Russian Government Assures International Reporters, Sochi’s Stray Dogs Merely Relocated

February 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Russian Government Assures International Reporters, Sochi’s Stray Dogs Merely Relocated

SOCHI – In the weeks leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, several supposedly legitimate American news sources circulated reports that Russian policeman were killing stray dogs on the street of Sochi.  Fortunately, such speculation has been emphatically refuted by trustworthy Russian news site Pravda.su, which has assured Flipside reporters […]

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Ask a Student Who Went Abroad Last Quarter

January 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Ask a Student Who Went Abroad Last Quarter

Q: I’m in kind of a tough situation right now. My friend with benefits told me that she’s looking for something more serious and I don’t know how to tell her than I’m not ready for commitment. Any ideas? Thanks in Advance, Flighty in Faisan A: You know, what I […]

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Op-Ed: That is Definitely Not Where I Left My Bike

January 9, 2014 9:00 am
Op-Ed: That is Definitely Not Where I Left My Bike

Shit, where’s my bike? Dammit. Maybe if I spin around a few times looking concerned it’ll catch my eye. Ugh, I always do this. Where is that thing? And why did everyone else have to get a gray bike too? God, this happens every single time I walk out of […]

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OMG: The Top 10 Reasons Why JFK’s death was a Bummer

January 8, 2014 9:00 am
OMG: The Top 10 Reasons Why JFK’s death was a Bummer

We here at the Flipside are privileged to present, in full, the very first article published in the BuzzFeed periodical magazine, on Nov 25th, 1963.  We can still see even today the traces of BuzzFeed’s inimitable journalistic style in this, its very first attempt to conquer the market of poorly […]

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Bored of the Two Step, Stanford Authentication Learns to Dougie

November 12, 2013 9:00 am
Bored of the Two Step, Stanford Authentication Learns to Dougie

When DJ Unk dropped “2 Step” back in the oh-sev, members of the Stanford Authentication team were bewitched. Dance floors up and down the Bay Area burned as the newly formed crew blew threw the stepping forces of Cal, UCSF, and Foothill, and the Ivies began to wonder if this […]

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Op-Ed: I’m Not Immature, But I Believe You Are

October 19, 2013 9:00 am
Op-Ed: I’m Not Immature, But I Believe You Are

Lately, I’ve been subjected to a nearly endless parade of my friends, family, and other close personal acquaintances approaching me and expressing concerns about my maturity level. I’d like to use this opportunity to communicate, in a public forum, the extent of my feelings regarding this constant barrage of accusations […]

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Op Ed: I Hate Roll Outs

October 11, 2013 9:00 am
Op Ed: I Hate Roll Outs

I am tired and aggravated, and do you know why? I’ll tell you why. When I got into Stanford, I imagined palm trees, perpetual sunshine, and the best times of my life.  What I got were flipping 6 am wakeup calls from the clubs I signed up for.  But they […]

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Op-Ed: Syria?!

September 30, 2013 12:00 pm
Op-Ed: Syria?!

Now I may just be a young man, but I’ve always known the importance of journalism. That’s why I get my news from two sources: Yahoo and those pop-up ads you get when you’re trying to buy ironic T-Shirts. So imagine my surprise when I found out about this Syria […]

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An Open Letter to the Class of 2017: Face Your Time at Stanford with Open Eyes, Open Arms, and Open Legs

September 25, 2013 9:00 am
An Open Letter to the Class of 2017: Face Your Time at Stanford with Open Eyes, Open Arms, and Open Legs

If you’re reading this, then welcome. You’ve come a long way, metaphorically if you’re from Los Altos or something, and literally if you’re from somewhere exotic, like Vancouver or North Dakota. You’ve already probably received a lot of advice about college from your uncomfortably drunk uncle at a barbecue this […]

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What Happened To The Sweet, Innocent Young Man Robin Thicke Used To Be?

August 30, 2013 8:43 am
What Happened To The Sweet, Innocent Young Man Robin Thicke Used To Be?

The sweetheart of British Columbia broke hearts and appalled parents earlier this week when he tossed aside his Golden Boy image and performed a highly sexualized rendition of Blurred Lines with known provocateur and sexpot Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. Viewers say they knew something was amiss as soon as […]

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