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The Stanford Daily An Independent Publication Volume 238
October 12, 2010 Issue 18

Group pushes park compost

New community initiative gathers signatures for anaerobic digestion facility in Byxbee Park
By MARGARET RAWSON compost, providing enough energy to the absence of oxygen and produces venture capital, government grants and
STAFF WRITER power 1,400 homes and reducing city methane which is harvested for energy,” the city’s Refuse Fund and Utilities Fund,
greenhouse-gas emissions by 20,000 tons according to Hilary Gans, a proponent of including the Calaveras Fund, which to-
The Palo Alto Green Energy Initiative per year, according to PAGEI.The facili- the facility and contract manager for tals between $25 and $30 million, accord-
(PAGEI) kicked off its petition drive in ty, which would be next to the existing South Bayside Waste Management Au- ing to Drekmeier.
front of City Hall on Sept. 25, calling for wastewater treatment plant, could also thority. “This is one of the most significant
an initiative on the November 2011 ballot save the city $1 million each year. “That energy can be combusted to things we can do as a community,” Drek-
for the rededication of 10 acres of Byxbee “There’s been a kind of chicken-or- generate electricity or it can be piped over meier said of the facility. Forty years ago
JIN ZHU/Staff Photographer Park for a composting operation.The ini- egg situation,” said former Palo Alto to the wastewater treatment plant to be when the landfill was originally labeled to
Pauline Chen discusses the role of empathy and art in med- tiative supports the construction of a mayor and PAGEI member Peter Drek- used as heating in their process,” Gans be turned into parkland, “no one knew
composting operation, or anaerobic di- meier of the petition, stressing the impor- said. “Or, theoretically, it can be com- about global warming,”he said.“If Propo-
ical practice during her lecture entitled, “Doctor and Pa- gestion facility, on 10 of the 127 acres tance of thinking ahead to next year’s pressed into liquefied natural gas to run sition 23 is defeated on Nov. 2, there will
tient: Lost in Translation,” on Monday evening. scheduled to be turned into parkland election even though results of a feasibili- vehicles.” be a lot more focus on how to reduce
when the Byxbee Park landfill closes in ty study commissioned by the City Coun- Overall, said Gans, “it is an energy- greenhouse gases.”
SPEAKERS & EVENTS 2012 — but it is facing some community
cil last spring will not be published in full
until September 2011.
positive operation.We also calculate that
it’s a revenue-positive facility.”
“We feel it’s tremendously popular,”
Drekmeier added of the initiative,reflect-

Chen discusses the

The anaerobic digestion facility would The proposed facility would use dry The facility is expected to cost be- ing on the pride Palo Alto residents have
convert more than 60,000 tons of organic anaerobic digestion, “a fermentation tween $14 and $20 million. Potential
waste per year into green energy and process that breaks down the material in sources of funding include city programs, Please see COMPOST, page 2

art of medicine UNIVERSITY

Surgeon highlights importance of fresh

perspectives on patient care
Europe travel alert elicits caution
By STEVEN SMALLBERG Irene Kennedy. “We also emphasize that they maintain
By ERIN INMAN regular contact with their families.”
STAFF WRITER The U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert on Travel alerts and warnings are issued fairly regularly,
Oct. 3 notifying American travelers of potential terror- and the BOSP has an established protocol in place to re-
“How do we preserve the art of medicine?”asked liver-trans- ist attacks in Europe, where six of the Bing Overseas spond accordingly. A recent Community Health Pro-
plant surgeon Pauline Chen in her address for the 20th annual Studies Program (BOSP) centers are located. gram in Oaxaca,Mexico was cancelled because of a gov-
Jonathan J. King Lecture at Stanford Medical School on Mon- The alert, which will be in effect until Jan. 31, 2011, ernment-issued warning that included the entire nation.
day night. warned of possible attacks in tourist areas and trans- “Stanford actually has a policy, issued by the provost, Developing embryos. Courtesy of Kevin Loewke
Chen is a surgeon, a frequent contributor to The New York portation infrastructure in large European cities, be- that we do not send students to countries with travel
Times and the author of The New York Times bestseller “Final lieved to be coordinated by al-Qaida and its affiliates. warnings,” Kennedy said. “A travel warning
Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflection on Mortality.” The Jonathan J. The broad alert encompasses BOSP locations in while the quarter is underway, depending on RESEARCH
King Lecture commemorates Dr. King’s vision of enhancing pa- Berlin, Florence, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and Oxford. the situation, could require us to evacuate

tient care through empathy, compassion and hope. The alert did not mention specific cities; counterter- students.”
“It is a fact that our work becomes routine with time,” Chen rorism officials this month were assessing possi- Kennedy said that some parents of
said. “Our patients benefit from this clinical experience. But ble threats against Britain, France and Ger- BOSP students contacted the program
with that experience we begin to develop assumptions that pre- many,The New York Times reported. asking what emergency plans were in

predict fate
vent us from delivering truly patient-centered care.” Travel alerts are less severe than travel place, but, according to Kennedy,“no par-
In a world where the average medical resident witnesses 28 warnings — when a warning is issued, the ents or students requested to leave Eu-
deaths a year, it’s hard to remember that it’s the patient’s first Department of State generally advises rope.”
time while still tapping into one’s wealth of experience as a doc- Americans to avoid visiting the country BOSP students spending fall

of embryos
tor, Chen said. the warning concerns. Travel alerts, on the quarter in Europe have reported virtu-
Chen admitted that she used to consider the dying patients in other hand, are usually issued in response to ally no effect of the warning on daily
the internal care unit as “crumpled” and the frightened patients short-term conditions and instead advise that life.
who refused to accept treatment until they asked all their ques- citizens exercise particular vigilance while “I am a little more aware of my
tions as “difficult.” traveling. surroundings, but other than that, I
By doing so, she forgot what she now calls a crucial aspect of The BOSP administration reacted don’t think much has changed,” Julia Kayser By CAROLINE CHEN
her profession: it is always the patient’s first time. promptly when the alert was released. ‘11 wrote in an e-mail from Paris. “Fear is ex- STAFF WRITER
She credited this realization to a former attending physician “We drafted a memo to the students, actly what terrorists aim to inspire, so I think
for “defamiliarizing the familiar,” causing her to see her work in advising them to look carefully at the Until recently,the precarious first moments of an
new light. Rather than leave a woman alone with her dying hus- travel warning, give overseas staff their Please see EUROPE, page 3 embryo’s development have been a mystery to doc-
band in the internal care unit, as Chen thought was the norm, contact information and alert program tors and scientists. A team of Stanford researchers,
staff of weekend plans,” said Associate ERIC KOFMAN/ The Stanford Daily led by obstetrics and gynecology Prof. Renee Reijo
Please see MEDICINE, page 2 Vice Provost and Executive Director Pera, recently managed to film early embryonic de-
velopment, thus discovering more accurate ways to
predict the success of an embryo developing into a
WORLD & NATION National Coming Out Day child.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an increasingly pop-

ASSU revives ular form of infertility treatment for women. But

though the technology has existed since 1978 and
the successful birth of Louise Brown, the treatment
is still riddled with flaws and risks.

