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www.stanforddaily.com Volume 238
November 1, 2010 Issue 32
CRIME & SAFETY

Fernandez
Caps on
may have spending
used alias proposed
Dining can’t find If passed, bill would test
name in records ASSU constitution
By MARGARET RAWSON
By ANNA SCHUESSLER DESK EDITOR
STAFF WRITER
The ASSU Undergraduate Senate will continue
A 20-year-old man who was ar- debate Tuesday on a much-anticipated campaign fi-
rested on campus on Oct. 19 for al- nance bill authored by Executives Angelina Cardona
legedly burglarizing a Palo Alto ‘11 and Kelsei Wharton ‘12.The bill, with the potential
home may have used an alias while to reform the entire executive campaign process,
working in a Stanford dining hall, Lt. DYLAN PLOFKER/The Stanford Daily would set executive-campaign spending caps and de-
Sandra Brown of the Palo Alto Po- crease the amount of funds offered through public fi-
lice Department told The Daily.
Many dancers remained on their feet during the 2010 Dance Marathon, above, but others grew weary and left before the end of the overnight
marathon. This year, students registering for Dance Marathon pledged they would attend, raise $192 and remain standing for 24 hours. nancing if it can overcome concerns about enforce-
Brown told the San Jose Mercury ment and constitutionality.
News after the arrest that Jose Luis The bill would set spending caps at $750 for pub-
Fernandez of East Palo Alto worked STUDENT LIFE licly financed slates, granting up to $500 of ASSU
in a Stanford dining hall, but Eric

For DM,new strategy,higher goal


funds per slate, and $1,000 for slates spending their
Montell, the executive director of own money. The executives would allocate $3,000 of
Stanford Dining, has since said he their budget to campaign expenses, to be split evenly
cannot find Fernandez’s name in between publicly financed slates. Currently, the exec-
Dining’s employment records. utives allocate $4,500, granting up to $750 per publicly
In an e-mail to The Daily, Montell financed slate and capping those slates’ total spending
said Dining’s records “did not indi-
Organizers seek frosh, at $1,500 each.

Dance Marathon: Amount Raised


cate a person by this name having When first presenting their bill last Tuesday, Car-
worked in any of the Stanford Din-
ing locations.”
Bill Larson, a spokesman for the
more dedicated dancers dona and Wharton spoke of creating a “culture of ac-
cessibility” in which no student is deterred from run-
Goal: ning for office due to monetary concerns. Then, many
By BRENDAN O’BYRNE $100,000 senators seemed amenable to the bill on philosophi-
Please see BURGLAR, page 3 $150,894 $87,086 cal grounds; some recalled their own difficulties in de-
Organizers of Dance Marathon, the
$74,417 ciding to spend personal funds to run for the Senate.
24-hour dance party that raises money $52,000 $58,000 $60,944 Zachary Warma ‘11, a senator last year, attended
STUDENT LIFE and awareness to fight HIV and AIDS, the meeting to discuss several concerns about the
have tweaked their recruitment strategy bill’s unintended consequences, questioning whether

Campus this year in an effort to donate $100,000 high levels of spending are truly a problem. (Warma is
now chair of the Daily editorial board.)
toward combating the pandemic.
The group last year raised $87,000, 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 The original version of this year’s bill cited as ra-
which was donated to the Boston-based tionale that “spending continues to increase annual-

celebrates
Partners in Health and the San Francisco- Source: Dance Marathon. (ANASTASIA YEE/The Stanford Daily) ly,” but Cardona indicated that section would not ap-
based Bay Area Young Positives. Ninety pear in an amended version this Tuesday. Since 2008,
percent was matched by the Palo Alto- cruiting dancers who will stay on their lations executive. Lu said recruiting the winning slate has not always been the one that
based organization FACE AIDS, which feet for the full 24-hour party. dancers who will remain standing for the spent the most.
“We are more about getting engaged full 24 hours is important because last year, In 2008, the winning ticket, Johnny Dorsey ‘09 and

‘traditions’
was founded by Stanford students in 2005.
This year, organizers are focusing dancers that are really dedicated,” said
more intently on fundraising and on re- Louis Lu ‘12, Dance Marathon’s public re- Please see DANCE, page 2 Please see SPENDING, page 3

FOOTBALL
Full Moon, Mausoleum
Party deemed successes
By BRANDON POWELL

DOMINATES
Stanford came to life over the
weekend in celebration of the dead,
with parties and events abounding as
students and faculty donned costumes
and makeup for the night (or multiple
nights).
Three junior class presidents —
Marie Calgiuri,Cody Sam and Isabelle
Wijangco — spoke to The Daily about
Card shuts down Huskies’ offense
the end of Stanford’s first official “Tra-
By KABIR SAWHNEY
ditions Week.”
“Traditions Week was born to MANAGING EDITOR FOOTBALL
make Mausoleum Party and Full
Moon on the Quad more sustainable There was no letting up this time for 10/30 at Washington W 41-0
events that contribute more to the Stanford.
Stanford community,” Sam said. “It’s
not just a party. It’s also about philan-
The No. 13 Cardinal football team
(7-1, 4-1 Pac-10) cruised past Washing- UP NEXT
ton (3-5, 2-3) on Saturday afternoon,
thropy, trying to help balance the
budget by selling T-shirts and getting rolling up 28 first-half points en route ARIZONA
people more involved in the Stanford to a 41-0 victory.
The Cardinal won the battle at the
(7-1, 4-1 Pac-10)
community.”
By encompassing Mausoleum and line of scrimmage throughout the 11/6 Stanford Stadium 5 P.M.
Full Moon in something regarded as game — its offensive line manhandled COVERAGE:
“tradition,” Calgiuri said the junior the Washington front seven and TV ABC
presidents could emphasize to stu- opened up huge holes for Stanford’s
running backs, getting big blocks both RADIO KZSU 90.1 FM
dents and faculty that these events
must happen every year. at the line and downfield. Redshirt (kzsu.stanford.edu)
“It’s a really important part of our sophomore quarterback Andrew
Luck had excellent pass protection GAME NOTES: Despite shutting out Washing-
school,” she said. “Sort of like a land-
and plenty of time to make throws to ton, Stanford remains at No. 13 in the BCS
mark event that we always want to
his receivers. rankings. It will put that ranking on the line
have.”
“The line played excellently today,” next weekend in a big showdown against
The three went on to explain what
said sophomore running back Stepfan No. 15 Arizona.
Traditions Week entailed. Tuesday
began the pre-orders for the Mau- Taylor, the Card’s leading rusher.“The
soleum Party T-shirts that read “Party two touchdowns I got, I was basically made sure the Huskies couldn’t do the
with Leland.” untouched, and they blocked well for same. Stanford defensive linemen and
“At first we thought it was just a [freshman running back Anthony] linebackers were in the backfield all
cool phrase, and then we figured peo- Wilkerson and [sophomore running game long,notching three sacks and six
ple might actually buy these tanks,” back] Tyler Gaffney.” tackles for loss. The unit kept up con-
Courtesy of The Daily of the University of Washington
While the offensive line controlled stant pressure on Washington quarter-
the line of scrimmage when Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck posted an impressive game Saturday, throwing for 192 yards and a touchdown on 19-
Please see HALLOWEEN, page 3 had the ball, the defensive front seven Please see FOOTBALL, page 3 26 passing. Luck’s running game was perhaps even more impressive, giving the Card 92 yards on five carries.

