students a community to explore theater, was recently revived. The organization’s first production after the revival, “Pipeline,” explored the school-to-prison pipeline and the systemic racism Black students often experience.  The Stanford Daily sat down with Lee’Shae Lawson ’23, BLACKstage’s Education Chair, and Eryn Perkins ’25, the director of…

  • Stanford ballet community flourishes despite lack of dance major

    Stanford does not offer a dance major, but in spite of this, highly skilled dancers and choreographers who teach at and attend Stanford foster a thriving dance scene on campus through campus organizations. Among them, the Cardinal Ballet Company (CBC) is a campus favorite, holding annual sold-out performances of “The Nutcracker,” a spring production and…

  • On Call Café: Answering the call for community

    Three years after the pandemic began, discussions about the effects of COVID-19 have faded into the periphery. Still, the restrictive distancing protocols of times past have left tangible impacts on Stanford’s culture and student life. In response, a team of undergraduate and coterminal students banded together to create On Call Café, a student-run late-night café…

  • Students criticize loss of community elements at Center for African Studies

    Students expressed concerns over the loss of the Center for African Studies (CAS) as a community center amid a shift to a more academic space. The transition, which is happening ahead of the departmentalization of African and African American Studies in January, follows changes in center policies that limit student use of the center. CAS,…

  • ‘Bring them home’: Bay Area community rallies on campus for hostages’ return

    Dozens of students and Bay Area residents participated in a car parade on Saturday afternoon to call for the return of people taken hostage by Hamas. The parade occurs amid a reported rise of hate crimes targeting Jewish, Muslim and Arab students on campus tied to tensions over the Israel-Gaza war. Organized by both Stanford and non-Stanford community…