Articles by: Matt LaVan

Stanford Flipside: 2013-2014 Year in Review

June 8, 2014 5:00 pmComments Off on Stanford Flipside: 2013-2014 Year in Review
Stanford Flipside: 2013-2014 Year in Review

August The Class of 2017 gets to know each other by engaging in respectful, thoughtful discourse on their Facebook page, on such riveting topics as “What is your favorite ice cream flavor?” One student adds the entire incoming class as friends. You apply to live in FroSoCo because you think […]

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The Stanford Flipside Definitely NOT Taken Over By Sentient Bugs

May 27, 2014 12:00 pmComments Off on The Stanford Flipside Definitely NOT Taken Over By Sentient Bugs
The Stanford Flipside Definitely NOT Taken Over By Sentient Bugs
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Ugly Caterpillar Blossoms Into Equally Unattractive Moth

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Ugly Caterpillar Blossoms Into Equally Unattractive Moth
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Area 51 Beetle Thinks There is Nothing Strange Going On

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Area 51 Beetle Thinks There is Nothing Strange Going On

Despite the rampant rumors of strange goings on inside Area 51, the US Military Base in the middle of the desert- from alien autopsies to paranormal research- a beetle who works on site in the area believes nothing could be further from the truth. “Frankly I think it’s a little […]

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Kardinal Kink Member “Can’t Wait” for Midterms

May 12, 2014 12:00 pmComments Off on Kardinal Kink Member “Can’t Wait” for Midterms
Kardinal Kink Member “Can’t Wait” for Midterms

Midterms can be a trying time at Stanford, casting a shadow over the otherwise sunny paradise from week 3 until week 9. But for Emily Patrelle, midterms are one of the highlights of her quarter, every quarter. An active member of Kardinal Kink, the BDSM and sex-positivity club founded earlier […]

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Students Reflect on Ike’s Experience

May 9, 2014 9:00 amComments Off on Students Reflect on Ike’s Experience
Students Reflect on Ike’s Experience

Despite the best efforts of students for whom the wounds of last year’s war on R&DE are all too fresh, it is a very real possibility that a dear friend will leave campus next year- Ike’s. Upon learning of this devastating departure, the Flipside asked students around campus to share their […]

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California Faces Devastating May Flower Shortage

May 5, 2014 12:00 pmComments Off on California Faces Devastating May Flower Shortage
California Faces Devastating May Flower Shortage

The recent drought has forced us all to make sacrifices, from dry fountains to feeling guilty about running the shower to cover the sound of you pooping. But the ordeal is still far from over. The absence of April showers is hitting the May flower industry hard. California, the largest […]

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Breaking – This Reporter Getting Progressively Drunker

April 22, 2014 9:00 amComments Off on Breaking – This Reporter Getting Progressively Drunker
Breaking – This Reporter Getting Progressively Drunker

STANFORD, CA – Every year, prospective freshmen- affectionately called “ProFros” – visit the campus of this prestigious university to try it on for size. The hard part is over, they’ve been accepted, and now it is time for the school to court them. With many welcoming speeches and events, it […]

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Kid Vomiting in Stall Next To You To Run Fortune 500 Company Someday

April 21, 2014 12:01 pmComments Off on Kid Vomiting in Stall Next To You To Run Fortune 500 Company Someday
Kid Vomiting in Stall Next To You To Run Fortune 500 Company Someday

Stanford, CA – Defying all common sense, the Stanford student currently puking in the stall next to you undeniably has a good chance of one day serving as the Chief Executive Officer of one of the most powerful corporations on Earth. Although at the moment he has forced himself to […]

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10 Plagues Strike Stanford

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10 Plagues Strike Stanford

Too long have students struggled under the yoke of p-sets and midterms. As Passover draws to an end, the suffering has been great as the Heavens cast down 10 plagues upon the campus of Stanford, to bestow freedom unto the student body. All the Jewish students are constipated, and that’s […]

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