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At Leland’s Grave, Stanford Comes Alive DANCE


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a significant number of dancers ei-


ther never showed or left early.
“Last year it was about getting
as many people involved as we
could,” Lu said, “but this year, our
goal is to get all the dancers to stay
for the entire 24 hours.”
Organizers are also focusing on
freshman registration this year, cit-
ing the time constraints of upper-
classmen. As part of this push, or-
ganizers have visited freshman
dorm meetings dressed in rally gear,
hoping to get freshmen excited
about the event.
And for some freshmen, it’s
worked.
“I’ve heard from people who had
done it before that it’s a great
event,” said Michael Lipman ‘14,
who registered for the event. “It
seems like a fun way to support a re-
ally good organization.”
Said Kevin Hurlbutt ‘14, another
freshman who registered: “It seems
like a really fun way to do some
community service. And all of my
friends are going to do it with me, so
it’s going to be entertaining for
everybody.”
More than 500 dancers have reg-
istered for this year’s marathon,
which is set to take place in Arrilla-
ga Alumni Center on Feb. 12 and 13,
2011. During registration, dancers
pledged to stay for 24 hours, remain
on their feet and raise $192 toward
the overall donation.
The registration deadline for
dancers was Oct. 29, but students
can still sign up to be “moralers,”
who raise $60 and work three-hour
shifts to motivate the marathon
dancers. The deadline to sign up to
be a moraler is Nov. 14.
Dance Marathon organizers also
put together Hackathon, which en-
courages students who have com-
puter skills to participate in a 24-
hour coding session. Instead of rais-
ing $192, hackers donate their tech-
related services to nonprofit organ-
izations. The deadline for
Hackathon was also Oct. 29, but
Hackathon Director Sam King ‘12
said organizers might allow a late
registration process to fill empty
slots on projects.

Contact Brendan O’Byrne at bobyrne


@stanford.edu.

TOP Students dance at the burial site of the Stanford family on Saturday during Mausoleum Party. Bus trans-
portation was improved over previous years with increased security staff. (LUIS AGUILAR/The Stanford Daily)
BOTTOM Students across campus carved pumpkins last week and over the weekend to make jack-o-lanterns
that they then displayed outside their residences. (BRYANT TAN/The Stanford Daily)
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FOOTBALL|Stanford dominates
back Jake Locker, constantly forcing quently, that’s tough [for Washing- that repeatedly pounded Washington,
him out of the pocket and pressuring ton].” moving the ball methodically and
him into making poor throws. Stanford’s much-maligned pass de- keeping the clock running. Taylor
Stanford’s defensive line was espe- fense also played very well. Locker, be- took 20 carries for 104 yards and two
cially impressive. The trio of redshirt lieved to be one of the top NFL touchdowns, and Gaffney added 13
junior defensive end Matt Masifilo, prospects of the upcoming draft, was carries, 50 yards and a touchdown in
senior nose tackle Sione Fua and red- severely limited, earning just 64 yards his first game back from a leg injury.
shirt senior defensive end Brian Bul- on 7-14 passing with no scores and two Overall, Stanford gained 278 yards on
cke kept the Washington offensive line interceptions. His vaunted mobility 47 carries for an average of 5.9 yards
engaged and freed up the Cardinal was also shut down, as he ran the ball per carry.
linebacking corps to stuff the Husky eight times for one net yard (he gained More than any other statistic, the
running game. 17 yards but lost 16). Both Stanford in- disparity between the two running
Masifilo had one of the best games terceptions killed Washington drives games illustrated the gap between the
of his career, making five tackles, in- that looked to be gaining some mo- two teams. The Huskies only ran for
cluding three solo tackles, and sacking mentum and ensured that Washington 19 yards on 25 carries,or an average of
Locker twice himself. would be unable to get back in the 0.8 yards per carry.The Card also held
“We just took the opportunity to game. a big advantage in time of possession,
get after them,” Masifilo said. Fua and While Locker struggled, Luck had holding the ball for 37 minutes and 30
Bulcke “were dominating the line so a strong game both through the air seconds.
much in front that everything had to and on the ground.Luck threw for 192 For Washington, the loss means a
bounce outside to us. We just stressed yards and a touchdown on 19-26 pass- difficult path to earn bowl eligibility.
playing as a team.” ing. He also threw an interception on The Huskies need to win three of
Overall, Stanford’s defense limited a Hail Mary play as time expired in their last four games to become bowl-
the Huskies to just 107 total yards on the first half. eligible, but with their next game
offense, the second-fewest yards al- Perhaps a bigger story was Luck’s against No. 2 Oregon, that could be a
lowed in Stanford history.The rushing mobility, as he gained 92 yards on five formula to missing out on the postsea-
attack was held to 19 yards on 25 at- carries. His biggest run came on a so- son.
tempts,and Washington never got past called “read option” play on Stan- Meanwhile,Stanford took another
the Stanford 42-yard line. ford’s first drive of the game. Luck step toward a high finish in the Pac-10
Leading the defense were sopho- faked a handoff to Taylor, who drew and potentially earning a BCS bowl
more inside linebacker Shayne Skov the defense to the right, and ran 51 berth.However,next week’s matchup
and redshirt sophomore outside line- yards down the left side of the field against Arizona (7-1, 4-1 Pac-10)
backer Chase Thomas. Thomas had into the end zone. The play gave the looms large. The two teams are tied
nine tackles and a sack, while Skov Cardinal early momentum and for second in the conference, and the
added eight tackles. Both helped the sucked the energy out of a raucous Wildcats have looked impressive in
Stanford defense bounce back from a Husky Stadium crowd. conference play so far.
few tough outings — in its last three “The guys had a great block on the Nevertheless, Harbaugh believes
games, it gave up 52 points to Oregon, edge, and I cut inside of him,” Luck his team can have success, highlight-
failed to stop USC at numerous critical said.“Stepfan did a great job of carry- ing the improvements it has made
junctures and gave up three fourth- ing his fakeout. I don’t think people over the course of the season.
quarter touchdowns to a one-win realized I had the ball, and it was easy “I’ve thought a lot about what suc-
Washington State team. to sprint from there.” cess is and what makes a successful
“Our linebackers were outstand- “It was just an incredible fake by year, and to me, it’s improvement,” he
ing,” said Stanford head coach Jim Andrew,” Harbaugh said. “I thought said. “It’s an improvement-equals-
Harbaugh.“They kept up a lot of pres- Stepfan Taylor had the ball for 20 success formula. Improvement will
sure on Jake and clogged up the run- yards and thought,‘Oh,good,we got a lead to wins, and wins will lead to
ning lanes.”
“We were making it an emphasis to
10, 15, 20-yard gain with Stepfan,’ but
then I realized that Andrew Luck’s
championships. We’ll move on with
humble hearts and see if we can’t make
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anniversary of Mausoleum’s return,”
Sam said,“which is why it should mean
jangco said.
Student reception was also gener- Renters
a lot to the campus.” ally positive, though some expressed a

