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The Stanford Daily

TUESDAY November 8, 2011

An Independent Publication

Volume 240 Issue 33

Palo Alto goes to the polls

City votes today on Measures D and E, binding arbitration and compost facility
By JORDAN SHAPIRO Palo Alto citizens will vote today not on national, state or local officials, but on two community issues that have inspired similar amounts of political debate. Measures D and E will take center stage on the Palo Alto ballot, after a recent decision by the local legislature to move city council elections to even numbered years to save money. Measure D would repeal the use of a third-party arbitrator to settle disputes between public safety workers and management. Measure E would un-dedicate 10 of Byxbee Parks 127 acres, with the hopes of building a compost facility on the land to process sewage and food waste. The debate surrounding Measure D is centered on the citys ability to control matters such as pensions and benefits for workers. While an arbitrator has historically been used to ensure appropriate treatment of the citys public safety workers, particularly firemen, proponents of Measure D argue that this value will still be upheld without reaching out to a third party.

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Palo Alto voters will take to the polls today to decide on Measures D and E. Absentee ballot numbers, with 8,000 submitted before the weekend, suggest strong voter turnout, according to former Palo Alto mayor Peter Drekmeier.

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Stanford,Palo Alto pipeline includes salvaged pipe

By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) documents have shown that a gas transmission line running through Stanfords campus and Palo Alto contains at least 22 feet of salvaged pipe dating back to 1947. The announcement touched a nerve following the Sept. 2011 San Bruno incident that killed eight people when a 30-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline on Line 132 owned by PG&E exploded out of the ground in flames. California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) lawyers accused PG&E in an Oct. 19 filing of knowing about faulty seams dating back to 1948 and practicing reckless use of salvaged, reused pipe. In an Oct. 20 response to CPUCs filing, PG&E confirmed that the 22 feet of salvaged pipe does date back to 1947. The company said it would be hydro-testing this section of pipe this year. The exact amount of reused and salvaged pipe is difficult to determine based on the series of documents recording the companys renovations over the past half-century. A Jan. 1, 1957, construction drawing indicated that Line 132, the same pipeline as the San Bruno incident, was relocated along Page Mill Road between Junipero Serra Boulevard and El Camino Real. Transmission pipe was salvaged from the relocation,but its next use remains unclear, along with whether salvaged pipe was reconditioned before use in several cases. The documents suggest that most salvaged and reused pipe was used on Lines 131 and 132, near Morgan Hill and San Bruno.The Morgan Hill pipe,however,was taken out of commission in 1970, and its pipe was sal-

Med School unveils CAP Network

Professional networking site fosters research collaboration
By SHELLEY XU Stanfords School of Medicine expanded its social networking this fall and launched the Community Academic Profiles Network (CAP Network), a private, internal social-networking service designed specifically for the medical community at Stanford, including students, faculty and staff members. The recent launch of CAP Network has integrated the already running profile system, Community Academic Profiles, with a social networking platform. According to Michael Halaas, chief technology officer at the Information Resources & Technology (IRT) Web and Systems Engineering Department, CAP Network includes profiles with everything from an individuals photo and contact information to a listing of his or her publications and work experience. On a more interactive level, CAP Network users can post statuses and form groups. The reason why were in this experiment is because we look at the world around us and we see how social network technologies are changing, said Henry Lowe, senior associate dean for IRT. And we see huge potential in an academic setting for enhancing collaboration and communication across the community.

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Breakthrough in cancer research

Relatives breast cancer gene may not put women at higher risk
By MELODY WONG According to a recent Stanford study, simply being a close relative of a woman with a genetic mutation of the BRCA gene does not place a woman at a higher risk for getting breast cancer. This new research, published last Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, contradicts the findings of a 2007 study that claimed otherwise, suggesting women with a family history of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation were more likely to develop breast cancer than the average woman, even if they tested negative for the mutation. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among females in the United States, with roughly 230,000 new diagnoses of invasive breast cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men,on the other hand,have a one in 1,000 risk of developing breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. According to, while predicted deaths caused by breast cancer have declined since 1999 by 2 percent, this trend has only been seen in

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San Mateo County supervisors voted 4-1 last Tuesday to postpone their decision on Stanfords proposal to repair a portion of the Alpine Trail, asking the University to study alternatives.


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San Mateo postpones Alpine Trail decision once again

By ILEANA NAJARRO San Mateo County supervisors voted 4-1 last Tuesday to postpone the decision of whether to accept Stanfords proposal to repair a portion of the Alpine Trail, opting instead to ask Stanford to consider three additional alternatives and conduct an environmental review before the next board meeting on Dec. 13. If the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors does not accept Stanfords $10.4 million offer toward renovation of the trail by Dec. 31, then the money will to go to Santa Clara County for recreational facilities. San Mateo Board Supervisor Carole Groom said the topic will not be discussed further until Dec. 13 because Stanford must prepare to assess the three alternatives proposed at last weeks meeting, which would bring the total number of alternatives studied by the University in its proposal to six. San Mateo County has declined Stanfords offer twice before, and the debate about whether the offer should be accepted and how the funds would be used dates back to 2006. Its a really complex, long-standing, three-party issue, and it has been going on for a long time, Groom said. Supervisors have come and gone in both San Mateo County and Santa Clara County, so there have been different ideas and different perspectives. The three additional options that Stanford will prepare to look into are ending the trail at Piers Lane, where there is already an existing and damaged trail; having the trail cross over Alpine Road and hug the other side, then cross back over at the end of Weekend Acres; and building a trail cross-


Journalist talks climate,politics

By JULIA ENTHOVEN In a presentation titled Climate Change and the 2012 Election:The New Wedge Issue? Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin remarked Monday that she used to believe that the environment held little political weight. I actually think this is a really interesting moment, she said,It is a moment that is challenging a position Ive held for a long time, which is that the environment doesnt play a role in elections. Eilperin spoke Monday to an audience of around 50 about the intersection of environmentalism and politics in a forum hosted by the Woods Institute for the Environment in the Hartley Conference Center. She particularly touched on climate change denial by current Republican presidential candidates. As an author, journalist and academic, Eilperin has become an expert in environmental policy. During her first year as a journalist

