Articles by: Ben Harley Davidson

New FoHo Reveals That Stanford Systematically Discriminates Against Ugly Students

May 21, 2018 5:43 pmComments Off on New FoHo Reveals That Stanford Systematically Discriminates Against Ugly Students
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The latest issue of the FoHo, a campus e-publication, has revealed to campus a dark side of the Stanford bureaucracy — which was previously thought to be entirely dark sides anyways, like a dodecahedron dipped in squid ink. According to the article, Stanford has exhibited a consistent pattern of discriminatory, […]

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Stanford Bans the Humanities

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Stanford Bans the Humanities

In an unprecedented move last weekend, representatives from Stanford University announced their intentions to ban the humanities in all its forms starting Fall Quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. Provost Persis Drell’s statement about the change: “Stanford has always been a campus which places inclusion and balance over all else. […]

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Musicians Left Jobless After Supply of Music Exhausted

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Musicians Left Jobless After Supply of Music Exhausted

In a shocking yet inevitable turn of events, Earth finally ran out of music earlier this week. With the limited supply of tempos, rhythms and beats now entirely depleted, musicians everywhere suddenly find themselves out of work. As recently as Monday afternoon, composers and sonic artists from every continent were […]

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The COWARDS At The Review Refused To Publish My Smut

May 14, 2018 11:59 amComments Off on The COWARDS At The Review Refused To Publish My Smut
The COWARDS At The Review Refused To Publish My Smut

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS, REVIEW? You can’t even recognize quality literature anymore? Let me take a step back, tell you what’s going on. I’m someone who likes to read good writing, who likes to get lost in a great story. I even dabble in some composition myself from time […]

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Admit Weekend Exclusive: How To Be A RoHo In 4 Easy Steps

April 24, 2018 7:44 pmComments Off on Admit Weekend Exclusive: How To Be A RoHo In 4 Easy Steps
Admit Weekend Exclusive: How To Be A RoHo In 4 Easy Steps

Hosting a prospective freshman is no easy task, as any former room host can tell you. Not only are there logistical problems to keep track of, but there’s also the matter of performing: you want to be honest with them about what Stanford is really like, but also want to […]

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Vatican Labels New Testament “Fanfiction”

April 23, 2018 12:00 pmComments Off on Vatican Labels New Testament “Fanfiction”
Vatican Labels New Testament “Fanfiction”

The Holy See — In a shocking revelation Sunday morning, Pope Francis has announced that the entire New Testament is now, canonically, a work of fanfiction. “After extensive research and consultation with experts,” he explained from the balcony of the Vatican, “we have definitively concluded that the second half of […]

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Campus struggles to put on air of carefree optimism in preparation for admit weekend

April 16, 2018 12:00 pmComments Off on Campus struggles to put on air of carefree optimism in preparation for admit weekend
Campus struggles to put on air of carefree optimism in preparation for admit weekend

It’s getting to be that time of year again: when thousands of admitted students and their family members descend upon campus. There’ll be talk of rival colleges, SAT scores, and dick/brain-measuring contests. Dining halls might even serve vegetables that aren’t steamed. But what all members of the Stanford community will […]

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Now Announcing: The Flipside Summer Fellowship!

March 19, 2018 12:00 pmComments Off on Now Announcing: The Flipside Summer Fellowship!
Now Announcing: The Flipside Summer Fellowship!

We here at the Stanford Flipside are proud to announce a thrilling new opportunity for all of Stanford’s aspiring satirists, satanists, sartorialists, satyrs, somnambulists, and serialized true crime podcast fans. Yes, that’s right—starting this year, right now, we’ll be offering a summer fellowship with our venerable fake news newspaper, and […]

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Parents weekend dedicated to “Big Daddy” Marc Tessier­Lavigne, all other parents refused entry

February 26, 2018 12:00 pmComments Off on Parents weekend dedicated to “Big Daddy” Marc Tessier­Lavigne, all other parents refused entry
Parents weekend dedicated to “Big Daddy” Marc Tessier­Lavigne, all other parents refused entry

Just days before the event was to take place, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced that the annual Parents Weekend would be rebranded as “Big Daddy Weekend.” The new event will feature many of the same activities and events as its predecessor did, with the major difference that all other parents […]

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Biker Holding Phone and Coffee Longs for Sweet Release of Death

February 5, 2018 12:00 pmComments Off on Biker Holding Phone and Coffee Longs for Sweet Release of Death
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Flipside reporters confirmed early Monday morning that junior Sarah Lee — seen biking helmetless and at full tilt down Santa Teresa Street towards her biochemistry class, a cup of Starbucks coffee in one hand and a phone held to her ear with the other — harbors a genuine and wholehearted […]

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