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Rae Wymer
Rae Wymer is a high schooler writing as part of The Daily's Summer Journalism Workshop.

Technology industry is more racially unjust than you may think, panelists say

Panelists at the Advocating for Racial Equity in Tech panel recently spoke on the various ways the technology industry perpetuates racial inequities, from the job application process to the gentrification of the communities in which these companies are based. On August 6, 2020, student moderators, Dina Safreno, ’20 and Priya Chatwani, ’20, fielded questions for the four guest speakers who work in the technology industry.

Step Up or Step Down movement protests through a week of action

Last week, students across campus participated in a week of action titled, Step Up or Step Down. Activists took part in five days of protests calling for the departmentalization of African and African-American Studies (AAAS) and the abolishment of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) among several other demands.

Anti-maskers disagree with nudists over covering up

A group of anti-mask fanatics recently protested a nudist colony for enforcing mask wearing. Jacob Weiner, leader of the nudist colony, released a letter last Sunday saying that, while most clothes are optional for colony guests, masks are required, and he recommends gloves or hand sanitizer for anyone touching communal objects.

NSA Agent takes over Zoom English class to talk about 1984

Zoom English class was interrupted today by an unexpected visitor, National Security Administration (NSA) agent Jon Doe. The class was discussing the novel 1984 by George Orwell, and its parallels to current life when Doe joined the call. The class had just finished comparing America’s national security with Big Brother.

Behind the curtain of ‘highly selective’ pre-college programs

Denise Clark Pope, a senior lecturer at Stanford’s School of Education, believes that the marketing for some pre-college programs can convince parents and students that there are college admission advantages to be gained by attending these programs, even though it’s impossible to guarantee those advantages.
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