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One unique feature of CAP Network is what is called similarity matching, in which the network analyzes the publications of one member and produces the top 10 people on CAP Network with similar publications in order to facilitate collaboration on anything from research projects to presentations. Additionally, users can form private groups to upload documents and share images and websites. The ultimate goal, according to administrators, is for CAP Network to foster more collaboration. This is a platform that allows for very rapid, very transparent collaborating, Halaas said. The hope is that it provides collaboration in new ways . . . and through that we further our science and patient care. The initial response to CAP Networks launch has been mostly positive. According to Lowe, there are now 10,000 profiles on the network. Following this trend, the main

objective for the foreseeable future will be to raise awareness of the network, according to Halaas. We intentionally wanted to get something in a reasonably fast framework, get it out in the community and then hear what the community wants and go from there, Halaas said. Lowe noted certain expectations for use of the network. We anticipate lots of things that happen on email now will happen on this platform, he said. For now, CAP Network includes only Stanford community members, with the recent addition of staff members. But expansion is a possibility, Lowe said. Our goal is to incrementally expand the community that participates in CAP,Lowe said.He added that he likes to see more of the larger University community collaborating. The network has many possibilities for expanded use, including increased ties with Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Though the hospital has already used the profile portion of CAP to help find doctors, the network may lead to increased use. Were definitely looking at high-risk families. These findings put a lot of concerns to rest,said Dr. Allison Kurian, assistant professor of medicine in oncology and health research and policy at Stanford Medical Center and author of the study. Kurian studies breast cancer risks and prevention at the Stanford Medical Center. Shortly after the publication of the unsettling 2007 paper, Kurian and her team put together an experiment to challenge the claims. They studied more than 3,000 families with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations from the United States, Canada and Australia and compared breast cancer rates between a control group of non-carriers of the BRCA mutation who had a first-degree relative with breast cancer and carriers of the mutated gene with first-degree relatives with breast cancer. From this data, the study concluded that if a woman tests negative for a BRCA mutation in her family, she does not have a significantly elevated risk of developing breast cancer. While both studies compared the risk of developing breast cancer in families with a history of the BCRA mutation, the study released in 2007 analyzed 277 British families with the BRCA mutation. Kurian said she believed that the discrepancy between the two studies could be attributed to the fact that women in the first study were screened more often for breast cancer, and as such, more cases were found. Contact Melody Wong at mwong15

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adapting and integrating it, said Chris Furmanski, director of marketing technology and innovation at the hospital. Creating CAP Network was a process that took many months, according to Halaas and Lowe. The team behind the network partnered with for much of the technology and integrated tightly with CAP itself for many of the social

networking features. Hammering out privacy agreements also took time, according to Halaas. Weve gone to extensive lengths to ensure security and privacy, Halaas said.Every user has control over where their information goes. We spent a great deal of time. We have very rigorous agreements that it remains entirely in our control and that ternative wording that would be satisfactory to both parties, Horton said. Utz said that if the county were likely to get an extension on the final decision, these additional three propositions would have to change. Strongly voiced positions by community residents on both sides directly affected by the current trail have contributed to drawing out the debate. This is not one where you can make a decision and make everybody happy, Horton said. The communities of Ledara and Portola Valley support the decision to accept the offer, while residents of Stanford Weekend Acres represent the opposition. Chris Rubin, a resident of Stanford Weekend Acres, said that not all of his community is actually in opposition. I think theres a select few members from Stanford Weekend Acres who are extremely vocal in their opinions against the trail, and I think that the Board of Supervisors is trying to accommodate those people, Rubin said. But unfortunately Im not convinced that its necessarily representative of the majority of people it would bene-

it meets all the security standards that are required. Regardless of what form the network takes in the future,it has already made an impact. Ive been piloting it in my department for about six months, and now I couldnt live without it, Halaas said. Contact Shelley Xu at fit. Both sides use safety as a major consideration in defending their position. For Stanford Weekend Acres residents like Sarah DiBoise, much of the concern is related to entry and exit into the community. I understand there are issues about safety on the ingress and egress from Weekend Acres onto Alpine Road, and that is a busy road and those are legitimate concerns, DiBoise said. I think thats part of why the trail is so unsafe today. Both Rubin and DiBoise said that even the overall current condition of the trail needs attention.According to DiBoise, the trail is barely navigable on foot, forcing walkers to stick close to bushes and putting them at risk of on-coming traffic. For Rubin, who bikes to work every day, the trails current state poses a great risk, as the trail is even less suitable for bikes. I think it would be a wonderful resource for the whole community if we could have a continuous trail that went from Menlo Park all the way into Portola Valley and it was safe, DiBoise said. Contact Ileana Najarro at inajarro


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women over the age of 50. On average, 40,000 women die from breast cancer each year. The average woman in the United States has a 12 percent chance of developing invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, meaning one in every eight women in the United States will be affected by breast cancer, according to While about five to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are genetic, most of these are caused by abnormalities in the BRCA genes.Women with these mutations have up to an 80 percent increased chance of developing breast cancer, and as such, must take necessary precautions. Several options involve intensive annual screenings at an earlier age, taking the drug tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer or even undergoing a double mastectomy to diminish the risk before cancer can develop. However, most women discover the mutation after they have been diagnosed with cancer. Close female relatives may choose to test for the mutation if someone in their family has tested positive. The 2007 study, published in the Journal of Medical Genetics, proposed that women who did not have the mutation but whose mother or sister did had up to a five-fold higher risk of developing breast cancer. As expected, these findings caused some anxiety among oncologists and patients. As a result, the recent discovery brings great comfort to women from