Pakistan flood One major problem in IVF is the low pregnancy

rate — that is, the percentage chance that a woman
who undergoes IVF will actually become pregnant.
Currently, IVF practitioners create several em-

relief effort
bryos, which are grown and observed for up to five
days before implantation. The practitioners pick
embryos that are dividing regularly, but up to now
there has been no way for doctors to predict
whether or not the fertilization will be successful.
By ELLORA ISRANI Nationwide,the live birth rate with IVF is only 30
to 35 percent for women under 35 years old, accord-
Media and humanitarian attention to devastating Pak- ing to the American Pregnancy Association. This
istan floods is dwindling, but the ASSU is implementing a number continues to drop as the woman’s age in-
second wave of campaigns to revamp its Pakistan flood re- creases. Failures are costly — not only financially,
lief effort and, organizers hope, spike attention for the 20 but emotionally as well. Another potential conse-
million people affected by the summer disaster. quence is the higher likelihood of twins and triplets,
Spearheaded this August by Asfandyar Ali Mir ‘12, a which can result when multiple embryos are trans-
Pakistani student appointed as ASSU executive director ferred to increase the chance of success.
of Pakistan flood relief, along with ASSU President An- “It’s difficult to tell if an embryo is going to make
gelina Cardona ‘11 and Vice President Kelsei Wharton ‘12, it or not,” said Reijo Pera.“It’s been a problem ever
the campaign is a partnership with the United States since 1978, and this is the number-one problem in
Agency for United Nations High Commissioner for IVF.”
Refugees (USA for UNHCR), the United Nations Motivated by the low success rates in IVF, Reijo
refugee agency. Stanford has partnered with six other Pera set out to study the human embryo. Working
schools — Caltech, UC-Berkeley, Vanderbilt, Rice, Uni- with a team at Stanford’s Institute for Stem Cell Bi-
versity of Ontario and Gettysburg College — and is tar- ology and Regenerative Medicine, Reijo Pera em-
geting 30 high-school and collegiate partners in the near ployed time-lapse imaging techniques on more than
future. a hundred fertilized eggs to study their develop-
Stanford is leading the fundraising efforts with an esti- ment.
mated $11,100 raised so far, with the second-largest dona- Quickly, her team realized that the first stages of
tion totaling $4,000 from Caltech. Cardona said the focus embryonic development were in fact quite orderly
is not on reaching a monetary benchmark, but instead on and not as chaotic as scientists had always pre-
raising awareness about the disaster on and around cam- sumed. By the time the embryo had divided into
pus. eight cells — which is roughly “half the size of a
JIN ZHU/Staff Photographer
Please see FLOODS, page 3 Sophomore Alok Vaid-Menon and fellow students celebrates National Coming Out Day on Monday in White Plaza. Please see EMBRYOS, page 3

Index Features/2 • Classifieds/3 • Opinions/4 • Sports/5 Recycle Me

2 ! Tuesday, October 12, 2010 The Stanford Daily

FEATURES Some biz-school

hopefuls defy
GMAT trend

Despite a growing number of students nationwide who

are hoping to avoid a tough job market by applying direct-
ly to business school, many at Stanford are still opting for a
more winding path.
According to the Graduate Management Admissions
Council, people under 24 comprise the fastest-growing
group of GMAT test-takers. The trend, however, has yet to
take root at Stanford with either undergraduates headed to
business school or Graduate School of Business (GSB) stu-
The desire to get out of academia and gain some practi-
cal experience is a common one for current seniors — even
if their eventual plans will have them hitting the books
again in a few years.
That experience just might prove to be necessary in
order to distinguish themselves from the rest of the appli-
cants. Business schools are known for looking for well-
rounded applicants and often like students with a few years
or more of hands-on work experience.
The GSB is no different.The median student comes into
the program with four years of experience in the workforce
or having started his or her own company. According to
Madhav Rajan,senior associate dean for academic affairs at
the GSB, attracting senior undergraduates is not a top pri-
ority — in fact, it is not on the priority list at all. Rajan has
been teaching at the GSB since 2001, and has yet to see a
large number of first-year students coming straight out of
undergraduate careers.
“Last year’s first-year class had 388 students and the
number straight out of undergrad was in the single digits,”
he said.
Rajan, an accounting professor, said students without
much practical experience tend to bring less to the class-
room than those who have been exposed to more business
techniques.And while summer internships expose students
to some business structures, they lack the degree of respon-
sibility normally put on part-time or full-time employees.
He says that when considering undergraduate applicants,
the GSB is more likely to look at students who have tried to
start businesses on their own rather than those who have
completed several brief work experiences.
“It’s about bringing their own experiences into the class-
room, and students with more experience can contribute
more to the class,” Rajan said.“Students tend to get less out
of the program also if they come straight out of undergrad.”
As an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi, Stanford’s
business fraternity, Ming Yan ‘11 is familiar with the path to-
BRYANT TAN/The Stanford Daily ward business school. She does not know of any seniors in
the fraternity applying for acceptance into MBA programs,
In front of the Stanford bookstore, Raj and Narinder Singh sell handmade positing that many of the group members are fully aware of
the expectations that business schools have for their stu-
jewelry, scarves and ornaments using materials and themes from India dents.
“Normally how it’s done is that you have to have work
experience,” Yan said.
By MARWA FARAG said, she taught herself how to make Indi- “Thera, thera . . . “ Thera in Punjabi “We have turtles, owls and Indian One program that’s attracted the attention of Stanford
an jewelry and handicrafts, and began to means both the number 13 and the word deities,traditional Indian ornaments,”Raj students in the last few years is Harvard Business School’s