Sam said.“It hadn’t been done before,


Before the weekend, the unani-
mous concern voiced by the class pres-
slight disturbance at the scene at the
Mausoleum.
Motorcycle
so we were really excited about that.” idents was the threat of rain. But they “I found it odd that there were Hal-
On Wednesday, students could said they were certain the party would loween decorations on the Mau- Earthquake
write notes and send candy and post- be at the Stanford Mausoleum regard- soleum itself,” said Susan Haynes ‘14.
cards to their friends abroad.Wijangco
said a major goal for the junior presi-
less of the weather.
“That was kind of by popular de-
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pecially because so many juniors go
abroad at some point during the year.
year, when it rained and the party was
held in Old Union, the general feed-
ing next to a 16-year-old’s grave,” said
Konstantine Buhler ‘14.“I think Jane’s
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An activity like the note-writing, they back was that it just wasn’t the same.” intention was to have a place where
hoped, could strengthen the unity of New to Mausoleum this year was Leland could rest, not a place for kids
the junior class. the chance for students to take pic- to put a tacky plastic skeleton on his
Thursday brought philanthropy in tures of themselves and others in cos- gate and blast house music.”
the form of 20 pumpkins, donated by tume on the dance floor and have their Some students also drew compar- Warren Eide, Insurance Agent
Trader Joe’s,in White Plaza,where stu- pictures projected on a screen at the isons to Full Moon on the Quad,which
dents could paint them. Calgiuri said
the pumpkins, along with additional
party, thanks to the Palo Alto-based
startup Cooliris.
took place Monday of last week.
“Strangely enough, the Mau-
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excited that this year marked the fifth cluded security and ID checks at each treat party on Sunday with activities
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competing slates. overall,” Cardona said. “We don’t tor had given the bill — three pages the information that he was affiliat- which he allegedly broke into a cou-
Still, Cardona said any expecta- want to stifle innovation.” in full — a thorough reading. ed with Stanford Dining. Knowledge ple’s home while they slept inside,
tion to spend personal funds could Cardona said compared to its As of Sunday evening, several of Fernandez’s schedule at a dining stole several items and took off in
still represent a hurdle to certain peer institutions, some of which senators were positive about the Continued from front page hall, she said, prompted the arrest. the couple’s Volkswagen. He was al-
students. allow no campaign spending, Stan- bill’s prospects. The absence of Fernandez’s ready on probation for similar
Recent efforts to create spending ford spends much more on elections. “I think the bill’s going to pass. I name from Stanford Dining em- charges, and he now faces more seri-
limits have not been successful — UC-Berkeley, for example, caps didn’t hear one senator strongly op- Stanford Department of Public ployee records might be attributed ous consequences for his breach of
the 10th and 11th Undergraduate spending at $1,000. pose [it],” said Senator Kamil Saeid Safety, confirmed the arrest took to Fernandez’s possible use of an probation restrictions.
Senates did not pass bills containing Still, if the bill passes the consti- ‘13; Senator Stewart Macgregor- place on the Stanford campus but alias. “We have what’s known as “He was on probation for burgla-
caps. In 1999, the ASSU Constitu- tutionality test, several concerns re- Dennis ‘13 expressed a similar sense. would not offer further comment, as AKAs, or ‘also known as’ names,” ry, and he violated his probation,”
tional Council case Hartke v. Young main about enforcement. The Senate meets Tuesday at 7 the alleged crime is under the juris- Brown said. “He may have been Brown said. “He’s going to be in jail
resulted in the ruling that mandato- “Their ideals are correct in trying p.m. in the Old Union Nitery. diction of the Palo Alto Police De- using an AKA while he was working for a long time.”
ry campaign spending restrictions to provide a level of equity in cam- partment. at a dining hall.”
represent “a clear abridgement of paigns,” Warma said, while going on Contact Margaret Rawson at Brown said investigators in- Fernandez faces jail time if he is Contact Anna Schuessler at annas7
free speech,” violating Article I, Sec- to argue the bill would only serve to marawson@stanford.edu. volved in Fernandez’s case provided found guilty of the Oct. 8 burglary, in @stanford.edu.
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EDITORIALS
before sophomore year of college in my mind dynamics of our relationship, and I’m not
is simply a nebulous black hole. It was as if I
didn’t actually start existing until I finally came
very sure how I would handle it.
When I have kids, will I tell them about
Vote Jerry Brown for governor of Whitman offers radical spending cuts that would be ill advised in nor-
mal times and catastrophic for a languid economy like California’s.
out to myself as a guy.Whenever I have to refer their dad’s past? Do I want to give them infor- Jerry Brown offers a long-term commitment to fiscal health that does
to a time before my transition — from my in-
fant years to the end of my freshman year — I
mation that will confuse them, give other kids
on the playground an excuse to make fun of
California not sacrifice the economy and detailed plans to build California’s
clean energy future.