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ing over Alpine Road, which would go over the hill and then cross back, according to medical school professor Dr. P.J. Utz, who attended the meeting. Supervisor David Pine proposed the three additional alternatives. If the offer is accepted and the position of the trail falls within unincorporated San Mateo County land and other plots designated in the original agreement between Santa Clara County and Stanford, the University will fund the reviews. If, however, the land chosen is different from the original agreement, San Mateo County will pay for the environmental review and outside expert analysis, giving the county full control of the study. Larry Horton, Stanford senior associate vice president and director of government and community relations, said that Stanford will be preparing as well as it can until the next board meeting, since the exact locations of the new options have not yet been identified. We would have to agree on al-


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My opinion is that we absolutely need Measure D that city council needs to be able to control the costs, said Councilman Greg Scharff. Measure D is absolutely vital to the community . . . It would create a more harmonious relationship between the fire department and the city. Scharff said he believes that binding arbitration in the city charter causes more harm than good, and that Palo Alto would benefit greatly if Measure D passes. He estimated the total funding tally of Measure D supporters at $20,000, compared to an estimated $70,000 to $80,000 funded by opponents of the measure. The No on Dcommittee writes on its website that the city council should reform binding arbitration rather than repeal it. The issue of binding arbitration has the potential to influence Stanfords funds as well, some of which are allocated to payroll and equipment costs for firefighters. The debate over Measure E has been equally lively. Measure E provides a great opportunity, said former Palo Alto mayor Peter Drekmeier.It doesnt commit the city to building a facility. It doesnt determine what technology would be used. But it allows us to take the next step, which is a thorough study of the different possibilities. Drekmeier explained that wet anaerobic digestion has the potential to save billions of dollars, gener-

ate renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gases. The Palo Alto Green Energy and Compost Initiative has spent the past few days distributing a flyer to voters, clarifying benefits of Measure E. Proponents of Measure E have raised just under $30,000, according to Drekmeier. Its premature to take parkland when you dont know whats going to go on it, said former city councilwoman Emily Renzel. You dont go and un-dedicate parkland for future studies . . . We dont know the impacts of it. We dont know the costs of it. We dont know the feasibility of it. Every voter household in Palo Alto has received a flyer warning of the potential difficulties of Measure E, according to Renzel. She reported that the Committee for No on Measure E raised just over $17,000, none of which was donated by developers. With these two issues on the ballot, even without city council elections, Palo Alto might still see a large voter turnout. Out of the 71 percent of voting citizens who arrange for absentee ballots, 8,000 were reported to have turned in their ballots before the weekend, according to Drekmeier and Renzel. There are only two items on the ballot, Measure D and Measure E, and if people feel interested enough in one or both of those issues, theyll vote. Otherwise, it will be a lower voter turnout, Drekmeier said. But the absentee, the vote-by-mail turnout, has really been quite high, so that suggests that there is interest. Contact Jordan Shapiro at


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vaged and reused in Milpitas. On Friday, PG&E announced that it found a leak during hydrotesting of pipe near Palo Alto. The company did not clarify whether the leak is located in the reused section

of the pipeline. On Sunday, a pipeline in Woodside, Calif., burst while PG&E was conducting hydro-testing in the region. The section of pipe that ruptured was on Line 132. No injuries were reported, while one vehicle was damaged by the spray of dirt and rocks resulting from the rupture.
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the tall tree. The region became known as Palo Alto, where the Stanford family would eventually settle on a farm. After Leland Stanford Jr. died in 1884, his parents dedicated the rest of the decade to planning and building Stanford University on their farm.When the campus hosted its first students in 1891, six families lived in Palo Alto. That quickly changed. Palo Alto became a college town for the University, attracting campus workers, professors and investors from San Francisco. The Stanfords embedded a rendition of El Palo Alto in the Stanford crest, making it a symbol for the University. Stanford and El Palo Alto Park, then, serve to commemorate Californias oldest living landmark, according to a 1999 Palo Alto city managers report. Addressing traditions regarding the tree, It depends who you ask, Staiger said. A lot of people dont know the tree even exists. In the past, students held a yearly class contest to see who could place the class flag at the top of the tree, the city managers report stated. However, in 1909, because a student became stuck in the tree, this annual tradition ended and the tree lost a significant part of its role in Stanford culture until the Bands mascot emerged. The Tree, inspired by El Palo Alto, debuted in a 1975 halftime show. The Tree gained popularity and made several appearances in other field shows. Eventually, it became a regular, and the Band adopted the Tree as its official mascot. It should not be confused, though, with Stanford Universitys official mascot, Cardinal. But why are they different? In 1930, the Indians became the Universitys mas-

etween the Bands synchronized instrumental swing and the Dollies dance routine at a football game, the Tree stands out. It looks like a toy Christmas tree, but has two eyes and a toothy grin attached to its leaves. Its trunk jumps and twirls as Michael Samuels 12, the man inside, rocks out to tunes. The Bands Tree, a relatively recent invention, is famous for its appearance, irreverence and status as Stanfords unofficial mascot and as an icon of Stanford culture. However, the source of this mascot goes back to the 18th century and a 110foot redwood named El Palo Alto. The redwood is located a little over four blocks northwest of the Palo Alto Caltrain station in El Palo Alto Park, which was built in 1971. It is so tall that an observer standing on the ground next to the tree cannot see its top. Despite its size, the redwood is not as prominent as one might expect. Many trees surround the walkway around El Palo Alto Park. However, a plaque on a boulder next to the tree indicates its significance. The historical society Native Sons of the Golden West designated this plaque to commemorate the founding of the City of Palo Alto. The plaque reads, Under this Giant Redwood, the Palo Alto, November 6 to 11, 1769, camped Portola and his band on the expedition that discovered San Francisco Bay. Gaspar de Portola was the first European explorer to discover the San Francisco Bay. El Palo Alto served as a reference point to his base camp because it could be seen from miles away. To the Spaniards, it was a clear landmark because all the other trees in the area were much smaller oaks, said Steve Staiger, a Palo Alto historian. As the site of their base camp, they named the tree El Palo Alto, Spanish for

