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TUESDAY
February 16, 2010
                      The Stanford Daily                                      An Independent Publication
                                                                                                   www.stanforddaily.com                                                                                                       Volume 237
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Issue 11



                                                                                                                                                                WASTE NOT,
   STUDENT GOV’T
                                             Bake Sale
Senate lags
on minutes                                                                                                                                                            WANT NOT
publication                                                                                                                                                     Campus eliminates trash sustainably
        By ZOE RICHARDS                                                                                                                                             By ANN TYLER MOSES                    its users.
       SENIOR STAFF WRITER
                                                                                                                                                                    CONTRIBUTING WRITER                       “Twenty percent of what we send to
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the landfill is bottles and cans and
    For students looking for minutes                                                                                                                            The recent installation of compost        paper,” Muir said. “That could be han-
from ASSU Undergraduate Senate                                                                                                                              bins at some campus eateries and lessons      dled today, with no new programs and no
committee meetings, where stances                                                                                                                           in a new civil and environmental engi-        extra dollars — just Joe Citizen and Julie
on student group funding, advocacy                                                                                                                          neering class may signal a change in the      Citizen putting the right thing in the right
issues and ASSU operations are                                                                                                                              way Stanford manages waste.                   bin.”
decided, their search may yield frus-                                                                                                                           Union Square, The Axe & Palm and              The same problem occurred when
tration.                                                                                                                                                    Russo Cafe became billed as “waste-           another set of compost bins were
    There aren’t many minutes.                                                                                                                              free” last week; through the combined         installed in Tresidder several years ago.
    In a check-in by The Daily about                                                                                                                        efforts of Students for a Sustainable         The receptacles were regularly contami-
the status of a quarter and a half’s                                                                                                                        Stanford (SSS) and Stanford Hospitality       nated with non-compostable material,
worth of committee meeting min-                                                                                                                             and Auxiliaries, the eateries agreed to       forcing the University to pay a fine. The
utes, Senate leaders acknowledged                                                                                                                           use only compostable or recyclable            bins were eventually removed.
that, despite a requirement in the                                                                                                                          materials and were equipped with bins to          Leah Kuritzky ‘10, a SSS outreach
ASSU Constitution that minutes be                                                                                                                           dispose of these items.                       coordinator who spearheaded the latest
made available electronically within                                                                                                                            Meanwhile, a new course on campus         installation, believes that the outcome
seven days of approval, the body has                                                                                                                        sustainability has students analyzing the     will be different this time. Students have
failed to do so nearly all year.                                                                                 RACHEL HAMBURG/The Stanford Daily          impact of waste at places like Tresidder’s    adorned the bins with signs and members
    Their justification?                     Senior Kyle Wulff helps sell baked goods at the Columbake Sale. Along with other Columbae                      Union Square, where hundreds of stu-          of SSS plan to help customers sort their
    “No one would read the minutes,”                                                                                                                        dents eat daily.                              refuse during the program’s fledgling
said Anton Zietsman ‘12, chair of the        residents, Wulff fundraised money for ongoing Haiti relief efforts.                                                This concerted effort raises questions    weeks.
Senate Appropriations Committee,                                                                                                                            about how the University as a whole as            “I think going toward zero waste in
said in a recent interview.                                                                                                                                 has fared in matters of waste disposal.       the unions is going to be successful,”
    “Not a chance,” Varun Sivaram                                                                                                                               Julie Muir, director of Stanford’s        Kuritzky said. “It’s just a matter of get-
‘11, Senate chair, agreed.                                                            UNIVERSITY                                                            Recycling Program, has sifted through         ting over the first hump and letting peo-


                                          Pre-meds attend SUMMA
    Chairs of each of the Senate’s five                                                                                                                     the University’s rubbish for 16 years to      ple know that the alternatives are there.”
committees said they have held at                                                                                                                           better understand its waste patterns.             “We can literally recycle materials
least seven or eight meetings since                                                                                                                             “I do not really need to sort trash       into new products, and that diverts the
the beginning of their term last                                                                                                                            myself [at this point],” she said.            need to find new natural resources,”
spring, but only one set of minutes,                                                                                                                            But Muir headed to the bins once          added Noel Crisostomo ‘10, an SSS out-
from a Jan. 26 Appropriations &                                                                                                                             again this quarter while working with         reach coordinator and teaching assistant
Rules meeting, appears on the com-                        By AN LE NGUYEN                         medical school recruiters.
                                                                                                     This year’s event opened with a welcome address        students in “Creating a Green Student         for the course. “Educating others about
mittees’ pages of the Senate’s Web                           DESK EDITOR
                                                                                                       from Medical School Dean Philip Pizzo and            Workforce       to    Help      Implement     those little-known benefits of waste
site.                                                                                                                                                       Stanford’s Sustainability Vision,” a new      diversion is empowering.”
    “No one was aware” that posting           The Stanford University Minority                             pediatrics Prof. Fernando Mendoza, who
                                          Medical Alliance (SUMMA) welcomed                                   also serves as the associate dean of          class that teaches students about campus          Jeff Koseff, a civil and environmental
minutes is required by the                                                                                                                                  sustainability.                               engineering professor who oversees the
Constitution, Zietsman said, adding       some 460 students to its annual pre-                                  Minority Affairs and Programs.
                                          medical conference this Saturday.                                           The conference featured a number          The class focuses on facets of sustain-   class, agrees.
that details of Appropriations meet-                                                                                                                        ability like waste management, green              “To me, it’s a great way to bridge the
ings could be gleaned from funding            Recognizing the growing health                                      of keynote faculty speakers from the
                                          care needs of the country’s minority                                    School of Medicine, as well as a series   buildings and water and energy conser-        academic and operational divide and
bills the committee submits each                                                                                                                            vation that are integral to reducing waste    bring the passion and the interest of the
week to the entire Senate; he said        populations, the conference aimed to                                    of workshops ranging from MCAT
                                          attract and provide support for med-                                    preparation and the medical school        at Stanford.                                  students to play in a very productive
those bills serve as an adequate                                                                                                                                “I think people’s minds are opened        way,” Koseff said.
proxy for minutes.                        ical professionals who can meet these                                  application process to successful grant
                                          needs.                                                                writing and civic activism.                 when they see what we’re throwing                 Despite these developments, Stanford
    Alex Katz ‘12, who chairs the                                                                                                                           away,” Muir said. “You don’t think about      has a long way to go in order to eliminate
Administration          and      Rules        “Our goal is to encourage minority                                      According to Gutierrez, one of the
                                          students or students from underserved back-                      most memorable segments of the conference        it once it goes in the trash can, but this    waste entirely. Instructor Fahmida
Committee, acknowledged that the
                                          grounds to apply to medical school or to BECCA DEL MONTE was Faces of the Community, a student                    brings it right back up to you.”              Ahmed recognizes that scaling these pro-
Senate is obligated to carry out all of
                                          any kind of health-related field,” said                            speaker series that offered a personal look        Muir oversees a recycling program         grams to the University level quickly will
its duties.                                                                            /The Stanford Daily
                                          SUMMA Conference coordinator Luis                                  at the challenging path to a medical career.   that uses more than 4,000 bins on campus      be a challenge. Ahmed co-teaches the
    “I think our job is to follow the
Constitution,” Katz said.                 Gutierrez.                                                 “We have three Stanford medical students who tell      to divert 65 percent of waste away from       course and is the associate director of
                                              A third-year M.D. candidate, Gutierrez said that very personal stories about their roads towards medi-        the landfill, but she said this system        sustainability and energy management
                                          the conference serves as a venue where minority pre-                                                              depends entirely on the cooperation of
    Please see SENATE, page 3             med students can network with each other and with                   Please see SUMMA, page 3                                                                            Please see WASTE, page 3