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get really uncomfortable.I realize that if I want them? Or will I have to construct some new acing a 12.4 percent unemployment rate and a budget deficit of
to continue my life as a man, there are parts of
my life I have to leave behind.
past that is more conventional, more consis-
tent with my appearance and identity but is all
$19.1 billion,California’s next governor will have to make impor-
tant decisions from day one. After examining both candidates’
Legalize it? Examining the
I realize that I probably can’t go back to my
high school. I went to a Catholic high school,
and I don’t think they’ll be a fan of the trans
a complete lie? Will I even need to tell them
the truth at all? Will my kids live in a society
where that sort of stuff doesn’t matter any-
plans for dealing with the budget, the environment and the economy,
the editorial board recommends that voters choose Democratic nomi-
sticky issues of Proposition 19
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thing.No one will recognize me if I go back.My more? nee Jerry Brown for governor of California. ou’ve probably heard of Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control
teachers did a lot for me and got me to Stan- I understand in order to become a healthy Though less than comprehensive, Brown’s budget plan offers prag- andTax CannabisAct of 2010,which will go before California vot-
ford, and I owe them. But I don’t know if I will person and finally be happy, I need to ac- matic ideas for addressing the Golden State’s fiscal woes. He promises ers onTuesday.If passed,Proposition 19 would unburden the Cal-
ever be able to come back and thank them. knowledge that my life prior to my transition to adopt a “pay-as-you-go” funding approach, vetoing any new spend- ifornia criminal justice system while allowing the state to regulate the mar-
Sure,high school wasn’t the best experience — — as uncomfortable as it all is to think about ing bills that are not financed by additional revenues, and proposing a
I spent most of it feeling depressed and con- ijuana industry.On the other hand,it raises some concerns,like the possi-
— is still part of my life. My past experience,
fused — but it was still four years of my life despite how awkward and painful it was, has
constitutional amendment to write the policy into law. He has champi- ble boom of marijuana advertisements geared toward teens.
that I essentially have to erase from my life shaped me as a young man, and there are oned a “rainy day fund,” which would collect money during times of But what the board finds particularly troubling about Proposition 19
narrative. And there are people from high things I have learned in this life and this body budget surplus to soften the blow of economic downturns. He has also is its contradiction of federal law.
school who refuse to talk to me because of my that I don’t think many biologically male men published specific plans to reduce the structural costs of the state prison “Oh, come on, dude,” you might say.“Legalizing pot is so harmless!”
transition,something that gets me upset when- ever learn. I should be thankful for the chance system and Medi-Cal. Brown’s proposals will not close the deficit any Perhaps it is. But let’s conduct a thought experiment for a moment. Sup-
ever I think about it. to live this life. time soon, but they do offer a long-term solution to a long-term prob- pose a conservative state were debating a proposition that would make it
If I ever find myself a girlfriend — would But if someone asked me once if I had the lem.Any who doubt Brown’s commitment to fiscal responsibility need illegal for a woman to have an abortion. Every Democrat in the country
she know beforehand about my identity as a choice to change my biological sex and relive only to look at his record as governor during the 1970s, when he over-
trans person, or would this be a secret that I would be campaigning to put an end to the bill, and in all likelihood, the
my life from the beginning, what would I say? saw the largest budget surplus in state history.
wouldn’t disclose until later? If I meet a girl And at the moment, I don’t know how I would same people who are championing Proposition 19 would be on the streets
at Stanford, she’ll be very aware of my transi- answer.And that scares me. Meg Whitman, the Republican nominee, plans to cut $15 billion calling the people of the conservative state traitors toAmerica.Even social
tion. But if I meet someone after Stanford, at from the California budget by firing 40,000 public employees and cut- conservatives would likely argue that the better way to contest abortion
work or at grad school, once I look more con- Cheer up a sad transboy. E-mail Cristopher ting social programs — all while eliminating the capital gains tax to would be to overturn Roe v.Wade,not contradict the ruling via a state law.
vincingly like a guy, people will assume I was Bautista at cmsb@stanford.edu. line the pockets of wealthy investors.The loss of so many jobs in such In the case of Proposition 19,the U.S.attorney general made clear the
a dismal economy would be a dangerous experiment in how to exac- Justice Department would“vigorously enforce”federal laws against mar-
erbate a recession.Furthermore,$9 billion of the $15 billion Whitman ijuana even if the proposition passes.
has pledged to cut has yet to be identified, meaning that thousands
C ARDINAL S INS more public employees would have to be fired under Whitman’s plan.
The majority of the board supports the notion of legalizing marijuana,
but some members, including supporters, feel the proposition is poorly
Kenneth Arrow, a Nobel Prize winner and Stanford professor of crafted. According to its terms, employers cannot discriminate against
economics,joined an impressive list of California scholars in signing a workers who smoke,but they can reprimand poor performance that re-

A Bad First Impression letter concluding that Whitman’s budget and economy proposal,
“Meg 2010,”“is based on faulty economic theories and on studies that
are fundamentally unsound.” Fortunately, the state legislature would
never accede to Whitman’s draconian policies.Whitman would have
sults from stoned employees.This led opponents of the bill to claim that a
trucking company could not stop stoned drivers from getting behind the
wheel until an accident occurred. The proposition’s vague language
makes it difficult to determine if that’s true.Therefore, if Proposition 19
Ed. note: Today we introduce our freshman to devise a new budget plan upon taking office. passes,the editorial board strongly supports the California legislature tak-
columnist, David Spencer Nelson. We are pleased that both Brown and Whitman support significant in- ing steps to clarify and standardize what could be a very sticky situation.
vestment in renewable energy and have come out in favor of AB 32,Cal- All we ask if that our classmates who choose to support the bill under-