hen it comes to trees, Stanford takes the cake. Its tree community is vast, from the iconic palms along Palm Drive to the illustrious unofficial mascot. But Stanford also has dozens of edible fruit trees tucked away in nearly every corner of the Farm. According to retired chief groundskeeper Herb Fong, many of these fruit trees on campus were intended for human consumption. Fong spent 36 years planting, designing and maintaining the Stanford landscape. His long-term goal during his time at Stanford included planting as many trees and plants as possible, including fruit trees, to maintain Stanfords farm experience. Fong chose trees that were self-sustaining and wouldnt require extensive maintenance. There are a good deal of students who come from the East Coast or other parts of the world that have never seen an orange tree or an avocado tree or some of the more exotic fruits and vegetables that we have on campus, Fong said. Its kind of fun to provide an opportunity for people to experience those things. Even before Fong arrived on campus, several fruit trees were already here. Leland Stanford want-

ed to plant trees from all over the world, and Jane Stanford desired the campus to host biblical plants. Born from their wishes were a variety of trees across campus. Pomegranate trees grow in Governors Corner and in the islands of the Inner Quad. Stanfords Avocado Courtyard is by Building 120. These trees, tested by both time and squirrels, have stood for over 100 years, even after being threatened by construction in 1979. Citrus Courtyard, located in the History Corner, houses tangerine, kumquat, blood orange and lemon trees. The exotic fare includes a Buddhas hand citrus tree, which has a yellow fruit with bumpy tendrils. A strawberry tree, bearing yellow ballshaped fruits that turn red when ripe, is at the Escondido Road culde-sac across from Meyer Library. A pineapple guava bush grows behind Stern near the Munger Graduate Residences. That plant is used for hedging but provides ripe fruit in the fall. Other exotic plants on the Farm include Japanese fuyu and hachiya persimmons near Rains Houses and behind the bookstore, respectively, pomelo in the entry courtyard of Toyon Hall and tangerines by Florence Moore Hall.
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cot, a mascot ultimately deemed offensive. In 1972, 55 Native American students and staff members petitioned to have it removed. The University complied, but needed to find a new mascot. In 1978, students voted for the Robber Barons as the new mascot, but the Department of Athletics rejected the idea. Finally, in 1981, the University permanently established Cardinal as its mascot. Although the Tree is an unofficial mascot, it is inextricably tied to campus and Band culture. We think the idea of a mascot is absurd, said Band manager Ben Ditto Lasley 11. You cant see them, they cant talk, you cant even know who it is at a lot of schools.The Tree makes a mockery of everyone who takes themselves so seriously. Its an extension of the spirit of the Band. The Band and the Tree pride themselves on their spirit of irreverence, and media sources lavish attention on the Tree. Last year, Page 2 on rated the Tree the worst major college mascot. Preforming at Band Run, Foster Field, Maples Pavilion and on College GameDay, among other things, the Tree is perpetually busy. Athletic events are about half of what I do, Samuels said. Anytime Im not doing something else, Im doing something for Tree. Its going by so quickly. Its taken over my life, in a good way. Samuels will remain the Stanford Tree until the end of winter quarter. Then he will pass his legacy on to the next Tree, which will be chosen during Stanfords annual Tree Week. The boisterous, iconic mascot found on campus starkly contrasts with the stoic landmark that inspired it. As the campus continues to evolve, El Palo Alto will continue to stand, marking the years that pass ring by ring. Contact Pepito Escarce at pescarce

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The art of waiting T

he saying goes, Patience is a virtue, and for the most part, I have considered myself an exemplar of that. Im not in a hurry to become an adult (though I feel like an old lady at times), I can stand waiting for the return of True Blood and I rarely feel the need to rush anywhere (much to the chagrin of anyone Im meeting). Yet that theory has been checked, starting with my first day at Howard when I moved into The Towers. Every day it gets tested when I have to wait for my Internet to work again after it cuts out for the thousandth time, or Im sitting in a classroom waiting the mandatory 20 minutes for my professor to show up. Coming from Stanford, a place where students have panic attacks if it takes more than .03 seconds for a webpage to load, I couldnt understand how anyone at Howard remained so calm when dealing with these situations. While I was going crazy, they were just fine, unruffled by the slowness of the system. Eventually, I realized that the issue didnt just stem from my lack of patience. Yes, I wasnt as patient as I liked to believe, but the real problem was that I had been waiting the wrong way my entire life. I found this out unintentionally when my friend announced that she wanted to perform at an open mic night. The place would be packed on a Friday night, so we wanted to get things done in advance. We attempted to buy tickets beforehand, but we discovered they wouldnt be sold until that night. So we got in line well before show started at 11 p.m., waiting close to an hour to make sure we received tickets. Once inside, we waited for the show to start. When the show started, we waited for the show to get good. When the show was good, we waited for my friend to perform. However, they told her she would have to wait until next month to perform because the set list was full. Although my impatient self felt that night was a waste of time, something valuable actually happened. Back when we were stuck in the liminal space between outside and in, we met another pair of people in the same situation. My friend and I had arrived with a purpose, but this pair barely knew what they had gotten themselves into. They had just left their play rehearsal and joined the line hoping that whatever was on the other side of the wait would be worth it. So as we commiserated over our prolonged fate, we got to know the people behind us, who were more entertaining than many of the performers showcased. History has repeatedly shown that waiting long enough is great

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Waiting can make highs higher and the lows even worse.
motivation to get something done (Civil Rights Movement, Arab Spring and more). I understood why by the end of the night. We were all tired of waiting, so my friend decided to have her own impromptu open mic, new friends included. I stood in the cold listening to her sing on the street like it was a spotlighted stage in front of a packed theater. It was amazing. Our new friends then joined her on the street corner stage, belting out a rendition of Impossible from Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella that would have made a pre-crack Whitney Houston proud. The songs sounded so sweet not only because the singers were talented, but also because of the anticipation built up through the wait. Waiting can make highs higher and the lows even worse. Think of the last time you waited for something an album release, an answer to a difficult question, a (worthwhile) Facebook notification and what it felt like to finally get it.Anticipating the result can lead to unmet expectations, which sucks. But thats what waiting is: the expectation that the end result is worth your time. When waiting, most of us curse time if it stands between us and what we want. Its ingrained in our DNA to not like waiting, to wish we were moving forward, not stagnating in the same place. Waiting is not an option, but a requirement of life. We wait for things to come, to pass, to happen, anything that matters. Im still perfecting the art of waiting, but I do know that if the wrong way to wait is focusing on what youre not doing yet, then the right must be figuring out what can be done in the meantime. Camira is waiting for your email, so make sure to get one to her at