                                                                                                       A SURFER’S PARADISE
                                                                                                       Half Moon Bay hosts                        from storms coming from Japan,” Sponsler
                                                                                                                                                  said. “There is a shallow reef off the ocean and
                                                                                                                                                  the waves hit this shallow reef and double in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the winds died off overnight and northeast-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ward winds of two knots created what
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sponsler described as “perfect surfing condi-
                                                                                                       big-wave surf contest                      size.The water is 20 feet deep where the waves
                                                                                                                                                  are and can be 60 feet deep off the peak.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tions for Mavericks.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                        One of two local pro surfers to make the
                                                                                                                                                     Sponsler forecasted correctly that the          lineup for Mavericks, Tim West, spoke with
                                                                                                         By BRENDAN WEINSTEIN                     waves would be a “solid 20 to 25 feet; 40-45       The Daily the day before the contest about his
                                                                                                                                                  feet on the face.”                                 preparations.
                                                                                                    Last Saturday the 24 best surfers in the         Although there were worries about south-
                                                                                                world braved cold waters, the looming threat      ward winds creating a rougher wave to ride,                   Please see SURF, page 3
                                                                                                of sharks, jagged rocks and powerful currents
                                                                                                at the Mavericks surf competition, the biggest
                                                                                                paddle-in big wave surf competition in the
                                                                                                world. The competition boasts the largest cash
                                                                                                prize total of any surfing competition in the
                                                                                                world at $150,000 dollars. This year’s contest
                                                                                                champion, Chris Bertish of South Africa,
                                                                                                walked away with $50,000 dollars in prize
                                                                                                money after beating out fellow finalists Shane
                                                                                                Desmond, Anthony Tashnick, Dave Wassel,
                                                                                                Carlos Burle and Kenny Collins.
                                                                                                    Seasoned surfers and judges alike pro-
                                                                                                claimed that paddle-in history was made on
                                                                                                Saturday, with waves reaching heights of 40-45
                                                                                                feet on the face.
                                                                                                    “The entire book of big wave surfing was
                                                                                                rewritten today,” said 2008 Mavericks champi-
                                                                                                on Greg Long. Finalist David Wassel, recipient
                                                                                                of the Jay Moriarity Award, said, “It was
                                                                                                undoubtedly the largest surf any paddle-in
                                                                                                contest has ever seen.”
                                                                                                    Mark Sponsler, founder of stormsurf.com
                                                                                                and the official forecaster of the event, spoke
                                                             JANE TYSKA/Oakland Tribune/MCT     with The Daily to explain what makes the                                                                         CONNOR LANMAN/The Stanford Daily
At Saturday’s Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay, Calif., big wave surfers rev-          waves at Mavericks so massive.                    Spectators came out in droves to take in the massive waves and talented surfers last Saturday.
eled in 40 to 45 foot swells. Evan Slater, above, was one of the many participants.                 “[Mavericks is] exposed to all the energy     Eventually, they saw South African contestant Chris Bertish earn first place and $50,000.



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FEATURES
SIXTH MAN
        OFFTHE BENCH     By STEPHANIE SARA CHONG
                                CONTRIBUTING WRITER




J
       ust two minutes into Thursday’s         head screen zooms in on Sixth Man’s
       men’s basketball game against           most prominent member — Robin
       Washington State, a WSU player          Lopez, a Stanford alum and profession-
       falls off the basketball court and      al basketball player for the Phoenix
       into the crowd, forcing a couple of     Suns.
cameramen, Dollies and unsuspecting                By the end of the first half, Stanford is
fans to all frantically scramble out of the    down 18-33, but that doesn’t stop fans
way.                                           from cheering on the Stanford Soul Line
    To members of Sixth Man, the student       dancers, first up for the halftime show.
cheering section, the opponent’s fall is no        Even as some students wonder, “Who
positive sign for the Stanford Cardinal.       are these people?” some are less particu-
    “C’mon, your parents are watching!         lar about their choice of entertainment.
Pick it up!” yells a fan in a rather weak      One enthusiast screams, “I see you!” as
attempt at motivating his team.                Soul Line’s middle and old-aged dancers
    Pointing to a Stanford player on the       bust out moves from dances like the elec-
court, one athletic-looking but rather         tric slide and the “Stanford bounce.”
brash student asks, “Am I better than              “Next up is Sixth Man Marco Polo!”
him, by the looks of it?”                      booms the announcer. A blindfolded stu-
    “Yeah, dude, I think so,” responds his     dent, proudly sporting his black Sixth
friend.                                        Man shirt, steps onto the court. Assisted
    The insults directed at the opponents      by the cheers of the crowd, he wanders
are no less biting.                            over to the Tree, who embraces the victo-
    “Look at the Washington State coach-       rious seeker with a giant tree — not bear
ing staff. They look like such a ragtag        — hug.
group,” mocks one home team supporter.             At the start of the second half, a few
“Is that one wearing a blazer with a v-        pessimists take the chance to express
neck?”                                         their views of the game.
    After one of Stanford’s players pulls          “I want to sit down,” complains a stu-
off a Jordan-esque slam dunk, the decibel      dent, as he returns from the concession
level in Maples Pavilion rapidly intensi-      stand with a loaded hotdog and a 24-
fies. Students begin chanting, “Here we        ounce lemonade. “I wish we had seats.”
go, Stanford, here we go!” and alumni              The rest of Maples Pavilion, however,
and non-students follow suit. It doesn’t       is just beginning to get into the game.
hurt that the band never fails to fill every   Sixth Man members take the lead with
moment with music, drumming and                enthusiastic “Nays!” whenever WSU
expert heckling.
    The noise level peaks when the over-               Please see SIXTHMAN, page 3                                                                                                                                 MICHAEL LIU/The Stanford Daily