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ntroduction to the Humanities (IHUM) ifornia’s emissions-pricing scheme.Whitman deserves credit for standing
is a necessary program. Students, many David Spencer behind California’s 33 percent renewable energy standard, but Brown
stand the full implications of their vote.This isn’t just about weed — it’s
about federalism and the unknown ramifications of an ambiguous propo-
of whom come from math- and science- Nelson has made the same commitment and offered a much more detailed and sition.
based backgrounds, should be introduced to extensive plan for bringing renewable energy and jobs to California.
higher humanities classes in their first year
at Stanford. Not only is the program impor- Under Brown’s plan, California would see an additional 20,000 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
tant academically; it is also an integral part megawatts of renewable energy by 2020,including solar panels on com- seven Stanford students led by a chairman and uninvolved in other sections of the paper.Any
of gaining continuity in the freshman class, mercial buildings and along highways.Financing would be provided for signed columns in the editorial space represent the views of their authors and do not necessarily
represent the views of the entire editorial board.To contact the editorial board chair, e-mail edito-
both socially and intellectually. perspective of students is always secondary. efficiency upgrades to buildings, which consume approximately 40 per- rial@stanforddaily.com.To submit an op-ed, limited to 700 words, e-mail opinions@stanforddai-
Moreover, IHUM offers brilliant lec- What’s wrong with IHUM? The answer cent of energy used in the U.S. ly.com.To submit a letter to the editor, limited to 500 words, e-mail eic@stanforddaily.com.All
tures. Some of the University’s best profes- is very simple: students don’t like illogical Voters this year have an important choice at the ballot box. Meg are published at the discretion of the editor.
sors teach its courses and offer very com- systems without explanations; students
pelling talks. don’t like classes that don’t offer a path to
But the program is hugely flawed. IHUM success; students don’t like classes that don’t
introduces freshman to a picture of the hu-
manities not at all like the interactive semi-
involve them or recognize their contribu-
tions.
C OMPILERS , S TETHOSCOPES AND H EMINGWAY
nars that the English and Philosophy De- No one wants to be an observer to his or
partments thrive on. It’s too bad, because its
only takes a few run-ins with the program’s
arbitrary grading scales and lecture-like dis-
her own education. Especially in the hu-
manities, where there is often no absolute
right answer, students need to be given the
Enumerating and Accounting
cussion sections before many students give freedom to make interpretations and opin-

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up on IHUM, and, sometimes, the humani- ions, to engage with the course material on ecently, I have noticed a gaping hole in “Get bananas”and “read 300 pages of a novel”
ties in general. their own terms. The program’s current for- our collective academic experience. As just can’t be put into one list without losing the
The first thing most students notice when mat makes that difficult, because sections students, our lives are filled primarily significance of the reading or inflating the sig-
they sit down in section is that this class is
not just about educating; it’s about handing
are more often than not devoted to explain-
ing lectures rather than independent discus-
with two things: events and deadlines. There is
that party you need to go to (an event) and that
Aaditya nificance of the grocery store.
Yet how are these tasks essentially different?
you a slice of humble pie. Freshmen are told sion.
Stanford should introduce students to
paper you need to write (a deadline). I realize Shidham Time. One task expects much more quality
not to expect good grades, but aren’t told this is an enormous oversimplification for most time over another.
how to get better ones. The seemingly arbi- the humanities in a way that reflects what of you, since we live in a world filled with hy- Accounting means to add this dimension of
trary nature of IHUM’s grading scales is the humanities truly are. Like the majority brids of these two ideas. (For example, where time to the things we are obligated to get done.
alienating to students with a mild interest in of English and philosophy classes at Stan- would we put a SURPS presentation? It is cer- tasks are similar to errands — they are simply The one constant for all of us is the amount of
the humanities. ford, IHUM should be conducted in a semi- tainly an event,but one with the preparation re- repeating ones. hours that are available to us every week.What
It often feels like the program is designed nar format. Students should be in small, en- quired for many other types of deadlines.) As you can see, many of the mindless repeti- a great currency, then, to decide a task’s worth
more to help you realize your limitations gaged groups.They should be encouraged to Nonetheless, this bifurcation is for the most tions of our day/week/quarter have clearly de- against the hours it requires in a day! Let’s say
than to expand them. Students struggling to try to gain deeper understandings through part how we live our lives. fined goals and time periods in which we need something important will take 10 hours of your
break the B-HUM curse are likely to be- discussion with each other, moderated by a Calendars manage many of our day-to-day to accomplish them.They are the clerical parts time this week. Assuming some other time set
come apathetic and stop trying to do much faculty member. events — when/where we need to be given a of our college experience and can be dealt with aside for classes, extracurriculars, meals, sleep
more than pass. The program, which at the moment is not time of day.This seems to work extremely well as such. and the like, you know exactly the time you
IHUM is problematic in another way: it conducted like an introductory class, needs — I am alerted on the calendar application on Yet most of the things that are left — study- have to play with. Any given Sunday, you im-
doesn’t reflect what the humanities value. to become one. Students don’t enjoy the for- my iPhone as soon as I need to get off my butt ing for that midterm,writing a research propos- mediately realize the worth of the hour be-
The humanities’ greatest strength is open- giveness given in most introductory classes, and head somewhere. It is simple and clean. al, reviewing that thing in lecture and fleshing tween your lunch and your class every day that
ness, the possible validity of every interpre- especially when it comes to grades. Students But deadlines are not as easy to plan our day out that great business idea — come to define week. By squeezing the crevices of time for
tation. Yet the program is about reception, are expected to perform to a standard that around. Let’s look at the options we currently the Stanford academic experience. These are their worth,work splits up into chunks and long
not creation. isn’t made clear, and they’re given precious have: tasks that have real relevance to the richness of periods naturally. It immediately becomes ap-
From my own experience and what I can little guidance on how to better their efforts. We could somehow mark off a block of time our intellectual lives here.Yet ironically,despite parent what you can and cannot do.You know
gather from my classmates’ testimony, That’s central to the problem: IHUM should on our calendar as a period to get something (and perhaps because) of their inherent dimen- when you must work like a dog and when you
IHUM is centered more around receiving be about helping, not humbling. done. This works really well for many tasks — sion and scope, they are the least-defined parts can relax. All the mottos we were ever given
knowledge from professors than discussing What IHUM fails most aren’t the stu- for example, we tell ourselves, “I will get gro- of our schedules. about time management seem to point toward
and independently analyzing texts. From dents, but the departments in the humani- ceries after dinner” — and that’s pretty much What seems to be the answer? Split the work this extra dimension!
the instant students walk into section, the ties. It manages to dissuade students in great it. This seems to work for meaningless errands up into manageable chunks? Learn how to say The accounting of time with respect to our
assumption is that students need to be numbers from taking more classes in the hu- — things that you plan for and get out of your no more easily? Be more organized? Work like tasks arms us with the tools we need to make in-
taught the right answer. Students are treat- manities for fear of having another hellish way. a dog regardless? All these seem to be said to us formed decisions about our weeks, our months
ed as empty vessels, like they are inherently experience. The departments should take We could also make a daily routine to chip at different parts of our academic experience, and our years to come at Stanford. Perhaps in
lacking. Students are not active in their own charge of IHUM and try to improve the over- off tasks that we do regularly — taking a show- from middle school on. another decade, we’ll be ready for a couple
education. Elsewhere in the humanities, val- all experience. er, working out, getting breakfast, the usual. Yet I think that the core of the issue is simple more dimensions.
orizing one perspective over another is a Many have extended this idea to put in month- accounting. And no, keeping a list of things to
sin.The humanities are about giving voice to Want to chat about The Daily’s new freshman ly reminders in their calendars to do their laun- do is not accounting. It is enumerating.The lat- To tell Aaditya to stop procrastinating by looking
ideas and dissecting them, not receiving the column? E-mail David at dry, check their University balance, cut their ter holds all its tasks to a false equivalence be- up theories about time management, e-mail him
gospel from pontificators.Yet in section, the dsnelson@stanford.edu. hair — the list goes on and on. Most of these tween its contents that is usually totally untrue. at ashidham@stanford.edu.
The Stanford Daily Monday, November 1, 2010 ! 5