utside the Stanford book- show her work at art fairs and festivals, “thine” in a spiritual context. said. 2+2 program, which demands two years of work and two
store every Monday and such as the annual Jewish Cultural Street “What it means is that whatever we Recognizing that some students are on years of academic study of its students. Bringing the securi-
Tuesday, Raj and Narinder Festival on California Avenue this month. make here is yours, as in God’s,” Narinder tight budgets, Narinder and Raj set the ty of a graduate program together with the adventure of
Singh bring a little bit of “I embroider, I crochet, I do a lot of said.“Guru Nanak kept on saying,‘Thera, prices accordingly. two years of entrepreneurial endeavors,the program strikes
India to Stanford. work . . . it gives me satisfaction,” thera’ and distributing [the grain], but it “We try to keep rates low so it is af- a balance that many students find appealing.
In an unassuming stall reminiscent of Narinder said. never finished.” fordable for students,” Narinder said. In- “I want to get some experience that I can reflect on when
the copious bazaars of Southeast Asia, Using sterling silver, semiprecious Raj and Narinder combine pieces deed, is it easy for the bright colors and I go back to school,”David Rust ‘11 said of the Harvard pro-
they arrange jewelry, scarves and tradi- stones,wood,steel and copper,she creates made by Narinder, pieces imported from reasonable prices of the pieces on display gram. He has already been accepted into it and says allow-
tional ornaments. an array of pieces, from traditional bridal India, and select Korean and Native to lure passing students. ing students to defer their enrollment after being accepted
For the past five years, twice a week jewelry to costume wear. American pieces in a single, multicultural Raj and Narinder love interacting
from May to December, Raj and “I started with silver only, then I diver- display.The variety is evident: a gold Indi- with Stanford students and showcasing Please see B-SCHOOL, page 3
Narinder have been giving Stanford stu- sified,”she said.“I like to follow the trends an bridal headpiece is juxtaposed against their work and culture. Happy to answer
dents the opportunity to shop for authen- of what people like. Sometimes I remake brightly colored plastic bracelets. A to the curious gaze of passing students,
tic ethnic jewelry and trinkets. Why the pieces.” wooden bangle engraved with the symbol they emphasized that it’s the people on
Stanford bookstore? Raj and Narinder call their business for “Om,” a traditional meditation chant, campus who keep them coming back
The bookstore staff “is so kind and co- Thera Thera, in reference to the Sikh leg- sits next to a necklace made with garnets every week.
operative, and it’s a beautiful place,” end of Guru Nanak. It is said that the and green turquoise. Stanford “is the best place on earth,
Narinder said. Guru was a storekeeper at a state granary, While jewelry dominates the stall, and these are the best people on earth,”
The Singhs, an elderly Indian couple, where one day he was weighing grain scarves and Indian handicrafts make ap- Narinder said.
moved to the United States in 1992 when packages and counting. Upon reaching pearances.A legion of small, meticulously
their grandson, Jujhaar Singh ‘14, was the thirteenth grain package, the Guru painted elephant ornaments sit next to Contact Marwa Farag at mfarag@stan-
born.Through “trial and error,” Narinder went into a trance and began repeating, wooden carvings.

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again that this would be a park,” and models you have,” Chen said, ad-
doubts its money-making prospects. dressing the medical students.“Their
“Dream on,” said Renzel to the behaviors are beacons of inspira-
Continued from front page idea that the facility will not cause dis- Continued from front page tion.”
ruptive noise or odor, calling the com- Chen also urged medical students
puter-generated image of the facility to hold fast to their newness and ide-
of their environmental ethic. “a pie-in-the-sky” vision. this doctor would remain in the room alism, as they remind older physi-
“There is a need for dozens of these Dry anaerobic digestion takes to comfort the woman. cians of the necessity of patient-cen-
facilities to be built,”Gans said.“Right place indoors, but Renzel says trucks Chen realized that some rare doc- tered care.
now there are none.” coming and going from the site would tors, such as this man, saw suffering Leo Ungar, a first-year medical
“Palo Alto has a history of being re- cause disruptions. Drekmeier hopes and dying as an opportunity to care school student in attendance, echoed
sponsible for its own services, with its the facility would have a green roof, and a chance to practice the art of Chen’s perception of a fine balance
own utilities department, wastewater though opponents like Renzel ques- medicine. between burning out and being a
treatment plant, and landfill,” Gans tion how expensive a green roof “They replaced suffering, unbear- truly compassionate physician.
added.“This facility is an extension of would be. able grief and fear with comfort, true “I remember when I was applying
that self-reliant philosophy.” Proponents of the facility view it as healing and hope,” Chen said. “They to med school the question I got a lot
Not so, says conservationist and a compromise.“This is not an either-or managed to bring the two threads [of was,‘What do you think the most dif-
former councilmember Emily Renzel. decision,” Gans said, stressing that the Courtesy of Peter Drekmeier
medicine] back together — the sci- ficult part of medicine is?’” Ungar
“It’s being misrepresented to peo- facility will use only about 10 of ence and the art — and they weaved said. “The answer that I gave was
ple,” said Renzel of the petition.“This Byxbee Park’s 127 acres. them back into the same thread that maintaining the distance that you
is a park undedication ordinance, pure “If we don’t set aside land for this programs on campus see the initiative ty.“I think it’s more a matter of looking was stronger than each thread need to do your job effectively and
and simple. They have a concept of a purpose,we’ll have lost this opportuni- in Palo Alto as a step in the right di- at short-term definitions of environ- alone.” not burn out while at the same time
project but there is no official project.” ty forever,” Gans said. rection. mentalism and ‘green’ versus long- From these models, Chen began appreciating the gravity of each
Renzel views the proposed facility Although a private company, “It represents a really positive step term sustainability.” to stay with her dying internal care case.”
as “a real slap in the face to many,many Peninsula Sanitary Services,Inc.,han- for Palo Alto in the long term and for unit patients and families to provide
councils who ratified over and over dles University waste, sustainability Stanford as well,” said Theo Gibbs ‘11, Contact Margaret Rawson at marawson comfort as if for the first time. Contact Erin Inman at einman@stan-
ASSU executive chair of sustainabili- “Hold onto the incredible role
The Stanford Daily Tuesday, October 12, 2010 ! 3

coffee or help people in Pakistan
who need it.”
Given the success of the letter,the
Continued from front page next wave will likely focus on one-
on-one strategies, such as having
ASSU senators send out personal e-
Vineet Singal ‘12, who has been mails.The ASSU has also gotten Ro-
helping with the campaign, said he taract, a student service group, to
recently removed a personal plea in agree to match contributions, but the
his e-mail signature because of sev- details of this agreement have yet to
eral questions from individuals who be defined. Mir is planning a panel
believed the disaster and campaign discussion on students’ role in such
were over. humanitarian crises.
“I got several e-mails from people The empathy that Stanford stu-
who were like, ‘Aren’t the floods dent feel in response to humanitari-
over?’” Singal said. “No, it’s not. The an tragedy has a history of generat-
relief effort is still going on.” ing of financial support on campus.
A major obstacle continues to be Last year, the ASSU ran a similar
raising funds and encouraging in- campaign for relief for the earth-
volvement regardless of waning in- quake in Haiti, raising thousands of
ternational support. Mir called the dollars with partner organizations.A
floods “one of the biggest in the his- number of contributions came from
tory of humanitarian disasters” but ANASTASIA YEE/The Stanford Daily the “Heal Haiti” event held in Stern
believed media coverage has been Dining, which raised $4,000 in just a
inadequate. A native of Rawalpindi, views by UNHCR Goodwill Ambas- few hours,Cardona said.Many of the
Mir has friends whose houses were sador Angelina Jolie. A number of individuals who worked for Haiti re-
swept away in August by the floods. students participated in “Walk for lief are also working for Pakistan re-
His high school in Nowshera also Pakistan” on Sunday in Fremont, an lief.
was destroyed. effort by the nonprofit organization “We have a lot of talent on our
Singal attributed the drop in pub- Focus, which is unaffiliated with the team,” Cardona said.
lic awareness to the declining media ASSU. According to Mir, Stanford stu-
coverage. One of the most effective meth- dents “have a tradition of stepping
“When the international re- ods so far was a letter sent on Aug. 27 up.”
sponse subsided, so did the media at- to students from Cardona and Whar- “We did it for Katrina, for the
tention, and then so did the personal ton, asking students to donate just $5 Southeast Asian tsunami, for Haiti
attention,” Singal said. to the cause. and have done it in part for Pakistan
The Stanford effort has used a “It’s something they spend on a as well,” he said. “But more needs to
number of strategies, including Face- Subway sandwich, it’s something be done still.”
book statuses and postings, personal they spend on a Starbucks coffee,”
appeals as e-mail signatures and a Singal said. “It’s nothing. It got peo- Contact Ellora Israni at ellora@stan-
blog with resources such as inter- ple to think they could either have a