                                                                                                                                                                       The snark side of
                                                                                                                                                                  “New Moon”
                                                                                                                                                                        By ELLEN HUET                    lip, sullenly and often — the unoffi-
                                                                                                                                                                           DESK EDITOR                   cial tally for New Moon clocks in at
                                                                                                                                                                                                         about 18 individual instances of
                                                                                                                                                                It’s Valentine’s Day, and a new          bottom-lip-to-tooth contact. Flirt
                                                                                                                                                                moon is rising tonight. No, seriously    with younger men and older men
                                                                                                                                                                — check your calendar. It’s almost       on motorcycles. Run around in the
                                                                                                                                                                fitting, since it’s quite a stretch to   woods — best if you’re alone and
                                                                                                                                                                claim that the warped emotional          without a map. Blink like a butter-
                                                                                                                                                                logic behind Twilight’s “New             fly and fall dramatically to the
                                                                                                                                                                Moon” qualifies the movie as a cel-      ground every once in a while for
                                                                                                                                                                ebration of love. It’s more comfort-
                                                                                                                                                                ing to think that Flicks chose to           Please see TWILIGHT, page 3
                                                                                                                                                                play it on Sunday night to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                the lunar cycle instead.
                                                                                                                                                                     As Stanford’s cream of the hard-
                                                                                                                                                                core crop began prepping for a
                                                                                                                                                                third weekend night out, students
                                                                                                                                                                with less stamina and far less digni-
                                                                                                                                                                ty headed over to Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                Auditorium to experience the
                                                                                                                                                                nightmarish sophomore installment
                                                                                                                                                                of the Twilight franchise, apparently




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                                                                                                                                                                under the guise that it was roman-




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                                                                                                                                                                tic.
                                                                                                                                                                     For a film whose fan base con-
                                                                                                                         CONNOR LANMAN/The Stanford Daily       sists mostly of vapid, twitter-pated
                                                                                                                                                                girls and their devoted (read:
                                                                                                                                                                whipped) boyfriends — and at a
                                                                                                                                                                school whose admissions office usu-         Feb

                                                   YEARS OF
                                                                                                                                                                ally tries not to accept said speci-
                                                                                                                                                                mens — the auditorium was sur-
                                                                                                                                                                prisingly full of students who claim
                                                                                                                                                                to be seeing the movie “ironically.”     Info Session:International Cooperative
                                                                                                                                                                Let’s give them the benefit of the
                                                                                                                                                                doubt.                                   Education Internship Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                         12 PM — CDC 1st Floor Conference Room
                                                                                                                                                                     At 8 p.m., the lights dim, and a
                                                                                                                                                                hush falls over the crowd. As the        The Evolving Intersection of Physics and




                                                   TALISMAN
                                                                                                                                                                title slowly dissolves from the
                                                                                                                                                                screen, the eerie background music       Biology
                                                                                                                                                                                                         4:15 PM — Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201
                                                                                                                                                                is punctuated by the distinct clink
                                                                                                                                                                of bottles in the audience — the         FACES Health Speaker Series:China in the
                                                                                                                                                                writer will neither confirm nor deny
                                                                                                                                                                contributing.                            Global Health Community
                                                                                                                                                                     For those unfamiliar with the       4:15 PM — Green Earth Sciences Building Room
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                                                                                                                                                                film or its predecessor, the casual
                                                                                                                                                                observer can use the evidence pre-       Screening of “Chasing Giants” and Coastal
                 By ZOE LEAVITT                          pus for the concert. Talisman brought their       Talisman’s history, defined by some of the con-      sented to deduce several important
                SENIOR STAFF WRITER                      history to life in word and song, encouraging     flicts that arise in singing songs from other cul-   things regarding human-vampire-          Society Social Hour
                                                         the audience to grapple with questions of         tures and finding passion in others’ words. By       werewolf interactions. Vampires are      6 PM — Y2E2 Room 111




    S
            ankofa: A Ghanaian word meaning to           identity and purpose as they move into the        sharing stories of struggle in a respectful way      pale. They glitter in the sun, and
                                                         future.                                           and blending specifics with universalities,                                                   Soviet-era documentaries from Tajikistan
            go forward while facing backward,                                                                                                                   when they walk toward you pur-           7 PM — Landau Economics Bldg, Room 140
            learning from the lessons of the past.          “Is it OK that we sing stories that may not    Talisman hopes to let the voices of the past         posefully, time slows a bit and dra-
            Talisman’s 20th reunion concert              directly be our own?” director Scott Frank ‘10    ring into the future. Sankofa, indeed.               matic music begins to play.              Singer:Melissa Rapp
            struck that chord last night in a nearly     asked the audience. “Is it OK that we sing of         Joseph Pigato ‘92 founded Talisman in 1990       Everyone is aware of their condi-        9 PM — CoHo
    packed Memorial Auditorium, with the a cap-          struggle in one of the most affluent regions of   as an alternative to what he saw as the rela-        tion but it is never a problem until
    pella group finding a perfect harmony of old         the world? We can no longer pass this conver-     tively homogenous a cappella scene at                the plot needs thickening. Think of      For a posting of your organization’s event,
    and new.                                             sation onto the next year, this is not sustain-   Stanford at the time. After he spent months          it like cornstarch for screenplays.      contact VP of Sales Mary Liz McCurdy at
       Current members joined more than 100              able.”                                                                                                      Regarding Bella, it quickly         advertising@stanforddaily.com.
    Talisman alumni who flooded back onto cam-              With these questions, Frank explored                   Please see TALISMAN, page 3                  becomes clear that there are sever-      For other events, please visit https://newas-
                                                                                                                                                                al ways to a man’s heart. Bite your      su.stanford.edu/studentevents/index.shtml
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                                                                                                                                  RESEARCH
SENATE
                                             Web site of funding policies applica-      beyond a defunct Web site.
                                             ble to their groups.                           Warma said that “as a committee