SPORTS
CROSS COUNTRY WINS PAC-10 Daniel
Bohm
By ZACH ZIMMERMAN knew we had a shot. But ultimately it would Olson and Riley Sullivan finished in 11th On My Mind
DESK EDITOR come down to finishing strong in the last mile of and 15th, respectively, adding to the ninth-
the race. Even after everyone had finished, we place finish of surprise star Miles Unterrein-
For the first time in five years, Stanford has didn’t know who had won until they announced er and the 10th-place performance of J.T.

Stanford is
cemented itself as the center for Pac-10 dis- the scores.” Sullivan.
tance running.On Saturday,the No.1 men’s and Stanford also received scoring performanc- “Our entire second pack of guys really ran a
No. 9 women’s cross country teams won their es from junior Georgia Griffin and Alex Gits,as smart race and that is what ultimately won the
respective races in Seattle at the Pac-10 Cham- well as strong finishes from sophomore Alex meet for us,” Heath said.“I think there are some

missing a
pionships, bringing both conference titles back Dunne and redshirt junior Madeline Duhon. other teams out there with some good depth,but
to the Farm. Gits,a senior who finished in 26th,discussed the I think there are very few that can match up with
The women were up first in the 6,000-meter implications of this meet for the remaining our depth if we continue to make strides as a team
race on a rainy day in Washington. Though races of the season. like this weekend.”
ranked in the top 10 nationally, the Cardinal’s “We now more than ever have a huge target With all seven runners inside the top 15,Stan-
chances at victory appeared low as it was set to
face No. 2 Oregon, No. 6 Arizona and No. 20
Washington, the defending champion.
Although the Ducks took the individual
on our backs,” she said. “The Pac-10 is just as
competitive as the larger upcoming races, so we
know now, going in, we have to repeat our per-
formances or better them to see the same re-
ford easily won with just 25 total points.No.3 Ore-
gon finished in a distant second with 56 points,fol-
lowed by No.22 Cal in third with 86.The champi-
onship marked the men’s first since 2005.
sports bar
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title, Stanford showcased its depth. A second- sults.” Up next for the Stanford men and women
place finish from sophomore Kathy Kroeger, a In the 8,000-meter men’s race, there was are the NCAA West Regionals, which take o Stanford blew out
fifth-place result from redshirt junior Stephanie never any doubt once the gun sounded that Stan- place in Eugene, Ore., on Nov. 13. Washington. It was prob-
Marcy and an eighth-place finish by freshman ford would take home the title. While the Cardinal will undoubtedly turn its ably the Cardinal’s most
Jessica Tonn managed to squeak out a victory. The Cardinal was once again led by the Big sights toward the final meets of the year, mem- impressive performance
The Cardinal squad was the only team to place Three,a trio comprised of veteran runners Elliott bers of the cross country program can enjoy the of the season. The much-
three runners in the top 10 as it clinched its first Heath, Jake Riley and Chris Derrick. While experience of being the last champions in the maligned defense was stout, the
Pac-10 title since 2007. Heath crossed the finish line in first place with a current version of the Pac-10. most overrated player in the coun-
Stanford finished with 62 points, the highest time of 23:00.46, his individual conference title “Seeing as this is the last one there will ever try, Jake Locker, was held in check
total by a conference champion since 1989. In was all but a technicality, as Riley and Derrick be, it feels really good that it went to Stanford,” and Stanford committed to the run
an extremely tight race,Arizona placed second finished with virtually identical scores of 23:00.57 Jake Riley said. “It’s a testament to the hard and shoved it down the Huskies’
with 65 points, and Oregon and Washington and 23:00.59,respectively. work we’ve been putting in all season, and it’s throats all day.
tied for third with 68.With the top four teams all “The major goal of this program is to win great to have something to show for it.” That is my analysis of the game.
within six points of each other, Saturday’s race championships,” Derrick said, “so when we go “It is such an unbelievable feeling,” Gits Now, on to my experience of
was the closest conference championship in out there and accomplish that, it always feels added. “I remember my freshman year being watching the game. As many of you
Pac-10 history. good.” overjoyed to be part of a program that wins know, the Stanford game coincided
“Our goal going into the race was to win,but Possibly more impressive than the finish of the championships,and it is such a joy for the rest of with Game 3 of the World Series,
SIMON WARBY/The Stanford Daily
we knew it would be a really tough, really close top three were the performances of the Cardi- our competitors to know,once again,they can’t and, like many sports fans, I wanted
Jacob Riley, Elliott Heath and Chris Derrick finished to watch both. When you live at
race,” Kroeger said, after finishing with a time nal’s secondary runners. Without veterans Ben- keep Stanford out of the equation.”
1-2-3, within heartbeats of one another, at Satur- of 19:49.43.“At a couple points during the race, jamin Johnson and Brendan Gregg, Stanford Stanford, that basically means you
day’s race in Seattle, bringing the men’s cross coun- they announced current team scores, and we needed to receive stellar runs from Riley Sullivan Contact Zach Zimmerman at zachz@stanford. have one option — go to The Old
try Pac-10 conference title back to the Farm. were consistently among the top teams, so we and Erik Olson.The two did not disappoint. edu. Pro.
I have been to The Old Pro
more times than I’d care to admit,
and I’m sure I’ll be there plenty
VOLLEYBALL TAKES MEN’S SOCCER more, but it took until yesterday
for me to realize that it was more
out of necessity than anything else.
STRAIGHT SWEEPS Card blanks Oregon I showed up about two hours
before either game started only to
find out it cost $30 just to get in!

