The Daily stands in solidarity with the Black community. Read our editors’ statement.
                        Layo Laniyan
                        Layo Laniyan ’22 is a desk editor of Opinions and a member of the Vol. 257 Editorial Board. He is a sophomore from Houston, Texas, majoring in English with a concentration in Black studies and medical humanities.

                        In solidarity with the Black community: A letter from the editors

                        We do not pretend to fully understand the experiences of Stanford’s Black community, but we know we can do more to diversify our coverage, engage with our community respectfully and make our organization as welcoming to Black community members as possible.

                        Harvard and the illusion of merit

                        Allan Bakke, an engineer and former Marine Corps officer, applied to UC Davis Medical School twice — once in 1973 and once in 1974. Both times, he was denied. In the same special program to which he applied, a number of minority applicants with significantly lower test scores were admitted. As his interviewer for medical…

                        The tragedy of Kanye West

                        I was 12 years old, on my way to a wrestling tournament, when I first discovered Kanye West. I struggled to keep my earbuds in, but the sound still managed to flow into my ears over the roar of the bus engine. What was lost in the transmission of bass and beats that night I…

                        The price we’re willing to pay

                        Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories. -Zadie Smith, White Teeth. Earlier this week, I found myself watching Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony. I watched as the congregation in the East Room sat silently in anticipation, as silence turned to applause when the current justices on the Supreme Court filed…
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