EMBRYOS Columbus Day

Continued from front page

point of a pin,” according to Reijo

Pera — the cells were already acting
As a result, Reijo Pera realized
that the chances of survival were not
a murky mystery, but rather a pre-
dictable process that could be mod-
eled with mathematical formulas.
“We can predict success or failure
with over 93 percent accuracy,” she
Not only did they realize they
could predict the success rate, but
they could do so by the second day of JIN ZHU/Staff Photographer
“The embryo is still genetically A chalk message, “Columbus did not discover America: NATIVES
silent on day two,” said Reijo Pera. DID,” marks pavement at a bike intersection on Columbus Day.
“The embryo has not even turned on
its genes. So the success or failure
must be genetically inherited.” “There’s also a component that in Menlo Park co-founded by Reijo
Reijo Pera gives credit to devel- nobody has really thought to do this Pera. The company hopes to start
oping technology as a reason for this before,” she added. She hopes that clinical trials by 2011 to determine if
latest discovery. She explained that the discovery will help increase preg- success rates are equally accurate
embryo development could be af- nancy rates and reduce the complica- outside the lab.
fected by light, so the microscopic tions for women.
cameras had to work in dim condi- The technology has been licensed Contact Caroline Chen at cchen501@
tions. by Auxogyn, Inc., a bio-tech company

from travelling,” As the status of the alert has not
While she did not feel immediate- changed since it was issued, the
ly at risk, Ansano felt that the BOSP BOSP students in Europe have not
Continued from front page responded appropriately to the alert. allowed fear to interrupt their experi- Continued from page 2
“I think it’s probably the right ences.
amount,”Ansano said.“It might seem “Worrying about the terrorist at-
an even-keeled response is the best a little excessive, but when you think tacks isn’t going to change the statisti- to business school is a growing trend
we can do.” about the fact that they’re partially cal likelihood of their occurrence, so I that promises to yield many bene-
Kayser said the atmosphere responsible for us on Stanford’s be- haven’t given it a whole lot of fits. Rust imagines that collecting
among students had not changed half, it seems like a good idea to go a thought,” Kayser said. recommendations and writing per-
since before the alert, and her group’s little beyond where they have to just sonal statements might prove to be
BOSP weekend trip was not resched- in case it’s necessary.” Contact Steven Smallberg at small- challenging outside an academic
uled in the weekend following the BOSP has prepared for the possi- setting. Furthermore, the Stanford
alert’s release. bility of a greater security threat as senior has heard from others that
Additionally, the vagueness of the
alert, such as a lack of specific loca-
well.A global response team is ready
at all times to discuss evacuation Correction business school can be useless with-
out work experience. Rust is there-
tions or time periods, may have de- plans if necessary. fore looking forward to the years he
flated the sense of severity it inspired Discussions of evacuation took In “Google buys alums’ website will spend between an undergrad
among students. place earlier this year when an earth- for millions” (Oct. 11), due to an ed- degree and graduate school.
“The idea that something might quake struck on Feb. 27 in Santiago, iting error, The Daily incorrectly re- “I feel like I can go do what I re-
happen at some point somewhere in Chile,where the BOSP has a location. ported that Ben Eidelson and Jason ally enjoy whereas I might be more
Europe isn’t going to make most peo- The BOSP administration kept in Prado developed the idea for their inclined to do something with more
ple too worried,” Aisha Ansano ‘12 close contact to ensure the safety of social networking project while certainty otherwise,” Rust said.
said from Oxford. “Accidents and the students, all of whom desired to working at Microsoft after gradua-
other unpredictable things happen all stay in Chile and aid in the recovery tion. In fact, they founded their com- Contact Anna Schuessler at annas7@
the time, but that doesn’t stop people process. pany after leaving Microsoft.

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EDITORIAL The Stanford Daily
Established 1892 AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Incorporated 1973

Changes to RA hiring Board of Directors

Elizabeth Titus
President and Editor in Chief
Managing Editors

Jacob Jaffe Wyndam Makowsky

Tonight’s Desk Editors
Caity Monroe
News Editor

timeline raise concerns

Deputy Editor Columns Editor
Mary Liz McCurdy Ellen Huet Stephanie Weber Daniel Bohm
Chief Operating Officer Managing Editor of News Head Copy Editor Sports Editor
Claire Slattery Kabir Sawhney Chelsea Ma
Anastasia Yee
Vice President of Advertising Managing Editor of Sports Features Editor

Head Graphics Editor
ow three weeks into the school year, them to make hasty decisions during fall Theodore L. Glasser Chelsea Ma Anastasia Yee
freshmen are just getting used to quarter. Managing Editor of Features Giancarlo Daniele Graphics Editor
Michael Londgren Web Projects Editor
Stanford and the idea of Residential Very few sophomores know of their in- Marisa Landicho Jin Zhu
Education. Some sophomores are thinking tentions for next quarter, much less whether Bob Michitarian
Managing Editor of Intermission Jane LePham, Devin Banerjee Photo Editor
deeply about their three-year plans with lit- or not they want to make a four-quarter Jane LePham Vivian Wong Staff Development
Matt Bettonville
tle time to decide a major and academic commitment to a dorm staffing position. Ju- Shelley Gao Managing Editor of Photography Copy Editor
track. Some juniors are still contemplating nior RAs are just becoming acclimated to Zachary Warma
whether or not to take advantage of study- staffing.With only nine weeks of experience, Editorial Board Chair
abroad options. Prospective coterminal stu- it will be hard to determine whether or not
dents are preparing their applications, antic- committing another year would be worth it. Contacting The Daily: Section editors can be reached at (650) 721-5815 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5803, and the
ipating decisions to be announced in March Non-RAs are just growing accustomed to Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to, op-eds to and photos or videos to Op-eds are capped at 700 words and letters are capped at 500 words.
and April. their major courses, figuring out commit-
In the midst of the fall-quarter frenzy,stu- ments to activities, and deciding whether or
dents now have to weigh yet another option not to pass up their last chances to apply for
that Stanford offers — the choice of com- study-abroad opportunities.For prospective
mitting now to four quarters of resident as- coterminal students, the staffing decision C ONTINUED
sistant (RA) duties, including a one-quarter will likewise be more difficult.