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People and fear

Its a unique combination of being lost for words, conscious of correct laughter cues, aware of how involved you are in the conversation and stressed that the others are creeped out that you might not be. In this situation, you dont want to say anything wrong. So you think about everything before you say it. And, as we all know, doing that can make anything sound weird. Ultimately, I never felt effortless or comfortable amid these girls and their conversation (or gossip and complaints, more accurately). I spent about two years of practices and matches in private fits, thinking I was toeing a thin line between insider and outsider. I then quit, joined broadcast journalism (which rocked my remaining high school career) and realized I had legitimately very little in common with most of my former teammates. I had been so self-conscious, so afraid of my social status with those girls. Why? For most people, that situation has become so normal that its taken for granted. Imagine sitting at lunch with a group of people. And no matter how beautiful it is outside, how great the food is, how friendly the people are (and even more so if theyre not),we somehow become acutely sensitive to the moment. Suddenly, everything we would normally have said outright demands a second guess. Will they get this joke? Does this comment fit? When should I say it? Now? Too late? Do I laugh now? Maybe Ill agree to everything. Is it weird Im wearing this jacket when its this nice out . . . Oh my goodness. For me, this kind of hesitancy in speech is a major alarm that some unnaturalness is going on. Internal head-games, my friend theyre unbelievably exhausting. And even in some of my closest friends, I can almost literally see thoughts marinating or speeches being mentally perfected for so long that they never get said. Then, with emotions bottled up, people either blow up at someone or resort to passive-aggressiveness two reactions that are frustratingly hard to engage with. The biggest irony is that when we lose ourselves in over-analysis of our image, we also lose the opportunity to talk for real. And at that point, what they think of us will be an artificial idea anyway. Of all the fears that sink to the pits of our stomachs and tie knots there, our fear of other people might be the most powerful one. It pervades the simplest, most every-

think people are afraid of people. It sounds weird only because we dont typically diagnose it as fear. But if we take some of our greatest ones bad first impressions, feeling out of place, being judged it all comes down to this strange, unacknowledged fear of other people. Perhaps with all the unknowns in this universe and beyond, the ones inside ourselves are the scariest. Starting in freshman year of high school, as I stood with chatty teammates in tennis skirts on the courts, I used to feel completely trapped in my own head.You know the feeling.

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People are people: imperfect,completely unique,keepers ofstories that cant be read on faces.
day moments especially the fleeting ones that seem the least important. Theres definitely an escape route, though, in making this fear useful.After all, the fear tells us exactly who were defining as important and how much were glorifying them. If we decide that were paying our worry and time to someone who deserves our precious energy, fine. (For example, if we get a bloody nose in a shark-infested ocean, fear for our lives with respect to a man-eating fish is logical.) But if we realize were putting another person and his or her random opinions on a pedestal, we might also realize how ridiculous it actually is. At this school, so many of us pursue lofty standards and achieve unimaginable accomplishments in research, government policies and public service . . . and its amazing. Yet when it comes down to our most basic relations with our peers, we still fall victim to this fear of seeming weird. Or wrong. Or offensive. Or whatever. I choose to believe in a few things that truly deserve fear, respect and deference. However, how were considered by another human person is seriously not one of them. The thought strikes so much more fear into people than it has the legitimate authority to. People are people: imperfect, completely unique, keepers of stories that cant be read on faces. So why are we so afraid of seeming otherwise? Its okay. Just do it. Just say it. Especially when hesitation hits. What will Nina think if you email her in response? It doesnt matter. (For the record, she would really love to hear that you read the column at all.) Simply address it to

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Although theyre supposed to be low-maintenance trees, they still need attention. So who takes care of them? This is where Stanford Glean comes into play. Glean is a service organization on campus that harvests the fruit. Caitlin Brown 12 and Susannah Poole 11, inspired after taking environmental earth system science professor Page Chamberlains intro-

ductory seminar Food & Community, founded the group. The picked fruit is donated to different free food stands in the Bay Area. Glean also finds and catalogues the locations of the different fruit trees using a user-edited Google Map. The current co-presidents, Tim Huang 14 and Jovel Queirolo 14, continue the founders mission. The group hosts two gleaning trips every week, one on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for seminar students, and one on Friday afternoons at 4:15 p.m. open to everyone. Part of their philosophy is to share the

fruit with everyone through their work with free food stands and with their on-campus harvesting trips. When you take the time to pick your own fruit, it tastes better. It tastes richer, Huang said. From apple trees to pineapple guava bushes, the Stanfords and groundskeepers provided this campus with a host of different edible trees. Whether students are hungry, charitable or just want a new taste of campus, the Universitys many trees are here to pick. Contact Lana Ho at

