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Regan Pecjak

Pecjak: Plastic history

We’ll tell a friend about how a class went on forever or look back at the quarter and say it passed by in a flash. This sort of feeling to me seems to be pretty much universal, but we let the absurdity of it pass by with a wink and a nod.

Lost in translation

Regan Pecjak describes the conflict between the coasts and middle America as a symptom of cultural change, and makes the case for a return to earlier definitions of American success.

Facebook’s billion-dollar business: You

What exactly is it that Facebook does? According to its mission statement, a set of platitudes essential for almost any technology company, it wants to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Somehow, this quest has led from a Harvard dorm room to becoming one of the most valuable companies…

Researchers publish vast dataset, findings on educational inequity

Scholars at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education opened up a trove of data last Friday, making new information on educational equity available for researchers across the country to access. The data covers the test scores of 3rd to 8th graders in every public school district in the United States from 2009-2013.

Report ranks U.S. last on poverty and inequality

The United States ranks last among developed countries on issues of poverty and inequality, according to The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality’s third annual report. The report, released earlier this month, compared the U.S. to other countries in six key areas: employment, poverty, safety nets, wealth inequality, income inequality, wealth inequality and economic mobility.…

ASSU to host Stories of Sustainability event

The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Executive Committee on Sustainability will be hosting Stories of Sustainability (SOS) on Friday, an event that will share the stories of students affected by environmental injustices including industrial pollution and climate change. Chiamaka Ogwuegbu ’18, who helped organize SOS, explained that the event’s role was to engage Stanford’s…
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