Continued from front page

  Minutes Taken on Ad Hoc
                                                 Katz pointed to one set of min-
                                             utes from an A&R meeting last
                                             month that was uploaded to the com-
                                             mittee’s page. However, he said,
                                             much of his work with the committee
                                                                                        chair, I was remiss in both asking my
                                                                                        ad-hoc note keepers to send me
                                                                                        along their minutes, as well as pass-
                                                                                        ing them along to the necessary
                                                                                        sources to have them put online.”
                                                                                                                                  Researchers release GAD study
                                                                                                                                         By BRIANNA PANG                    among participants, the words and          behavioral sciences instructor in the
     Basis, Senator Says                     has been completed on an individual            “I don’t think you can argue that                                               faces did not always match.                School of Medicine, in an e-mail to
                                                                                                                                             STAFF WRITER
                                             basis, without formal substantive          this is some flagrant disregard,” said                                                 When the face and accompany-            The Daily.
   What, then, explains the missing          meetings.                                  Brian Wanyoike ‘12, chair of the
minutes?                                                                                                                             People with Generalized Anxiety        ing adjective did not match up, sub-          A chronic disease, GAD can
                                                 “There’s really not very much to       Advocacy Committee.                                                                 jects took longer to identify the cor-     affect anyone, regardless of socioe-
   “I wasn’t aware, to be honest,”                                                                                                Disorder (GAD) suffer from abnor-
                                             report,” Katz stated.                          Wanyoike suggested that the                                                     rect expression. The study found           conomic status, race or educational
said Lee Jackson ‘12, chair of the                                                                                                malities in the way their brains con-
                                                 Committee minutes aside, even          body strives to adhere to its constitu-                                             that healthy participants were able        background. According to Ronald
Communications              Committee.                                                                                            trol negative emotions, a new
                                             the posting of minutes from the            tion and that when requested by                                                     to adapt to the change quickly rela-       Albucher,      the    director      of
Jackson explained that the call for                                                                                               Stanford School of Medicine study
                                             Senate’s general meetings to its Web       individuals, meeting minutes “were                                                  tive to GAD patients, who struggled        Counseling and Psychological
published meeting minutes in the                                                                                                  found. These findings lend insight
                                             site have trickled to a standstill since   [made] available.”                                                                  when the preceding image was also          Services (CAPS), approximately 13
constitution had escaped him.                                                                                                     into how to better treat the disorder.
                                             Nov. 10.                                       Senate members cite other efforts                                               incongruent.                               percent of Stanford students seek
   He said it appears that even basic                                                                                                According to Amit Etkin, a pro-
                                                 Elaborating on the Web site chal-      this year to improve communication                                                     A previous study published by           help at CAPS. Anxiety is one of the
notes have not been taken during                                                                                                  fessor in the School of Medicine,
                                             lenges that have hindered the              and transparency, including through                                                 Etkin in 2009 determined that the          top four reasons why they visit,
some committee meetings.                                                                                                          anxiety is normally healthy and
                                             Senate’s communication capabilities,       the Senate’s Facebook page and                                                      function of the amygdala region is         along with depression, relationship
   “Of the five committees, I’d say                                                                                               adaptive. Patients are diagnosed
                                             Jackson revealed that some parts of        weekly one-minute video sum-                                                        altered in patients diagnosed with         problems and self-esteem issues.
three of them take minutes,” Jackson                                                                                              with GAD only when their worries
                                             the Senate’s original site were            maries, Jackson noted.                                                              GAD.                                          “There were plenty of Stanford
said.“To put it bluntly, I think it’s just                                                                                        are “frequent, pervasive and uncon-
                                             erased; that information remains               Many chairs seem to acknowl-                                                       According to this year’s study,         students in the study,” Etkin said.
laziness . . . people tend to check out                                                                                           trolled.”
                                             lost, he said.                             edge a collective responsibility to                                                 the pregenual anterior cingulate,          “We recruited all over the place.”
after the first few months.”                                                                                                         Moreover, patients suffering
                                                 Jackson added that minutes are         enforce formal note-taking at each                                                  located in the prefrontal cortex at           “There is no doubt that the envi-
   In an e-mail to The Daily, Zachary                                                                                             from GAD tend to avoid things that
                                             expected to appear on the new Web          meeting, followed by timely publica-                                                the front of the brain, lights up dur-     ronment at Stanford, like any other
Warma ‘11, Student Life, Housing &                                                                                                make the anxiety worse.
                                             site, which is set to debut on Mar. 1.     tion on the Web site.                                                               ing times of emotional conflict            college, can contribute to worsening
Education chair, said that he has held                                                                                               “An example is interpersonal
                                                 “The old [Web site] has kind of            “The Senate has screwed up in its                                               among non-GAD patients to inhibit          the symptoms [of anxiety],” Etkins
seven committee meetings since the                                                                                                conflict,” Etkin stated. “Someone
                                             been abandoned,” Jackson said.             Web capacity,” Warma said, implying                                                 the amygdala, but fails to do so in        added.
start of his term last spring. The min-                                                                                           may have said something negative
                                                                                        that the body’s overall vigilance                                                   GAD patients’ brains.                         Nationally, 18 percent of
utes for these meetings were “spo-                                                                                                and it may take [the GAD patient]
                                                                                        regarding the Web site’s status has                                                    “[The amygdala] has been better         Americans have an anxiety disor-
radic” at best, Warma said.                  Web site Challenges Continue               been lacking thus far.
                                                                                                                                  hours of the day before they can get
   “For the meetings — when                          to Hold Back                                                                 back to rebut their point. They’re        studied in animals,” Etkin said. “We       der, according to the National
                                                                                            “The Senate can rightly be faulted                                              wanted to study it more in detail in       Institute of Mental Health.
they’ve occurred — there has not               Communication Efforts                                                              just unable to deal with the negative
                                                                                        for the past three months of our Web                                                people.”                                      “We know that anxiety disorders
been a designated secretary,” Warma                                                                                               emotions and their mind just spins
                                                Some chairs have suggested that         site not being up to date,” Warma                                                      These results are expected to           are one of the most common psychi-
said. “For a few of those I believe                                                                                               and spins. They have a deficit in reg-
                                             the sparse nature of the Senate’s          said.                                                                               lead to better diagnosis of anxiety        atric disorders,” Albucher said. “The
there [is] documentation, but the                                                                                                 ulating emotion.”
                                             Web site is a reflection of Web site           “We all ignorantly assumed [the                                                 disorders and the development of           top and most common ones are anx-
meetings have unfortunately been of                                                                                                  Through the use of functional
                                             construction complications fielded         Web site] was being updated,” he                                                    more effective strategies to deal          iety and depression.”
a more ad hoc nature than they                                                                                                    magnetic      resonance      imaging
                                             by the Senate’s Webmaster,                 added.                                                                              with these disorders. Understanding           “These results make sense,” he
should have been.”                                                                                                                (fMRI), a way of monitoring brain
   Earlier this year, financial officers     Leonard Parker ‘10, hired in                                                         activity by registering blood flow to     and analyzing GAD is important for         added. “We often see that anxiety
                                             November. But others seem to               Contact Zoe Richards at iamzoe@                                                     advancements in treatment.                 leads up to depression, so if they are
of student groups questioned the                                                                                                  active parts of the brain, Etkin and
                                             acknowledge that the problem goes          stanford.edu.                                                                          “fMRI-using tasks like this that        unable to regulate negative emo-
Senate regarding the absence on its                                                                                               his team of scientists examined a
                                                                                                                                  part of the brain called the amyg-        Amit [Etkin] developed and uses            tions then that explains the path
                                                                                                                                  dala in 17 GAD patients and 24            here could potentially be used not         leading to depression.”
                                                                                                                                  healthy comparison subjects.              only as a probe to assess treatment

