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Caroline Caselli

Caselli: The importance and solace of Stanford sports

But in 1995, my family of four was rocked by tragedy when my dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor; nine months later, he was gone. My brother, 11 at the time, sought solace in his busy schedule of athletic commitments. A six-year-old girl now lacking a father figure, I sought solace in my brother.

M. Basketball: Catching up with Chasson Randle

Chasson Randle, the Class of 2015’s lone men’s basketball recruit, has comfortably settled into his starting role on the Pac-12 stage. This past summer, the 6-foot-1 guard from Rock Island, Ill., received numerous accolades from opposing teams’ coaches on the squad’s trip to Spain, and he has been an integral part of the Cardinal’s 15-5 start.

The five people you will meet in your freshman dorm

Over the next several weeks, class of 2015, you will be bombarded by new names, faces and Facebook friends, all spanning a wide range of ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic and cultural backgrounds. But despite this rich diversity, some like-minded types seem to pop up all over campus every year. With that in mind, here are five people that you are certain to come across in your freshman dorm.

W. Volleyball: Sophomore duo of Wopat and Williams give Stanford some serious offensive firepower

As most students enjoyed the dwindling days of summer vacation, the No. 2 Stanford women’s volleyball team spent the past three weeks competing against several of the nation’s premier programs and kicking off the inaugural season of Pac-12 play in fine form. After a perfect preseason—including marquee wins over a pair of four-time defending national champions, No. 5 Penn State and No. 6 Florida—the Cardinal (8-1, 2-1 Pac-12) has fallen only to top-ranked California in a tough road matchup.

World Town brings the party to San Francisco

Though electronic dance music has experienced a recent surge in popularity–June’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas reported some 85,000 attendees on one day alone, and artists like Tiesto and David Guetta are practically household names–this was hardly the case just a few years back, when local DJ Trevor Simpson was trying to get his foot in the door.
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