Life: Hacked
training class and three quarters of staffing. In addition, a Row house’s current staff
The editorial board has concerns about will only have about nine weeks of interac- Jade
the new changes to the RA hiring process. tion with its residents,leaving the staff to de-
Granted, there is value in moving the dead- cide on next year’s hires with little knowl- Wang
line earlier. It allows more time for prospec- edge how the applicants would fit into the

tive RAs to find drawmates in the event of a house. ometimes, when I’m melting into my lap- search.
denial,it allows RAs to take a class similar to The improvements could be made with- top, staring at the blinking cursor of my While, admittedly, I do rely heavily on the
the training that peer health educators and out putting students in such situations. Stu- word processor, I somehow manage to program that only allows me six minutes of
resident computer consultants undergo dur- dent input is integral in making these deci- convince myself that reading about “life Facebook a day, these computer-based hacks pus walkers” thrown into the diatribe. I didn’t
ing spring quarter, and it allows for more sions,and while the RA hiring process need- hacks” on the Internet is close enough to can only take me so far. My true interest lies in have time to see much of his reaction beyond
work to assuage the niggling guilt. Life hacks the hacks that people use in their everyday vague surprise before I rushed off to class on
preparation. ed to be revamped, the editorial board is are small, clever changes in habit that im- lives, away from the computer.To be honest, I my optimized route, but later, I started asking
However, all these improvements are skeptical about whether or not this change is prove life, generally by increasing productivi- know my computing productivity could use people for their life hacks.
done at the expense of the students, forcing the best course of action. ty. I read about ways to work on the comput- some serious optimization, and I don’t really I have been collecting life hacks since,
er more efficiently and even occasionally need a shiny program to tell me that I should keeping an eye out for clever shortcuts people
download programs that I rarely end up probably read fewer blogs if I want to ever get use in their own lives. Hacking is something
using. I read, sometimes for hours, about how anything done.Away from the laptop, though, that, it seems, people do naturally — it’s going
Unsigned editorials in the space above represent the views of the editorial board of The Stanford Daily and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Daily staff. The editorial board consists of seven Stanford students
to increase my productivity,thereby drastical- I like to believe that I operate at a moderate to a restaurant during off hours to avoid a wait
led by a chairman and uninvolved in other sections of the paper. Any signed columns in the editorial space ly decreasing my productivity. level of efficiency.A laundry list of ways to in- and it’s pulling into the carpool lane and
represent the views of their authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the entire editorial board. To It feels kind of like shopping,but instead of crease my productivity does not come to me as speeding by the parking lot to the right. It’s
contact the editorial board chair, e-mail To submit an op-ed, limited to 700 searching for a soft cardigan that will flatter, easily as in the case of laptop work. that sensation that feels like winning and beat-
words, e-mail To submit a letter to the editor, limited to 500 words, e-mail or a thick novel that will compel, I am looking Hacks in everyday life are difficult to come ing the system. It’s saving a phone call home All are published at the discretion of the editor. for something that will make me a better ver- by. They are not so readily apparent as the for a long walk across campus, and it’s organ-
sion of myself. computer variety, which are generally some izing a shopping list according to the shelves at
These hacks promise me that I can, in fact, kind of application that utilizes keyboard the store. It’s carrying a shopping bag around
get it all done, with higher quality, and with shortcuts heavily. They are the small habits to sheath a wet bike seat, and it’s going to the
G IRL YOU K NOW I T ’ S T RUE enough time left over to bake an authentic and quirks that have assimilated into routine market to eat samples for lunch.The hacks can
pizza from scratch. Instead of peeking at my but present moments of insight for other peo- get a little stranger, a little less common. It’s
inbox through squinted eyes, hoping that the ple. I first realized that I could be a hacker of brushing teeth in the shower to save time and

The Next Great

number in the parentheses has somehow life when I was walking to class with a friend, water. It’s mixing banana bread batter in the
dwindled, I could be gazing calmly at a con- the customary burn in my calves not quite baking pan to save on dishes, and it’s walking
trolled situation. I can almost envision myself enough to help me completely avoid tardi- through buildings to get somewhere faster.
evolving much in the style of a Pokemon, ness. I approached the Quad and barreled I invite you to join in the fun — think

Technology Movie
from procrastinating girl wearing athletic through the first door I saw, walking intently. about your own hacks, and share them with
shorts despite never doing athletic activity to My friend was confused, remembering cor- your friends. You might save some time, or
focused woman, poised and punctilious. Is rectly that I actually had class in Gates, sever- you might waste some, but it’s the conversa-
there really a magical program somewhere al courtyards away. I explained that I wanted tion that is the fun. Welcome to life
on the Internet that will suddenly transform to go through the building, so I could cut diag- hackathon.