SUMMA                                                                                   SURF
                                                Though Rosas attributes this                                                                                                efficacy, but also as biomarkers to        Ivy Nguyen contributed to this arti-
                                                                                                                                     During the scan, the participants
                                             reunion to mere coincidence, it may                                                                                            predict prognosis and who may              cle.
                                                                                                                                  were shown a series of pictures of
                                             signal a surge in success for the con-                                                                                         respond to particular treatments
                                                                                                                                  happy or fearful faces overlaid with
Continued from front page                    ference. When SUMMA began 19               Continued from front page                                                           such as psychotherapy,” wrote
                                                                                                                                  the word “fear” or “happy.” To cre-                                                  Contact Brianna Pang at bkpang@
                                             years ago, it was a completely student-                                                                                        Fumiko Hoeft, a psychiatry and
                                                                                                                                  ate a sense of emotional conflict                                                    stanford.edu.
                                             run program. The alliance has since
cine . . . That’s always one of the          evolved into a collaboration between
things that the students who attend          various entities in the School of              “I am basically around like a


                                                                                                                                  TALISMAN
the conference remember the most             Medicine.                                  chicken with its head cut off: watch-                                               you just want an upbeat show, [but]        textile factory. While at first
because these are stories that could            “Over the years, it’s actually          ing the ocean all day and keeping an                                                Stanford has a very diverse student        Talisman was nervous about per-
be very similar to their own,”               become a giant effort between the          eye on the winds,”West said.“Eating                                                 body, very cerebral, so it’s a credit to   forming to different cultural groups
Gutierrez said.                              medical students and the faculty and       healthy is really important. I’ve been                                              the student body that they gave            in their own local dialect, the reac-
    Human biology major Ulysses              staff at the Center of Excellence in       really focusing on that.”                 Continued from page 2
                                                                                                                                                                            world music a chance.”                     tions of the South Africans more
Rosas ‘10 agreed that Faces of the           Diversity,” Gutierrez said.                    West reported that recently he’s                                                    From its first concert at Chi Theta    than reassured them.
Community offers a unique perspec-              Pre-med students from both              managed to get in “a lot of big wave      mapping out small steps in his head,      Chi, in which the group had to                 “South Africa was absolutely the
tive on the medical school experience,       Stanford and other California col-         sessions, about 15.” According to         a friend finally pushed him to take       decline requests for an encore             most ridiculous highlight — it was
saying that it reminded him of a simi-       leges attended.                            West, “Mavericks easily has the           the plunge and start his own group.       because they had already sung every        life-changing,” said Grace Chen ‘04.
lar program during New Student                                                          biggest, heaviest paddle waves in the     At the ASSU student group registry,       song they knew,Talisman’s reach has        “We saw a different Africa than a lot
Orientation.                                 An Le Nguyen at lenguyen@stanford.         world. It’s really hard to paddle in on   a fortuitous naming mistake defined       spread beyond campus, stretching           of tourists see. I don’t know how
    Rosas further noted that the event       edu.                                       heavier waves. It’s not going to be 70    the group’s identity as now know it.      across the world. After the group          many times I cried seeing [the ele-
left attendees with “the sense that                                                     feet, but there should be some good           “They asked me for a name, and        almost disintegrated in 1993 under         mentary school children’s] reactions
medical students come from all back-                                                    40 feet waves. When it comes down         Talisman came to mind,” Pigato            the pressures of recruiting singers        to us singing their language, showing
grounds — that there’s no specific
profile.”
    On a more pragmatic level, the
conference grants attendees the
                                             WASTE                                      to it, tomorrow’s just about a passion
                                                                                        for surfing.”
                                                                                            West and fellow pro-surfers were
                                                                                        not the only ones to experience the
                                                                                                                                  recalled. “I thought — I’m not sure
                                                                                                                                  why — that it meant an African sto-
                                                                                                                                  ryteller. Then I found out it didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                            and publicizing the emerging group,
                                                                                                                                                                            Talisman now has an entrenched
                                                                                                                                                                            presence. Within two years —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that we respect their music.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In their future concerts, Talisman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       hopes to bring back the African cul-
                                             Continued from front page                                                            mean that at all.”                        between 1996 and 1997 — Talisman           tural response to music.
opportunity to mix and mingle with                                                      power of waves 40 to 45 feet on the           “It was the right name for the        performed at the Olympics, sang for            “Music is so engrained in the cul-
representatives from different med-                                                     face, as a rogue wave early in the day    wrong reason,” he added. “I don’t         Bill Clinton in the White House on a       ture [in Africa] so if they know a
ical schools.                                within the Office of Sustainability.       knocked out a stand set up for spec-      think it’s a complete coincidence         personal invitation, and became the        song, they won’t just nudge each
    “Getting to talk to recruiters from         “How do we — 10 people, 15              tators which led to the closing of the    that the meaning still fits for our       1997 National a cappella champions.        other, they’ll join right in,” Pigato
different schools, I think, is another       people or even 90 people — serve a         main beach for spectators. Police         group.”                                       Despite their impressive vocal         said. “Usually the audience gets
huge highlight,” Gutierrez said. “It’s       campus of 35,000 and change their          officers and medics at the beach              For Alicia Easley ‘92, one of         achievements, members of Talisman          involved real fast.”
just a huge networking process.”             behavior in a reasonably short peri-       reported that several people suf-         Talisman’s first members, the lure of     have always felt a deep connection             Sankofa’s finale yesterday, which
    Rosas, who plans to apply to med-        od of time?” Ahmed said. “I’m very         fered broken bones from the inci-         a meaningful musical experience           to the group that extends beyond the       brought together all 100 singers for
ical school this coming cycle, quickly       cautiously optimistic.”                    dent.                                     made Talisman a perfect fit for her.      music. In addition to music,Talisman       the final four songs, certainly stirred
added that the chance to talk to                                                                                                      “I didn’t go back for the callbacks   also puts an emphasis on community         up the audience. The strong bonds
recruiters was another major motiva-         Contact Ann Tyler at atmoses@stan-         Contact Brendan Weinstein at bren-        [of the other a cappella groups],” she    service. Talisman’s service aspect         evident between the singers of all
tion for his participation in                ford.edu.                                  danw@stanford.edu.                        said. “I didn’t feel like they were       began soon after its inception, with       ages also added meaning to the
SUMMA. He stated that the net-                                                                                                    right for me. Talisman was just dif-      visits to East Palo Alto and local         music.
working aspect of the conference                                                                                                  ferent from all the other groups try-     nursing homes. In 1993, Talisman               “It’s like coming back with your

