Articles by: Dan Shaffer

Give Your Senior Gift to The Stanford Flipside

May 29, 2012 9:00 amComments Off on Give Your Senior Gift to The Stanford Flipside
Give Your Senior Gift to The Stanford Flipside

So here we are. In just a few weeks’ time, you’ll have graduated, received your degree, and started a new chapter in your life. Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the past four years and to thank those who made it possible: your parents, your friends, your professors, and […]

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Admissions Announces Record Yield

May 15, 2012 6:00 amComments Off on Admissions Announces Record Yield
Admissions Announces Record Yield

Following unusually warm temperatures throughout the month of April, the Admissions Office announced today that an unusually high number of caterpillars have accepted Stanford’s offers of admission, and will start attending classes while attached to students’ clothing this week. Stanford extended offers of admission to nearly a million caterpillars, expecting […]

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Stanford Announces “Arrillaga Tower” Project

March 7, 2012 8:00 amComments Off on Stanford Announces “Arrillaga Tower” Project
Stanford Announces “Arrillaga Tower” Project

In a surprising new development, John Arrillaga has announced plans to build a new $88 million “Arrillaga Tower” on West Campus. The design, released over the weekend, calls for a tower nearly identical to Stanford’s iconic Hoover Tower, albeit with much taller and heavier doors, big-screen TVs and the Arrillaga […]

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Cruise Ship Goes Down in Protest of SOPA

January 26, 2012 6:00 amComments Off on Cruise Ship Goes Down in Protest of SOPA
Cruise Ship Goes Down in Protest of SOPA

Last week Coasta Concordia, an Italian cruise ship carrying 4,200 passengers, ran aground and capsized off the coast of Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea. According to Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, the decision to send the cruise ship barreling towards the coast at high speed with no time to change […]

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Opinion: It’s Colder This Year Than Last Year

December 9, 2011 6:00 amComments Off on Opinion: It’s Colder This Year Than Last Year
Opinion: It’s Colder This Year Than Last Year

Dude, what the heck? It’s like, so much colder than it was last year. I know I say this every year, but this time it really seems like it’s a lot colder. Stanford usually is pretty balmy in the winter, at least, that’s the way I remember it. It’s pretty […]

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Why Aren’t We Shaving Our Novembeards?

December 6, 2011 6:00 amComments Off on Why Aren’t We Shaving Our Novembeards?
Why Aren’t We Shaving Our Novembeards?
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Facebook Introduces the New New New New Facebook

September 26, 2011 1:05 amComments Off on Facebook Introduces the New New New New Facebook
Facebook Introduces the New New New New Facebook

Earlier this week, Facebook began rolling out its newest round of updates. In an exclusive interview with the Flipside, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the update offers “All sorts of new ways for people to connect with their friends.” According to Zuckerberg, the biggest feature of the New New […]

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Graphic: Why Will Stuart Macgregor-Dennis Resign?

April 27, 2011 4:08 pmComments Off on Graphic: Why Will Stuart Macgregor-Dennis Resign?
Graphic: Why Will Stuart Macgregor-Dennis Resign?
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Plans to Visit City “Soon”

March 5, 2011 9:32 amComments Off on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Plans to Visit City “Soon”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Plans to Visit City “Soon”

Newly elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has made plans to visit the city “soon.” Anonymous sources within the former Chief of Staff’s campaign team have indicated that a trip to Chicago is indeed in the works for the mayor-elect, perhaps as soon as this fall. Controversy arose during the campaign […]

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Ph.D Thought He Was Becoming a Real Doctor

February 27, 2011 2:38 pmComments Off on Ph.D Thought He Was Becoming a Real Doctor
Ph.D Thought He Was Becoming a Real Doctor

Only weeks before he was to receive his Ph.D in English Literature, Stanford graduate student Lance Snarsdale is reportedly “very disappointed” to learn that he will not become a “real doctor” upon graduating. “I was already exploring residency options,” said Snarsdale. Needless to say, those plans are now on hold. […]

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