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Card loses 3-0 on Senior Day
By TORSTEIN HOSET Sundays game against UCLA saw a good number of people showing up on the crisp autumn afternoon to watch the Stanford mens soccer teams last home contest of the season. With Senior Day as a perfect backdrop for what promised to be a cracking game, the Cardinal seniors were eager to lead their team to its fifth consecutive home win against UCLA in their final outing at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. However, the Cardinal was outmatched, falling 3-0 to the Bruins. found an unmarked Victor Chavez, who had the time and space to place a cool finish past sophomore goalie Drew Hutchins. Less than a minute later,disaster struck again as a low-driven cross from Bruin midfielder Eder Arreola hit senior rightback Adoni Levine, who put the ball into his own net and gave the visitors a two-goal lead. At that point, head coach Bret Simon knew it would be difficult to get back into the game. We dug ourselves too big of a hole early in the game, Simon said.Against an experienced opponent like UCLA, you just cant do that. The Bruin powerhouse kept churning out chance after chance, showcasing their dominance and making clear to everyone why theyre ranked No. 8 in the nation. Stanford looked dangerous on a few occasions after the goals, but the Cardinal failed to pick up where it left off against San Diego State. After the break, Stanford looked more aggressive, creating a few opportunities in the opening minutes but failing to convert pressure into goals. After 57 minutes, the game was put beyond all doubt, as Bruin defender Shawn Singh scored a somewhat special goal from 30 yards out, bending an intended cross into the far upper corner. Minutes later, Stanford senior midfielder Taylor Amman got a great scoring chance on the right side after a good Cardinal attack, but the shot and subsequent rebound fizzled out and amounted to nothing. In the end, UCLA could bag a comfortable three-point victory the teams first at Cagan Stadium since 2005 thereby manifesting its position as the best team in the conference and extending its perfect conference record to 9-0. After the game, Simon was sad to see the seniors going out with such a bad loss. I am disappointed for them; we really wanted to send them off in a better manner,he said. Its a team that weve beaten the last several years here at home, and their starting 11 was virtually the same as a year ago. Sadly, they happen to be playing very well this time of year. Fridays game against San Diego State was quite a different story. The Aztecs came to Stanford looking for a win to give them a chance to climb back into contention for the NCAA Tournament. They will surely be disappointed after surprisingly being sent home with nothing but a metaphorical kick in the groin from the Cardinal, as Stanford won 4-1. We went up against a very good team with many talented players, Simon said. Im very happy with our display today. An enthusiastic Stanford team took a good quarter of an hour to settle down and start chipping away at the Aztec defense, but once the Cardinal train started rolling, it seemed unstoppable. Sophomore midfielder J.J. Koval kicked the Stanford machine into gear after 16 minutes with a beautifully curled

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Stanford was coming off a very convincing performance against San Diego State on Friday and had all the confidence and momentum in the world going into the tough matchup against the Bruins. The freshmen had their coming out party on Friday; now it was time for the seniors to shine. From the very start, however, a very impressive-looking UCLA team took control of the game and never looked back. The first half saw Stanford struggling to keep up with the Bruins tempo on the ball. After an uneventful first 13 minutes, the Bruins struck as Stanfords defense was caught out of position. A through-ball

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Freshman forward Jimmy Callinan was part of a potent freshman attack in Fridays 4-1 win over San Diego State. The Cardinal couldnt get anything going on Sunday in a 3-0 loss.

Stanford softball sweeps pair of weekend doubleheaders to complete fall season
The Stanford softball team played a very rude host to the San Francisco State and Santa Clara squads this weekend, sending both teams home disappointed after sweeping back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday saw the Cardinals offense explode against the Gators in a pair of routs, as Stanford won by scores of 15-2 and 16-1. The runs came from up and down the lineup, but the strong performances by the Cardinal in the circle were perhaps more important. Junior Teagan Gerhart and freshman Nyree White both were very sharp in their appearances, each pitching a game on Saturday and splitting duties in both games on Sunday against Santa Clara. The Broncos put up a little more resistance but were still overmatched by a potent Stanford team that returns most of its starting lineup as well as its ace, Gerhart. The Cardinal beat Santa Clara 8-0 and 6-0 on Sunday, and White allowed just two hits as senior infielder Jenna Becerra hit a home run and senior catcher/outfielder Maya Burns hit a three-run double as part of a six-run fourth inning. With the fall schedule complete, the Cardinal will have to wait until Feb. 10 to return to action as it kicks off the 2012 season at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., against Cal State-Northridge.


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The No. 4 Stanford mens water polo team maintained its fourth-place spot in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) standings with two conference wins this weekend. The Cardinal defeated Long Beach State 11-3 on Saturday and UC-Irvine 14-7 on Sunday.


Sundays game was a predictably high-scoring affair, as No. 6 UC-Irvine is third in the MPSF in goals scored but has allowed the second-most goals of any conference team. Early on, Irvine (14-10, 2-5 MPSF) looked like it would be a tough test. The Anteaters scored the first two goals of the game before a pair of goals by redshirt sophomore 2-meter Forrest Watkins tied the score at 2-2.A big second period put Stanford (16-4, 5-2) ahead, though, as it scored five goals in the frame to take a 74 halftime lead. Stanfords second-ranked de-

fense took over in the second half, turning the game into the teams second rout of the weekend.A 5-0 run in the second half put the Cardinal ahead 12-5, and the game was out of reach by then. Redshirt senior goalie Brian Pingree led the defense with 11 saves against the shot-happy Irvine team. We did a pretty good job of shot-blocking on the outside, which made it easier for Pingree, Watkins said. Senior driver Jacob Smith led the team with three goals. Redshirt senior driver Ryan Kent, junior driver Paul Rudolph, redshirt sophomore driver Austin Trinkle and Watkins followed with two goals apiece. Freshman utility Alex Bowen, redshirt sophomore driver Ian Gamble and redshirt junior driver Travis Noll added one goal each. On Saturday the Cardinal took care of No.7 Long Beach State in a game that was close for much of the first three quarters. Although the final score was a gaping 11-3, Stanford led just 4-2 at halftime. Goals by Watkins, Noll and Smith jump-started Stanford to a 3-0 lead, but a couple of second-quarter goals and an early third-quarter goal brought the 49ers within one at 4-3.