                                             SIXTHMAN
allows attendees to learn about what                                                    Card!” and “On your feet!” as well        ing to compete against each other         became connected with the Amy              family,” said Ron Ragin ‘05 of
a particular institution offers and                                                     as spastically nervous movements          with the same songs.”                     Biehl Foundation — an organization         reuniting with the group.
how well it meets the needs of its stu-                                                 reminiscent of an eight-year-old              Talisman’s repertoire combines        started by the parents of Amy Biehl            As Talisman prepares for another
dents.                                       Continued from page 2                      waiting in line for the bathroom.         African folk songs, African-              ‘89, a Stanford graduate who was           trip to South Africa this spring, they
    “I would say a good 25 percent of                                                      At this point, no one has a sure       American spirituals and music of          murdered in a township outside             plan to build off of the inspiration of
the recruiters I talked to were friends                                                 guess at the outcome. But when a          indigenous peoples from all over the      South Africa.                              past voices and surpass Pigato’s 20-
who went on to med school and came           makes a shot and “Yays!” whenev-           Stanford player dunks to tie up the       world. The singers hope the music             Supported by the Amy Biehl             year-old-dream.
back to be reps for this conference,”        er Stanford does.                          score, Cardinal fans smell victory.       will speak to others’ emotions and        Foundation, Talisman traveled to               “[Talisman] has really become
Rosas said.                                     Even the older spectators across           “I’m going to be late to my            stir up the strong reactions they         South Africa for the first time in         what we always thought it would be,
                                             the court are standing on their feet       meeting,” moans one fan, the typi-        believe music should inspire.             2000 and has made the trip several         what we always wanted it to be,”
                                             and jumping in rhythm with the             cal hustling-and-bustling Stanford            “We’re singing music that was         times since. The group helps pro-          Easley said.
                                             student section, as if evoking mem-        student. “But that’s okay. I just         meant to be sung,” Pigato said.           grams supporting school children
                                             ories of their college basketball          need to know what happens.”               “College a cappella is just peppy and     through music and has sung at              Contact Zoe Leavitt at zleavitt@stan-
                                             experiences. One white-haired man             For the die-hard fans that stay        pippy and fun, which is great when        churches, schools, restaurants and a       ford.edu.
                                             can be seen swinging a white               until the very end, the final
                                             Stanford towel above his head. In          moments do not disappoint. With