State on Senior Day


By KATHERINE KNOX There was a $10 cover charge and
CONTRIBUTING WRITER $20 that was good for food or drink
credit. If you didn’t have $30 (cash
The No. 4 Stanford women’s volleyball team (18-2, only), you weren’t getting in. If you
9-2 Pac-10) bounced back from a tough loss last week- didn’t want to eat, too bad, you
end with consecutive sweeps of No. 18 Oregon (16-7, 4- By MILES BENNETT-SMITH was able to hold down the Beaver at- were paying 30 fucking dollars.
7) and Oregon State (8-17, 1-10) to open up the second CONTRIBUTING WRITER tack, preserving the shutout for Stan- And this is supposed to be a col-
half of conference play. ford. lege town. Deplorable.
Sophomore setter Karissa Cook made her return The men’s soccer team closed out Dodson could not, however, keep a Once you got in, it wasn’t as if
debut in Eugene Friday night to help bring down the its home season in style on Sunday, clean sheet Friday night against Wash- they were cutting you deals. $14 for
Ducks in straight sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22. The return to celebrating Senior Day with a decisive ington (9-5-1, 3-4-0) in what would be a small pitcher of Bud Light. The
a 6-2 setting offense allowed senior setter/opposite 3-0 victory over Oregon State.The tri- the Cardinal’s third straight 1-0 loss pitcher held about 3.5 beers. To put
Cassidy Lichtman to resume her utility role. Lichtman umph helped ease some of the pain of and its seventh loss by one goal. that in perspective, you can get a 24-
picked up 20 assists, Friday night’s heartbreaking 1-0 loss The Cardinal came out strong pack of Bud Light at Safeway for
five digs and five
kills in three sets.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL to Washington in the rain, a defeat
that likely ended Stanford’s postsea-
against a physical Washington team
that had taken the first matchup of the
about that much. Eight chicken
wings cost $12. What happened to a
Oregon setter 10/31 at Oregon State son hopes. season, 2-0 at home. sports bar being a utilitarian com-
Lauren Plum The weekend results pushed the Stanford caught a huge break in munity spot? Where are the
worked for 32 assists, W 3-0 Cardinal’s record to 8-9-0 on the year the 10th minute when Washington’s peanuts? Deals? Instead, at night
splitting the offense and 4-5-0 in the Pac-10, with its final Taylor Mueller was given a red card there is just some guy whose sole
between sophomore regular season game against rival Cal- and ejected from the match, leaving job it is to yell at you to keep walk-
outside hitters Kat UP NEXT ifornia on Nov. 11. the Huskies to play 80 minutes with 10 ing. How dare you actually TALK
Fischer and Alaina Oregon State (6-8-0, 1-6-0 Pac-10) men. to your friends? Shame.
Bergsma and senior
opposite Heather
UCLA offered little resistance during Sun-
day’s game in front of a small crowd at
Stanford sent attackers forward all
night long in the rain and forced
There was one good thing about
the ridiculous prices. My friends
Meyers. Meyers, who (6-15, 0-11 Pac-10) Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. Stanford Washington into a defensive shell for and I were expecting the place to
has been a primary 11/5 Maples Pavilion came out playing some of its most re- most of the night. The Cardinal out- be a mob scene given the bevy of
hitter for the Ducks laxed and fluid soccer of the season, shot the Huskies 12-3 in the second sporting events on Saturday, but it
7 P.M.
since her freshman which redshirt junior Garrett Gunther half, and senior defenders Cameron never got too full. I’m fairly certain
year, was held to a GAME NOTES: Stanford kept pace in the attributed to the new starting lineup. Lamming and Bobby Warshaw com- that even the posh people of Palo
.115 hitting percent- Pac-10 race with sweeps over both “It was really easy for us, because bined for nine shots. But Husky goal- Alto were scared away by the ab-
age on the night, but Oregon schools last weekend. It faces we’ve played together for so long,” keeper Richey Spencer made several solutely egregious door price. And
still brought Ore- rematches with the Southern Califor- Gunther said.“We are really comfort- key saves to keep Washington alive, of course, there were almost no
gon’s hitting per- nia schools starting on Friday night. able with each other, and we know and Stanford began to press a little students. (How dare a sports bar in
centage up to .078. Earlier in the season, the Card split its each other’s tendencies and weak- too hard as time wound down. a college town cater to college stu-
Low hitting per- road trip to USC and UCLA, beating nesses, so that just makes everything In the 84th minute, the Cardinal dents? That would be something!)
centages character- the Trojans, 3-1, before falling 3-2 to simpler.” was caught with too many men in I guess I shouldn’t really be sur-
ized the Oregon of- the Bruins. Head coach Bret Simon started all front of the ball, and Washington prised by any of this. The Old Pro,
fense in the first set. six players from the class of 2011, as made it count. Two Husky attackers which may be my favorite bar in
The Ducks called a time out after stringing together well as redshirt senior Thiago Sa combined to lead the break, and a per- Palo Alto (which is like being the
three consecutive hitting errors and posted a fourth Freire, and remarkably, each was fectly played through-ball left Dod- smartest kid at Cal — not very dif-
upon returning to the court to put Stanford up 18-12. more or less in his natural position. son helpless as senior Matt Van ficult), has always been identity-
The Cardinal gained an early lead in the second and The Cardinal wasted little time Houten scored his fifth goal of the less and pricey. I think it’s sup-
maintained it throughout the set, as senior libero Gabi taking the lead, as the team came out season, three of which have come posed to be a sports bar — all the
Ailes served out two four-point stretches to give Stan- firing and broke through in the fifth against the Cardinal. TVs, the mechanical bull and the
ford its lead. Defense by Ailes, Cook and senior outside minute. Senior defender Ryan “The biggest thing we took away pennants on the wall seem to sug-
hitter Alix Klineman was supplemented by an unbeat- Thomas’s corner kick fell to senior de- from the game was that we have to ex- gest that — but come 10 p.m. or so,
able block. Freshman middle blocker Carly Wopat col- fender Shaun Culver in the middle of ecute on our chances,” Gunther said. hip-hop music starts blaring over