his weekend, “The Social Network” me into one of those people who doesn’t onally through the Quad and make it to Gates
rode its Aaron Sorkin-based walk-and- struggle to achieve focus? I haven’t found one faster, with no shortage of statements of ob- Let Jade test out her inbox sorting hacks.E-mail
talks to its second week as the No. 1 yet, but every Sunday night, I’ll do another noxious pride at being one of the few “cam- her at
film in the country. Considering this is basi-
cally a movie about a lawsuit between one set
of rich WASPs and some other billionaire
guy who went to Harvard, it seems likely that Carr L ETTERS TO THE E DITOR
the vast majority of the popularity is piggy-
backing on the fact that it is The Facebook Writing, not content, was sumption that all members of an ethnicity beats a pile of adjectives every time.
Movie rather than being especially torn up group act the same way with the mocking ref-
over the travails of various Winklevosses and problem with Hanson editorial erence to ‘an accent and a trill’ veers danger- MIKE DROUT M.A.‘91
Zuckerbergs and Timberlakes. Old people ously into bigotry.” And it goes on like this.
want to see the movie that captures the spirit
of the younger generation, young people like What color is a knife? Dear Editor,
I stumbled upon the recent controversy re-
Let me put on my professor hat for a mo-
ment: can ignorance be “vitriolic”? Can an
Ed. note: more letters responding to the Han-
son editorial are on our website, stanforddai-
to see what old people think captures the garding the Oct. 7 editorial about Victor Davis assumption be “toxic”? Can you veer “dan-
spirit of our generation, and the circle of life
continues. What is Hanson’s remarks about race and politics.
I wrote for The Daily occasionally in 1990
gerously into” bigotry? (On this last, you can
veer toward something, but once you’ve Beutelsbach, not Florence, was
The Movie That Defines a Generation and 1991 while completing an M.A. in com- veered “into” it, then it’s just bigotry, which
comes out every so often, and as far as this
goes, it could be worse. Fifteen years ago, the normal blood munication (journalism), and during this
time I always found the staff to be one of the
was actually your point, was it not?)
Not to be all “back in the day,” but, well,
first BOSP outpost
equivalent movie was called “Reality Bites,” best in college journalism, with the fiercest back in the day The Daily’s board and the Dear Editor,
and it starred Ben Stiller, Winona Ryder,
Ethan Hawke and America’s sweetheart,
pressure? What’s and most knowledgeable copy editors in the
copy editors would never let that many mod-
ifiers be employed in one paragraph and
In “Framing Florence” (Oct. 6), there is a
small factual mistake. The author says that
Janeane Garofalo. Thus I was extremely disappointed by the would certainly not have allowed them to be “Stanford has had an abroad program in Flo-
Though I am not original enough to think
of a good idea, I am unethical enough to
your sign? Oct. 7 editorial.
The content, such as it was, was not a prob-
imprecise and therefore ineffective. (“Vitri-
olic” means “like acid,” so certainly rhetoric
rence for 50 years — it was the University’s
first foreign outpost.” It is true that Stanford in
steal someone else’s and capitalize on it my- lem. Davis made a provocative argument, can be “vitriolic” — which is no doubt what Florence was opened in 1960 and has been
self without sharing credit (like our collec- and you responded with disagreement.That’s the writer meant. But “vitriolic” does not re- going strong for 50 fabulous and successful
tive hero, Mark Zuckerberg!).And the great cation to an exotic island locale, before they as it should be (though your argument would ally describe ignorance very well at all.) years. But the first foreign outpost of the Bing
idea here is to take some random boring start being murdered one by one, only to re- have been much more effective had you em- You let someone get carried away with the Overseas Studies Program was in Beutelsbach,
movie about a dull legal procedure or some alize that the killer all along was . . . ployed some specifics). adjectives and adverbs and printed a dog’s Germany, a program that opened in 1958.
such and suddenly tie it into a technology or The problem was the writing. breakfast of an editorial. Unless things have
product that people care deeply (and irra- Jobs! The Official Steve Jobs Story “But this sort of homogenous denigration really changed at the Farm (which I doubt), BOB HAMRDLA ‘59
tionally) about. Here are a few ideas for how How do you go from getting fired from a is no intellectual commentary. It is at best vit- you’re better than that.As Prof. James Risser Beutelsbach Alumnus
to do that. company to becoming the guy whose health riolic ignorance. Combining the toxic as- told me once, a true argument written calmly BOSP Staff
outlook affects its stock prices? The story
Just Ask: The Story of Ask Jeeves opens in a dorm in Reed College where
A disgruntled butler (Michael Caine) re- young Steve Jobs (Denzel Washington) is the
alizes he has a gift for answering his boss’s most beloved man on campus, but he would
(Ashton Kutcher) moronic questions. What really like to be part of the school’s elite so-
color is a knife? What is normal blood pres- cial clubs. Upon learning that Reed doesn’t
sure? Who you attracting with that line, really do weird, elite social clubs, he drops
what’s your name, what’s your sign? So in out and soon is running Apple, where some
1996, he takes to the interwebs to personally jealous idiots fire him for being too awesome.
answer people’s questions, the world over. They soon regret their horrible mistake and
(Sample dialogue — Random Attractive rehire him at which point he is awarded over
Woman: The site got 2,200 hits within two 230 patents and single-handedly invents
hours? Jeeves: Hundred. Twenty-two hun- everything that makes Apple worthwhile.
dred. RAW: Yes, that’s what I said. Jeeves: The biggest drama surrounds when that
Oh. Right then.) stupid jerk Bill Gates (Vin Diesel) starts try-
Jeeves’ newfound wealth allows him to ing to look good by getting all his billionaire
quit his job and hire a butler of his own, an ac- buddies to agree to donate large sums of
tion that he is deeply conflicted about. How- their fortunes. Steve Jobs has no interest in
ever, he gets over it and eventually begins participating, and is mad that Bill Gates gets
making his butler do all the humiliating tasks any credit for this. The problem is resolved
he resented doing. when Jobs realizes that for no apparent rea-
Unfortunately, other search engines real- son, young and socially conscious people ar-
ize that there are better ways to gather infor- bitrarily regard Apple as a “responsible”
mation on the Internet than having one per- brand, and Bill Gates as the evil, money-
son sit at a computer and type in answers, so hoarding rich guy. In the closing scene,
Jeeves’ website loses all its value, and he is everyone high fives and laughs hysterically
forced to go back to his old job as a butler, as an ad for something called a “Microsoft
where he will serve out the rest of his days Zune” comes on TV. Written and Directed by
primarily functioning as a footstool. Steve Jobs.

Twelve Little Twits Have a pitch? Make it to Jordan at jcarr1@stan-

Twelve tweeters think they have won a va-
The Stanford Daily Tuesday, October 12, 2010 ! 5

Stanford hands previously perfect MEN’S WATER POLO
USC its first loss of season 10/9 vs. USC W 5-3

In a day that saw several Stanford teams

triumph over their USC counterparts, the
men’s water polo game may have been the
UCLA (9-3, 1-1 MPSF)
most surprising of all the victories. Stanford 10/15 Los Angeles, CA 6 P.M.
put in a strong defensive effort en route to a GAME NOTES: Stanford is coming off of its biggest win of
tough 5-3 win. the season, an upset of top-ranked USC. The Bruins,
No. 1 USC (15-1, 1-1 MPSF) was in the however, are ranked second in the nation and have al-
midst of an 18-game winning streak, and had ready defeated the Cardinal once this season.
won its previous 17 games against the Cardi-
nal, dating back to 2005. The No. 6 Cardinal
(7-5, 1-0), on the other hand, had been endur- goals per game. Pingree finished with 14
ing a slide, losing four of its last six after four saves.
straight wins to start the season.Two of those On the offensive side of the pool, senior
losses came against rival California, which driver Jeffrey Schwimer paced the Cardinal
knocked the Card out of both the NorCal with two goals while sophomore driver Paul ZACK HOBERG/The Stanford Daily
and SoCal Tournaments. Rudolph, senior driver Sage Wright and jun-
Stanford’s junior goalkeeper Brian Pingree, right, makes a save in the Cardinal’s 5-3 win over No. 1 USC on Saturday. In the game Pin-
One thing the Cardinal did have going for ior utility Peter Sefton each added a goal to
it, which seemed to give the squad added en- the Cardinal’s tally. gree recorded 14 saves against the Trojans’ vaunted offense. Pingree was named MPSF Mikasa player of the week for his performance.
ergy and motivation, was home-pool advan- For the visiting Trojans, senior goalie Joel
tage. Having an electric atmosphere against a Dennerley had four saves while sophomore home his goal. right after Wright put the Cardinal up 5-1 just contest ended with a penalty-shot save by
marquee opponent like the Trojans set the Mace Rapsey scored two goals and freshman The Trojans responded quickly thereafter 1:39 into the fourth. Rapsey responded with Pingree, cementing the upset.
stage for the upset at Avery Aquatic Center Nikola Vavic had the other. with Vavic scoring their first goal at the 1:07 a goal of his own, doubling the Trojan’s score For his efforts, Pingree was named MPSF
on Saturday afternoon. The game’s scoring was concentrated mark in the first period. After that point 15 seconds after Wright’s goal, and sent Mikasa player of the week.
The unquestioned star of the match for around the beginning of the match and the though, they could not penetrate the stingy tremors of an impending comeback through Stanford will hit the road for its next two
the Cardinal was redshirt junior goalkeeper end, with a lull in the middle two periods.The Stanford defense again until the fourth period, the crowd at Avery. MPSF contests, going to UCLA on Friday
Brian Pingree. In consort with an excellent Cardinal, courtesy of Schwimer’s first goal, when the game was starting to get out of reach. However, Pingree and the Cardinal de- and UC-Santa Barbara on Sunday. The Card
effort by the defense as a whole, Pingree opened up the scoring at the 5:33 mark in the The fourth period opened with Stanford fense remained steadfast, allowing only one will take on the Bruins at 7 p.m. and the Gau-
managed to hold the Trojan attack, vaunted first period. Six sturdy saves by Pingree sti- leading 4-1, following Schwimer’s second more goal, scored again by Rapsey, when the chos at 12 p.m.
for its scoring proficiency, to a paltry three fled the USC offense for most of the first pe- goal in the second period and Rudolph’s tally game was essentially already out of reach
goals, well below its Mountain Pacific Sports riod, and Stanford doubled its lead at the 2:38 at the end of the third. USC mounted a brief with 1:43 left. Contact Dash Davidson at dashd@stanford.
Federation (MPSF)-leading average of 15 mark in the period when Sefton hammered charge at the beginning of the final period, Befitting the stellar game he played, the edu