Yet again, though, a dominant defensive effort helped Stanford pull away significantly in the second half. The Cardinal went on a 7-0 run to end the game, shutting out Long Beach State for the last 15:16 of the contest. Pingree had to make only five saves because of the strong defensive play by the position players. Watkins attributed a lot of that to Long Beach States style of play. They were working the set a lot harder, so we got more rejections and steals, Watkins said. The three goals by Long Beach State are the fewest Stanford has allowed against any MPSF opponent. Bowen led the way with a hat trick, while Rudolph, senior utility Peter Sefton and Watkins had two goals apiece. Noll and Smith each added a goal. Stanford hosts two games against non-conference opponents next weekend, No. 14 Santa Clara on Saturday and No. 12 UCDavis on Sunday. A second weekend in a row with Saturday and Sunday games should help the team prepare for the MPSF Tournament. Going back-to-back is good

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Top-ranked womens soccer secures No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament, will host Montana Friday night
As was widely expected, the No. 1 Cardinal was awarded the top overall seed for the NCAA Womens Soccer Tournament on Monday and will host Montana in the first round on Friday. The Grizzlies (6-11-4) surprised Weber State in the Big Sky conference finals to earn a berth in the tournament for the first time in 11 years under first-year head coach Mark Plakorus. They will face a tough test against Stanford (19-0-1), which is playing in its 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament and has played in three consecutive College Cups, losing two straight years in the national championship game. As the host of the Stanford Regional, the Cardinal would take on the winner of Texas and South Car-

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Senior goalkeeper Brian Pingree held Long Beach State and UC-Irvine to just 10 goals total as the No. 4 Stanford mens water polo team cruised to a pair of easy victories. The Card remains in fourth place in the MPSF .

f there is one thing that is guaranteed when I devote my column to football, it is that I will get email abuse for daring to tarnish this hallowed game with my foreign ideas. True to form, I received the short yet delightfully grammatically flawed message Youreanidiot in response to last weeks thoughts on my experience of Stanford at USC. Happily, I also got a few more supportive comments, ranging from simple appreciation to convincing arguments for why Stanford will beat Oregon on Saturday, but the consistent complaints raise a question.When can I cease being an outsider and call myself a bona fide football fan? Now before we get any further, I should stress something which my haters dont seem to recognize that this is an opinion column and not a journalistically unbiased and well-researched article. Thats why I get to write about anything, and it means while you might disagree with me, thats just your opinion. I dont write this as a journalist;I write it as a general sports fan,and when it comes to college football, yes, as one of you. I cannot claim that I have, or ever will have,the sort of all-encompassing football knowledge that comes from growing up living and breathing the sport.As a consequence of my nationality,it can also never take first place in my sports passions. The first entire game I ever watched was in my mid20s, and even that was done with a healthy dose of suspicion about what seemed to me to be just rugby with pads on. But fast-forward a few years and I spent last Saturday glued to the TV first watching Stanford against Oregon State, then flipping back and forth between the top-of-the-rankings clash between LSU and Alabama and the crucial for Stanfords national title aspirations Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State game. My awareness of football history and statistics is full of gaping holes, and hardly a game goes by without confusion over at least one of the regulations though some much more qualified individuals might deserve that same accusation but my interest has been caught enough that I dragged myself down to LA for the USC game. The Stanford football team is no longer it to me; it is we,

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path.The Fighting Irish knocked off Stanford last year in the final, and the Terrapins were responsible for the only blemish on coach Paul Ratcliffes record this season, a 0-0 tie on Aug. 26. The 30th Womens College Cup will be hosted by Kennesaw State in Kennesaw, Ga. The semifinals will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, and the national championship will be played on Sunday, Dec. 4.
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olina in the second round if it can defeat Montana. In order to reach the College Cup, however, Stanford has to get past some very formidable opponents No. 2 seed Oklahoma State, defending champion Notre Dame and Maryland all potentially stand in the Cardinals


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and I certainly feel like a fan. I didnt start life following domestic soccer closely, but I remember watching my local team, Reading F.C., play and lose a crucial game in 1995 that could have elevated it to the English Premier League. Somehow, that game and the ensuing slide that soon after relegated the team further down the league system were a trigger, and somewhere in the intervening years I crossed the line between interest and devotion. I now carry my Reading F.C.membership card as one of my principle forms of ID,right next to the teams season fixture list that acts as light reading whenever I get bored. And Ive now found myself doing the same with Stanford; next to my university ID card sits the football game schedule. The Cardinal is occupying both my Saturday free time and my midweek conversations.With any interest naturally comes some sort of opinion if you like something,youll probably have a reason why and if it mat-

ters to you, its hard to say your view doesnt count.Im aware of my limitations,but I like to think the best way to learn from the more qualified fans is not just to sit back and accept whatever they tell me. Instead, it is to ask questions, both incisive and basic because if you dont know the answer there is no such thing as a dumb question and sometimes to challenge their point of view from an outsiders perspective. In fact, sometimes you simply cant see the wood through the trees; the views and thoughts of the Americans Ive met over here have certainly had a positive impact on how I think about soccer. When it comes to being a fan, nothing qualifies you more than the simple act of pledging allegiance to your team.Though it helps, you dont need an all-encompassing knowledge of the sport, and you dont even need to have attended the college in question or lived near the stadium. You just need to have found some connection that binds you to the rest of us. This is My House now. Tom Taylor bleeds Cardinal red, and hell make sure you do too if you challenge his fandom. Find out just how dedicated he is at tom.taylor sights on the Nov. 19 regular-season finale against No. 3 California in the Big Splash. The teams have already split a pair of games this season, and with a win Stanford would move into a tie with Cal for second place in the MPSF, which is important for tournament seeding and matchups. Contact David Perez at davidp3@

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for The Washington Post, she produced over 200 articles, becoming the newspapers most prolific writer. In the spring of 2005, she became the youngest ever McGraw professor at Princeton, her alma mater, and continued to report on presidential campaigns and primaries. She fondly remembered her experiences while reporting on the environment, including scuba diving with sharks, trekking in the Arctic and crawling through caves in pursuit of rare insects. In particular, Eilperin stressed the importance of the 2012 election for environmental politics. Discussing differences between the 2011 primaries and the 2008 presidential election, Eilperin said that most of the current Republican candidates have denied the connection between human action and climate change, while the candidates from both sides of the 2008 campaign accepted mainstream scientific consensus. Because John McCain became the nominee, Eilperin said, [climate change] really was not an issue in the general election . . . Both major candidates endorsed mandatory regulations, including deep cuts in greenhouse gases by 2050. Eilperin cited quotes showing that candidates Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry,Ron Paul,Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain have all openly dismissed the existence of climate change or the connection between human action and global climate change. Even Mitt Romney, who has