                                                                                                                                  TWILIGHT
                                             the student section, a tall, jumpy         five seconds to play, Jeremy Green                                                                                             ple then proceeds to almost, almost
                                             freshman is following suit.                hits a two-pointer. The winning                                                                                                kiss, and as they break apart, some-
                                                The Cardinal is down 48-52 with         score of 60-58 generates smiles and
                                             five minutes left in the game, hav-
                                             ing bridged a 15-point gap since
                                                                                        cheers all around. Everything is
                                                                                        “All Right Now.”                          Continued from page 2                         “I wanted to rip                       one shouts angrily, “Grow a pair!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       What a letdown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           All of a sudden, the scene switch-
                                             halftime. The crowd responds to                                                                                                                                           es to Italy, and Bella is running fran-
                                             every basket, foul and miss. They          Contact Stephanie Sara Chong at           good measure. And you must
                                             are united by chants of “Let’s go          sschong@stanford.edu.                     remember to share your sharp witti-
                                                                                                                                  cisms with the world — for exam-
                                                                                                                                                                                    off my own                         tically through a crowd of red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cloaks. A nearby girl asks loudly,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Wait, where’s Jacob?” and some-
                                                                                                                                  ple, “Hello, biceps” and “Jacob,                                                     one shouts back, “He’s at the gym!”
                                                                                                                                  you’re, like, buff.”
                                                                                                                                     Thirty minutes in, Edward is in
                                                                                                                                  Bella’s room, creepily stroking her
                                                                                                                                                                              clothes in tandem                            After the red cloaks comes a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       very strange series of events — in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       possible homage to Stanford, Bella
                                                                                                                                  belongings — no, wait, just kidding,                                                 briefly fountain-hops — in slo-mo!
                                                                                                                                  now he’s in the woods wearing a
                                                                                                                                  nice suit. He turns to Bella, and with
                                                                                                                                  wrinkled, tortured brow, tells her
                                                                                                                                                                                  with his own                         — on her way to “save” Edward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from the sun’s rays, and then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dakota Fanning appears and takes
                                                                                                                                  he’s leaving. Five second pause. “I’m                                                everyone on the most awkward ele-
                                                                                                                                  coming,” she says, with equally con-
                                                                                                                                  stipated countenance. Three sec-
                                                                                                                                  onds. “I don’t want you to come.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 shirt-ripping.”                       vator ride . . . ever. Eventually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       everything rises to a climactic fight,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       during which Edward’s face cracks
                                                                                                                                  Cue inappropriate — or appropri-                                                     and instantly heals. Who knew?
                                                                                                                                  ate — laughter.                                                                           The denouement proceeds with
                                                                                                                                     After he leaves, Bella collapses        — ERICKA SOHLBERG                         less action and equal disturbing-
                                                                                                                                  of exhaustion and is saved by a
                                                                                                                                  shirtless man with prominent pecs.
                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘11                                ness — Edward agrees to “change”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bella into a vampire on the condi-
                                                                                                                                  She’s received with gratitude and no                                                 tion that they will marry first. Keep
                                                                                                                                  questioning about the sketchy                9:30 p.m. The film trudges along        in mind that she is 18 and he is 17 —
                                                                                                                                  nature of the rescue. Once she’s          — Bella screams a lot, she tries to        or 109, depending on your point of
                                                                                                                                  home, she expresses her grief             drown herself — what she calls             view — so it’s either pedophilia or
                                                                                                                                  through a rotating camera shot and        “recreationally cliff diving” — and a      statutory rape.
                                                                                                                                  a time warp montage of Hallmark-          nearby group of spectators gets into           Audiences, despite the negative
                                                                                                                                  esque seasons passing.                    a spirited argument about whether          stigma surrounding the film’s quali-
                                                                                                                                     “I’m dizzy,” said Jackie Lho ‘11,      or not Jacob’s high-rising shorts are      ty, expressed enthusiasm as they
                                                                                                                                  trying to track the cinematography.       indeed jorts and not just basketball       gathered their belongings (read:
                                                                                                                                     Jacob finally displays his pecs —      shorts. The crowd laughs as Jacob          flasks) and filed (read: stumbled)
                                                                                                                                  er, talents — in the climactic scene      explains his lycanthropy, saying,“It’s     out of the auditorium.
                                                                                                                                  when he helps Bella after the             not a lifestyle choice — I was born            “It was so thrilling,” said staunch
                                                                                                                                  motorcycle crash. As the crowd            this way.” Interesting choice of           Team Edward supporter Ericka
                                                                                                                                  jeers, “Take off your shirt!” and         words from the conservative                Sohlberg ‘11. “I was so moved by
                                                                                                                                  whoops with glee when the were-           Mormon author.                             Edward’s pain that I wanted to rip
                                                                                                                                  wolf willingly obliges, several linger-      Following the franchise’s pen-          off my own clothes in tandem with
                                                                                                                                  ing cheers of “Take off your shirt,       chant for underhanded references           his own shirt-ripping.”
                                                                                                                                  Bella!” float up from the crowd —         to sexual tension, Jacob growls to
                                                                                                                                  futile attempts to salvage masculine      Bella, “You don’t even know how            Contact Ellen Huet at ehuet@stan-
                                                                                                                                  dignity. Too late, guys — sorry.          tight I’m wound” — subtle.The cou-         ford.edu.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Becca del Monte
         here are a lot of smart people at Stan-                                                           Vice President of Advertising               Managing Editor of Sports                                                           Features Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                Head Graphics Editor
         ford. I like that. But hey, I’m an intel-                                                         Glenn Frankel                               Amy Harris                                                                          Arnav Moudgil
         lectual elitist who finds common peo-                                                                                                         Managing Editor of Features              Nikhil Joshi                               Photo Editor
ples’ discourse to be banal and irritating. For                                 Nikola                     Theodore L. Glasser
                                                                                                                                                       Annika Heinle
                                                                                                                                                                                                Strategy Director
this reason, I was somewhat surprised to find                                                                                                                                                                                              Ivy Nguyen
out about two Web sites: College ACB (col-
                                                                                Milanovic                  Michael Londgren
                                                                                                                                                       Managing Editor of Intermission          Wyndam Makowsky                            Copy Editor
                                                                                                           Wyndam Makowsky                                                                      Multimedia Editor
legeacb.com/sb/Stanford) and GoodCrush                                                                                                                 Masaru Oka                                                                          Becca del Monte
(stanford.goodcrush.com).                                                                                  Bob Michitarian                             Managing Editor of Photography           Kamil Dada                                 Graphics Editor
    For those who don’t know, College ACB is                                                                                                           Andrew Valencia                          Web Developer
the extension of the old Web site Juicy Cam-         dents it is shocking to realize such a subset                                                     Editorial Board Chair
pus, which existed as an anonymous forum             exists. People here are supposed to be really
for college students to post gossip or initiate      smart — and therefore above this.                      Contacting The Daily: Section editors can be reached at (650) 723-2555 from 3 to 10 p.m. The Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5803, and the
slanderous smear campaigns. Because I am a               Less disheartening and more innocent is            Classified Advertising Department can be reached at (650) 721-5801 during normal business hours. Send letters to the editor to eic@stanforddaily.com, op-eds to
manipulative social engineer, I was thrilled at      GoodCrush. This Web site offers a similarly            editorial@stanforddaily.com and photos or videos to multimedia@stanforddaily.com.
the prospect of having an Internet source to         revealing glimpse into the anonymous world
update me on my campus gossip, and this              of student interactions. It allows users to
Web site promised to give me intimate de-            anonymously e-mail an invitation to their
tails into peoples’ lives that I could then          crushes, who can then join the Web site and
leverage against them for my own social gain.        list their own crushes. The initial user is then                                                                INNOVATE AMERICA
    Sadly, though, I found that the site was         notified of a match.The site also has a missed
being used for a very different purpose. Col-        connections forum, where students can pine

                                                                                                                           Remaking the Global Climate
lege ACB essentially offers an electronic for-       for each other and express their disappoint-
mat of what is available to students on Stan-        ment at not having connected.
ford’s restroom walls. To clarify, whenever I            GoodCrush does not seem to be populat-
require a dose of racism and middle school           ed by the same uninventive morons who troll
sexual humor unavailable to me in most cam-
pus discourse, I go to the bathroom. Written
in marker on the walls of most stalls, one will
normally find conversations and diatribes
                                                     College ACB. Instead, most missed connec-
                                                     tions discourse is rather witty, such as that of
                                                     the girl who noticed an attractive boy at
                                                     Wushu practice: “Spotted: Boy with sharp
                                                                                                                                  Framework
heavily peppered with racial slurs,genital ref-      moves.Will you let me play with your sword?

