At Stanford, Swingtime is known for their aerials, high-energy and overall fun. No previous experience is required to join, just effort and personality. And just like their website says, Swingtime “bring[s] the party.”
As the presidential election approaches, student groups, such as the Stanford College Republicans (SCR), the Stanford Democrats (Dems), Cardinal For Biden and Stanford Libertarians have been actively campaigning for the presidential candidate they’ve endorsed, despite most of the operations having been moved online.
Following a weeklong series of demonstrations that started on Friday, July 24, Tuesday’s protest marked the last day of Step Up or Step Down’s campaign. Each day of protest featured a different theme that called attention to the campaign’s demands: accountability, knowledge, community, reparation and transformation, respectively.
All the effort of kneading and forehead sweating, not to mention the painstaking hours of waiting — all for a small lump of beige-colored dough to inflate into a puffy, smooth balloon — is quickly displaced in a matter of minutes by the rapid slicing and gobbling and inhaling and swallowing of eight grabbing hands and four hungry mouths.