W. volleyball drops one

Card suffers first loss of the percentage of .000 to pull out a 25-16 win and
split the sets.
Taking L.A.
went after us. We’ve got to be hungry, hun-
season, splits two games in L.A. Ten tied scores characterized the third set,
which forced the “win-by-two” rule into ef-
Stanford remains unbeaten with gry enough to win.”
Two days after defeating USC, the Car-
fect when Stanford took the set with a pair of
attacking errors from the Bruins.The rallying
road victories over USC and UCLA dinal headed to Drake Stadium to face
By KATHERINE KNOX of the score paralleled the long rallies that en- UCLA.The Bruins entered the game com-
abled Klineman and Ailes to accumulate 20 By BROOKE DAVIS ing off a 1-0 victory over No. 16 California,
The No. 1 Stanford women’s volleyball digs apiece. and were bolstered by the return of for-
team (14-1, 5-1 Pac-10) headed south last Gera,working in tandem with sophomore The curtain has fallen on the first week- ward Sydney Leroux, who came back after
weekend to face No. 8 USC (14-3, 3-2) and outside hitter Bojana Todorovic, controlled end of conference play, leaving No. 1 Stan- two weeks at the U.S. senior national-team
No. 12 UCLA (12-4, 2-3) on Friday and Sat- the Bruin defense and serve-receive forma- ford women’s soccer with two victories to camp.
urday. To kick off the weekend, the Card tion.The Cardinal took the set, 27-25, to lead its name. The Cardinal (11-0-2, 2-0-0 Pac- Stanford delivered early, holding Ler-
pulled out a four-set victory over the Trojans, the match 2-1. 10) defeated both No. 20 USC (8-3-2, 1-1-0) oux to one shot over the course of the game
18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16. However, Stanford Klineman carried the Stanford offense in and No.13 UCLA (8-4-1,1-1-0) on the road and earning its first goal in the 23rd minute
couldn’t keep up its momentum,and the Bru- the fourth set, with contributing kills by in southern California. of play. After a Bruin handball, Press
ins ended the Cardinal’s undefeated run in a Browne and senior setter Cassidy Lichtman On Friday night under the lights of the stepped up to take the penalty kick and
five-set thriller the following night, 25-21, 16- at the beginning of the set. Timely kills by Coliseum, the Cardinal met a fervent USC scored her 16th goal of the season.
25, 25-27, 25-23, 15-12. UCLA outside hitter Rachael Kidder and squad. At the half, the scoreboard re- “When you’re in a tight game, especial-
USC got off to a quick start after aggres- middle blocker Katie Camp throughout the mained tied at zero. Stanford and USC ly away from home, and get a goal, it can
sive serving by senior outside hitter Geena set kept the Bruins in control. Each beat each had six shots at halftime, but the game break the ice,” Ratcliffe said. “This one
Urango and junior setter Kendall Bateman down a kill in opposition to Klineman’s pair took a turn in the 59th minute when senior broke the ice. It was big.”
that kept the Cardinal offense off the net. at the end of the set as the Bruins maintained forward Christen Press sunk the ball in the The Cardinal continued to press, taking
Early attacking errors from the Stanford side their two-point lead to take the set 25-23 and back of the net from 20 yards out. a total of 12 shots during the game (UCLA
combined with three consecutive kills by bring the score to 2-2. With her 60th career goal, Press now took seven), and in the 36th minute, sopho-
USC freshman Falyn Fonoimoana added to Because both teams tacked on a number of holds the Stanford record for goals scored. more midfielder Mariah Nogueira took ad-
the Trojan lead,which peaked at 17-7 mid-set. service and attacking errors in the fifth set, it The mark, set by Sarah Rafanelli in 1993, vantage of one of three Stanford corner
SIMON WARBY/The Stanford Daily
USC held the Card to a .125 hitting percent- was Kidder’s dominant offensive performance had been untouched for 17 years. kicks and sunk the ball in the Bruin net
age on the set, which at that point was the Senior forward Christen Press became Stanford’s But the goals didn’t stop there.The 65th from the six, closing the scoring at 2-0.
that earned the Bruins the upset, 15-12. She
lowest on the season. added an unprecedented seven kills for UCLA
all-time leading scorer with her 60th goal in Fri- minute arrived and so did junior midfield- The weekend came to a close and sent
Despite another huge serving run by in the final set,giving her 25 on the night. day’s win over USC. She scored another goal, her er Teresa Noyola with a shot from the top Stanford back up north in good spirits.
Urango that brought the Trojans up to 11-6 to Klineman led with 27 kills, hitting .243 to 16th of the year, in Saturday’s victory over UCLA. of the box. Noyola managed to sneak the “We knew the first weekend was going to
kick off the second set, the Cardinal pulled Kidder’s .110 across the five sets.The loss was ball past USC goalkeeper Shelby Church, determine who’s going to have the best shot
out a slim 25-23 victory to split sets. USC sen- who couldn’t quite reach the left post shot of controlling the Pac-10,” said senior mid-
ior outside hitter Alex Jupiter earned four
Stanford’s first on the season.
The Cardinal remains first in the Pac-10
WOMEN’S SOCCER 10/10 at UCLA W 2-0 in time to keep it out of the Trojan net. fielder Allison McCann.“This was huge.”
early kills, yet the 10 combined kills of Stan- after Saturday’s defeat, although rival Cal With plenty of time still left on the “They understood the importance of
ford’s priorities — senior outside hitter Alix now shares the position with the same 5-1 clock, USC kept up its intensity and drew this week,” Ratcliffe said.“But the job’s not
Klineman and sophomore opposite Hayley conference record. UP NEXT WASHINGTON STATE 14 total fouls from Stanford, which only done. There are plenty of tough teams in
Spelman — gave the Card the offense edge. Stanford’s next two matches are at Maples drew eight from USC. Off one USC free this conference.”
It was a pair of untimely errors from the Tro- Pavilion, where it will face Washington on
(6-7, 1-1 Pac-10) kick, Trojan defender Mia Bruno collected Conference play for the Cardinal will
jan service line that ultimately cost USC the Friday and Washington State on Saturday. 10/15 Laird Q. Cagan Stadium 5 P.M. an attempted Cardinal clearance and put continue this weekend, when Stanford will
set by a two-point deficit. Both matches are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. the ball away in the 84th minute. host Washington State on Friday at 5 p.m.
After the break, the teams traded leads GAME NOTES: Top-ranked Stanford women’s soccer, coming off Stanford held the score at 2-1 for the re- and Washington on Sunday at noon at
twice before a trio of consecutive kills from a sweep of the Los Angeles schools, will play host to Washing- mainder of the game and came out on top. Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Contact Katherine Knox at kknox12@stan- ton State. The Cougars are not expected to contend for the
Klineman allowed Stanford to pull ahead 11- “We learned a lot about the mentality it
9. Cardinal momentum built throughout the Pac-10 title, but are coming off of a 1-0 victory over Arizona. takes to win a game in the Pac-10,” said Contact Brooke Davis at bedavis@stan-
set, as Klineman added three more kills to Stanford head coach Paul Ratcliffe. “USC
two pivotal side-out kills by Spelman. Red-
shirt junior middle blocker Stephanie
Browne concluded the set with a solo block
of USC middle blocker Lauren Williams.
Stanford took the set 25-20.
Five tied scores early on in the fourth sug- Luck’s big hit helped Card Zach