lected 8 blocks on the match. the box, and Culver left the ball off for “It’s kind of the story of our season. the televisions for people to dance
Oregon took the lead at 21-20 in the third set, forc- senior forward Dominique Yayhavi. We never have played a game this . . . at a bar without a dance floor.
ing Stanford head coach John Dunning to call his first Yayhavi, Stanford’s leading scorer, year where we thought we played par- But people are still going to go to
and only timeout of the match. Cook proceeded to rat- finished the play and tallied his sixth ticularly poorly, but we lost a lot of The Old Pro. It will be packed on
tle off four serves before Klineman put down a kill to SIMON WARBY/The Stanford Daily goal of the season. games when we didn’t finish.” most every weekend night, because
end the match. It was only 10 minutes later that After the loss, Simon said there there isn’t a viable alternative in the
Sophomore Hayley Spelman aided No. 4 women’s the Cardinal added to its lead with a wasn’t much he could tell the team. area. The Dutch Goose, Oasis, Nut
Early offensive frustration yielded 28 total hitting
errors from the Ducks to the minimal 10 errors posted volleyball in sweeping both Oregon and Oregon surprising blast from Thomas. Gun- “There’s not a whole lot you can House and Rosatti’s are all much
by Stanford. Because Oregon had difficulty siding out State over the weekend, following last weekend’s ther played a short ball off another say after a game like that. I thanked better sports bar environments but
first-strike, the team ended up taking a full 29 swings heartbreaking loss to California. corner kick that found Thomas in a lit- them for working hard and said we lack the television capacity of The
more than the Cardinal, who still strung together only tle space on the right side, and the de- just weren’t good enough that night,” Old Pro. If I’m forgetting some-
four fewer kills than the Ducks on the match. call a timeout.A pair of kills from freshman outside hit- fender hit a sharply driven ball he said. place, please do enlighten me.
With Ailes gathering 23 digs in three sets, Stanford’s ter Rachel Williams and Klineman allowed Stanford to through a crowd in front of the goal. “We had a lot of chances, and we On campus, you can watch a sin-
defense pushed back the Oregon offense, creating op- pull ahead and take the set 25-21. Goalie Steve Spangler could not get didn’t finish them, and I thought our gle game at the CoHo, the Tree-
portunities to force hitting errors. In addition to having The Beavers continued to spread the offense be- to it, and a sliding attempt by an Ore- movement with the ball wasn’t that house and even Old Union, but
already broken records for average digs per set, season tween Saxton, Dre Shaw, and Ashley Eneliko in the gon State defender was too late as crisp. If you leave the game hanging again, they don’t give the opportu-
digs and career digs for the Stanford volleyball pro- third, but the setters pushed sets out to Sawatzky dur- Thomas scored his second career goal. like that, it can sometimes be snatched nity to watch two games at once.
gram, Ailes has picked 1,955 digs to date after totaling ing crucial points in the set. While Sawatzky delivered Sophomore Dersu Abolfathi away.” Some people might say I am asking
41 for the weekend. 14 kills on the match, the Beaver offense was held to a capped the afternoon’s scoring late in The loss likely ensured that Stan- too much to have a decent sports
After a day of rest in Eugene, the Card headed .127 hitting percentage as Ailes picked up 18 more digs the first half, as he found himself wide ford will miss the postseason for the bar at Stanford, but I doubt there
north to Corvallis yesterday morning for a Halloween and the Card put down nine blocks. open in front of the goal only to whiff eighth time in nine years. Even with a are many, if any, college campuses
battle against a spirited orange-and-black OSU crowd Cook and Lichtman each put up 19 assists, enabling on the shot, before gathering himself win in its final game, the Card would in America that have such a putrid
of 850 fans. Klineman, Lichtman and Williams to get 31 combined and slotting his second attempt past only reach a .500 record, which would selection of places to watch games.
Stanford took an early lead in the first set that was kills in the three sets. Led by Klineman, who continues the keeper. probably not be enough to secure an So like it or not, The Old Pro has
quickly squandered with a service error, two attack er- to top the conference charts for kills earned and points Stanford maintained possession at-large bid to the NCAA Tourna- a monopoly. Hopefully it will stop
rors and a reception error.A block by junior Stephanie earned, the Card continues to lead the nation in team for most of the first half, dominating ment field of 48 teams. abusing that privilege, or maybe
Browne and sophomore Hayley Spelman gave the hitting percentage. Oregon State in almost every aspect However, a game against rival Cal some entrepreneurial type will
Card the boost to force nine hitting errors out of the Stanford remains second to Cal in the conference as of the game. Even though the Beavers still remains after the upcoming bye step up and create some competi-
Beavers in the first, yielding a swift 25-17 win. it continues the quest for its fifth consecutive Pac-10 came out with a bit more energy in the weekend. The Cardinal will look to tion — because my salary at The
Timely kills by Beaver outside hitters Jill Sawatzky title. second half, the Cardinal was still the play the role of spoiler against the Pac- Daily doesn’t support $30 covers.
and Camille Saxton matched six attack errors by the The team returns to Maples Pavilion next weekend stronger side. Redshirt freshman 10 leader and send the senior class off
Cardinal early in the second to keep OSU in contention to host UCLA at on Friday at 7 p.m. on Friday and goalie Jason Dodson made a few im- with a win on Nov. 11 in Berkeley. Despite five years at Stanford, Daniel
throughout the set.The Beavers held four leads mid-set Southern California on Sunday at 1 p.m. pressive saves before being replaced Bohm hasn’t realized that Palo Alto isn’t
until a service error by setter Megan McBride and an- by fellow redshirt freshman Galen Contact Miles Bennett-Smith at miles- really considered a college town. Dispel
other block by Browne and Spelman forced OSU to Contact Katherine Knox at kknox12@stanford.edu. Perkins in the 75th minute. Perkins bs@stanford.edu. his delusions at bohmd@stanford.edu.
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