before said the world is getting warmer . . . [and] I believe humans contribute to that,recently reversed his opinion to we dont know what is causing climate change on this planet, Eilperin noted. Half the freshman class in the Republican party [is] on record denying the connection between human activity and climate change, Eilperin said. Among conservative Republicans . . . skepticism is rising. Seventy-five percent of staunch conservatives say there is no solid evidence that climate change is even occurring. Eilperin discussed how environmental policy has gained considerable weight, but its impact is difficult to predict. This has the potential to become a wedge issue, she said. What is so interesting is whether it will be a wedge issue for the left or a wedge issue for a right. Eilperin said that this represents a significant change from the past. I have never seen an election where I felt like the environmental issue was a huge wedge issue for voters, she said. Eilperin said she believes that the advantage lies with the left. If you contrast [the GOPs opinion] with the general electorate, at least if you look at straight polls,they show . . . support for someone who addresses global warming, she said. For Democrats and independents,you have more to gain by advertising this idea that you would address climate change, Eilperin said. It is significantly more of an asset than a liability for a presidential candidate. Contact Julia Enthoven at

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Junior setter Karissa Cook helped facilitate another efficient offensive and defensive performance for the Stanford womens volleyball team. The No. 3 Cardinal started slowly before dispatching Colorado and then sweeping Utah.

Card follows home loss with easy wins

Theres nothing like a couple of bounce-back wins to ease the pain of a home loss. After a promising weekend ended with a disappointing defeat to UCLA, the Stanford womens volleyball team traveled east to take its anger out on Colorado and Utah.


Up first for the No. 3 Cardinal (19-4, 13-4 Pac-12) were the Buffaloes (5-20, 0-17) on Thursday in Colorado. Early on, the Card looked more like the team that had lost to UCLA rather than the one that had won nine straight matches beforehand. Colorado jumped out to a quick 10-5 lead, prompting Stanford head coach John Dunning to take a timeout. Still, attacking errors held the Card back as it kept an overachieving Colorado team in the game. Stanford managed to claw its way back, tying the game at 23 points apiece. A pair of blocks by junior outside hitter Hayley Spelman and sophomore

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outside hitter Rachel Williams gave the Card the first set 25-23 and a much-needed breath of fresh air. Following the close first set, Stanford let its guard down in the second, playing uncharacteristically poor volleyball for a top-five team. Maybe it was the high altitude (5,345 feet), but Stanford did not look like a national championship contender in that set. Colorado outlasted the Card in a close affair that featured 10 ties, winning 25-22. Dropping a set to the last-place Buffs may have been a wakeup call, as Stanford was a completely different team for the rest of the weekend. The Cardinal went on to dismantle Colorado, winning the third set 25-21. The offensive attack smothered the Buffs in the fourth as well, taking the match with an easy 25-15 win. Leading the way for the Cardinal was the sophomore duo of Williams and middle blocker Carly Wopat. The pair combined for 27 kills and 10 blocks, which is nothing new, as Williams leads the team in kills and Wopat leads the team in blocks. Colorado, like most of Stanfords opponents this year, was simply overwhelmed by the dominant frontcourt. Stanford carried its momentum from Boulder into its match against the Utes (9-17, 4-13) on Saturday. After trailing early, the Cardinal took a 5-4 lead behind three Utah errors. It didnt look back, holding on to the lead for the remainder of the first set. Sophofords impressive trio of freshman forwards Felipe Noguerol, Jimmy Callinan and Zach Batteer were in the game together in the first half, impacting the action immediately. Noguerol scored his first goal of the season on a rebound from a Batteer cross only three minutes after being subbed in, and Callinan occasionally dominated in the midfield for the Cardinal. Simon didnt seem at all surprised at his young pupils impact. Theyve been coming along very well, he said. Theyve been training hard and have come close to making a big difference in numerous games this season. Today is just the first game where they all pulled together and helped carry the team. Im very happy for them.

more outside hitter Sam Wopat clinched the set with a kill, giving Stanford a 25-18 first-set victory. It was the same story for Stanford in the second set, as a Utah service error broke a 4-4 tie. The Cardinal did not relinquish this lead, going on to win the second set 25-22 behind Williams seven kills. Stanford headed into the third set with its sights set on a sweep. This looked all but sealed with an 18-14 lead, until Utah managed to score three points in a row, forcing Stanford to call a timeout.Whatever was said in that huddle clearly had quite the effect, as Stanford proceeded to bury the Utes, allowing them only one more point in a 25-18 third-set victory. Junior setter Karissa Cook came up big once again, posting 36 of Stanfords 44 total assists. She also led the team in digs with 14. Wopat and Williams once again led a balanced offensive attack, but they received a lot of help from redshirt freshman outside hitter Lydia Bai. The trio had 12, 10 and nine kills respectively, managing to keep the Utes on their heels. Currently tied for fourth in the Pac-12 with rival California, Stanford needs to continue looking forward. The Card is currently two games out of first place with five matches remaining in the regular season. With the season winding down, Stanford hits the road again this weekend to take on Washington and Washington State. Contact Mike Schwartz at mikes23 In the second half, the Cardinal clung on to its lead fiercely, retaining the upper hand in the game and putting more shots on goal than the Aztecs. The freshmen kept up their good performances, and five minutes before full-time a good attack orchestrated by Callinan set up Noguerol for a shot which was deflected by the goalkeeper. Senior midfielder Dersu Abolfathi was first to sniff out the rebound and scored his third goal of the season, effectively wrapping up the win for the Cardinal. Stanford now travels across the Bay to face California in its last game of the season. The game kicks off at 2 p.m. on Friday in Berkeley. Contact Torstein Hoset at thoset91@

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low free kick that snuck in by the right post. It took the Aztecs only four minutes to respond, as junior forward Ata Ozbay ripped an amazing shot from 35 yards out to beat Hutchins high. The Cardinal didnt let up, answering promptly as senior midfielder Garrett Gunther was rewarded with a penalty kick after taking the ball past four opponents before being brought down. He slotted it home to put Stanford back in the lead after 20 minutes. If Sunday was Senior Day, then Friday was Freshman Night: Stan-

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