gested an inevitable battle for the set and
match.However,Cardinal senior libero Gabi efore Saturday night, I had never utmost importance.TheTrojans started their drive Dishing the Rock
Ailes took control of the match mid-set by cheered after a Stanford turnover. at midfield,were receiving to start the second half
punching out a pair of aces in a five-point run. Never before had I seen a team bene- and were picking on the Stanford cornerbacks
Klineman, Spelman and Browne tallied 14 fit from a lost fumble. Never before without resistance. Objectively speaking, they
kills on the set to score a 25-15 win, earning had I witnessed a sell-out crowd drop were a near lock to get on the scoreboard before shoulder — and lay down the law.If that doesn’t
the Card the match. its collective jaw in a synchronized WTF-just-hap- the break. put an ounce of fear into an opposing squad and
Klineman totaled 27 kills to become the pened reaction. Nonetheless,Stanford fans cheered.I cheered. a jolt of electricity into Cardinal fans, then noth-
kill leader for her 10th consecutive match, That’s because before Saturday night,Andrew I punched my friend in the chest.I acted like an an- ing will.
while Jupiter slid in second with 19 kills. Luck had never gone Thomas the Tank Engine on imal.The question is whether this behavior is in- From then on, the offense played flawlessly.
The USC defense gave the Cardinal front a USC Trojan. dicative of a “true”football fan. The famous O-Line,the same one that was humil-
line a battle as four Trojans recorded double- USC’s Shareece Wright is probably still feeling No.The play was really terrible — like worst- iated last week at Oregon in easily its worst per-
digit digging totals. The Trojans rank third in the effects of the hit by the train that is our starting case scenario terrible.Did all of the fans recognize formance of the season, was fired up with a pas-
Pac-10 digging stats,while the Cardinal sits in quarterback. As Wright attempted to return a this? Of course not. sion that we had never seen.And although our de-
second. Stepfan Taylor fumble just before halftime, Luck Let’s be honest.At Stanford Stadium only 20 fensive players were exposed more than Brett
However, UCLA embodies defensive thwacked him Ray Lewis-style, forcing the ball percent of those who were cheering understood Favre’s manhood on Deadspin, they played with
success, leading the conference in digs per set loose with such authority that it sparked accusa- the true consequences of the play, 40 percent of an extra step.The stadium was absolutely electric,
since the beginning of Pac-10 play. tions of juicing by YouTube commenters. those cheering did so just because they saw the hit and the win was gigantic.
The Cardinal started its campaign in The play was literally breathtaking,causing fans and the remaining 40 percent were cheering be- So hate or love the crowd’s reaction,but it was
Pauley Pavilion neck-and-neck with the Bru- of both teams to drool at the big screens while Luck cause they heard everyone else cheering. well-deserved.A hustle play that sparked a bril-
ins until three Cardinal hitters contributed jogged off the field with a grin.ABC replayed the However,I’m going to give everyone the ben- liant offensive performance against our most
three consecutive errors to give UCLA the hit umpteen billion times while play-by-play guy efit of the doubt this one time and take the side of hated rivals — I said it,USC has surpassed Cal —
lead, 14-13. A pair of kills by senior outside Mike Patrick tried his hardest not to have an the fans because,this time,I truly believe that this deserves to be rewarded with praise. Even the
hitter Dicey McGraw gave the Bruins a aneurysm as he described the heroics. play made a difference in the outcome of the biggest football elitists, myself included, have to
three-point lead. The Card then dropped Yet some of my friends weren’t impressed. In game. step away from big words like “implications”and
quickly to a 24-19 deficit with a series of un- fact, many of them were ticked off. They weren’t For the first time since I’ve been a student “statistics” every once in a while and savor the
forced errors,and closed the set with a service mad at Luck, who none of us doubt has a spine here,people looked at us like we were mean.We moment for what it is.
error. made out of titanium,but rather at Stanford fans — could care less if you took the ball from us. And what a moment it was. Stanford’s domi-
The beginning of the second set mirrored SIMON WARBY/The Stanford Daily the same Stanford fans that I berated last week and Turnover or not,we were going to hit you square nance over USC in recent years now has a poster
the first, yet the outcome reversed when a Senior outside hitter Alix Klineman has been that my friend Dan Bohm lambasted yesterday. in the mouth.These nerds can get pissed off too. image.And Shareece Wright has a new daddy.
block by Spelman and freshman middle See, despite Luck’s attempted murder of And not just any nerd, but our prized quarter-
blocker Carly Wopat forced three hitting er- the leading hitter in 11 consecutive match- Wright,Stanford still lost the ball.We gave up pos- back,the projected first pick in the NFL Draft.A Zach Zimmerman is hiding from Andrew Luck
rors from the Bruins. The Cardinal stole the es to power No. 1 Stanford. The Card lost session with 50 seconds left in the first half,in a tie potential 50 million-dollar man is willing to and his titanium spine.Remind him that Luck is a
momentum, holding the Bruins to a hitting to UCLA despite Klineman’s 27 kills. game in which every touch of the ball was of the lower his shoulder — scratch that, his throwing nice guy at
6 ! Tuesday, October 12, 2010 The Stanford Daily

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