                                                                                                         T
erences and sketches of fellatio. (I’m hopeful       I want to handle it with as much finesse as                 wo months ago, hundreds of world                                                                            ployment and infrastructure of low-carbon
that this only applies to men’s restrooms.)          you.”                                                       leaders and tens of thousands of ac-                                                                        technology? What hurdles will those policies
    This is only surprising to me because we             The two Web sites demonstrate an in-                    tivists gathered in Copenhagen to craft                                                                     confront, and what is each country’s low-car-
go to Stanford, the paragon of politically cor-      escapable truth about ourselves and people          a new global treaty to replace the Kyoto Pro-                                                                       bon technological roadmap? How will the
rect tolerance and diversity among the San           in general: anonymity makes us very honest.         tocol in 2012. Green groups put on a specta-                                                                        policies be structured, and how can nations
Jose-area private university set. The surpris-       The absence of personal repercussions for           cle — yes, Greenpeace even docked two of                                                Teryn                       productively collaborate and compete on tech-
ing dialogue on our bathroom walls is noth-          admissions made on bathroom walls and on-           its famous boats nearby to “help in pushing                                             Norris                      nological development? These are the kind of
ing in comparison to College ACB. Included           line forums gives people the ability to freely      the delegates” — and some observers de-                                                                             critical questions that should be negotiated.
in the discussion topics are “Who is the slut-       express themselves. Turns out that “express-        clared it a make or break event in global cli-                                                                          Some advocates claim that if the U.S. Sen-
tiest girl on campus,”“Mexicans: why do they         ing oneself” to some Stanford students              mate history.                                                                                                       ate passes climate legislation similar to the
always smell like burritos” and “Who wants           means either openly indulging in racism and             Today, there is strikingly little to show for                                                                   American Clean Energy & Security Act
to blow me in Zapata’s 2nd floor bathroom?”          gratuitous sexual references — or hoping            the whole affair, momentum has slowed to a               the better the chances are.”                               (ACESA), the UNFCCC will achieve a
These are conversations between Stanford             that the cute girl or guy in lecture has an in-     crawl and hardly anyone is discussing the af-                The second overarching problem was the                 breakthrough. But little evidence suggests
students.                                            terest in missed connections Web sites that         termath. For good reason: the Copenhagen                 policy framework. For nearly two decades,                  that China, India and other countries will re-
    It is fair to assume that because we go to       will bring you two together.                        Accord is basically a voluntary agreement                the dominant national and global policy ap-                spond by implementing strong binding tar-
such a progressive university we have the                This is not to condemn either of the two        with obscure objectives, and its impact will be          proach to climate change mitigation has de-                gets, or that signatories will even uphold their
privilege of being isolated from idiots. I guess     Web sites. GoodCrush, if anything, presents a       negligible. Michael Cutajar, the former chair-           pended on establishing strong, “legally bind-              emissions targets. ACESA is weak technolo-
that is not true. College ACB provides a win-        positive tool for patching the gaps in our ex-      man of the United Nations Framework Con-                 ing” caps on carbon dioxide pollution, partic-             gy policy at best, given that its clean energy
dow into the intellectual maturity of some           istences as billiard balls bouncing off one an-     vention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ne-                   ularly through cap and trade and other meas-               investments represent only a small fraction
Stanford students. Your good friends, your           other. I have misgivings about acknowledg-          gotiation group, said that “Beyond the lack of           ures aimed at making fossil fuels more ex-                 of expert consensus, and not the kind of ex-
RA or the smart fellow sitting next to you in        ing the contribution of College ACB to cam-         clarity in its drafting, its main weakness is the        pensive.                                                   ample we want to set for the world.
lecture might be the very same people rank-          pus life, but ultimately I believe that the exis-   lack of ambition and identifying responsibil-                Today, the writing is on the wall: the Kyoto               The irony is that while the U.S. and Eu-
ing the sororities by sexual promiscuity or          tence of an open forum that allows us to see        ities . . . Who should do what, and when, in             Protocol failed to achieve significant emis-               rope continue playing the accountants game
imploring Latinos to “go sell some strawber-         who we really share our school with is a pos-       order to limit warming to two degrees?”                  sions reductions, even with a “legally-bind-               of targets and timetables,Asian governments
ries on campus drive.”                               itive. And it turns out that maybe honesty              What went wrong at Copenhagen? As I                  ing” agreement.As President Obama himself                  are the ones beginning to move forward with
    Is it troubling that these same students are     isn’t the best policy.                              recently argued on BBC World View, the out-              noted in his post-Copenhagen press confer-                 serious technology policies, investing mas-
the future intellectual leaders of the world?                                                            come was primarily the result of a flawed                ence, “Kyoto was legally binding and every-                sive amounts in clean-tech development and
This caliber of dialogue would be unsurpris-         Nikola Milanovic is a funny name. Ask him           UNFCCC process and policy framework.                     body still fell short anyway.” Copenhagen                  deployment — while the U.S. falls behind.
ing in a trailer park, but among Stanford stu-       what ethnicity he is at nikm@stanford.edu.          The first and most obvious problem was                   failed to produce a binding treaty, even with              This is motivated not by climate mitigation
                                                                                                         imagining that 192 countries — some of                   great pressure and expectations. If the world              nor international law, of course, but econom-
                                                                                                         which represent thousands of times more                  moves ahead with this approach once again,                 ic competitiveness.We should leverage these
                                                                                                         people than others — could produce a                     negotiations will again fail to produce a                  efforts to motivate the policies we need in the
                                           O P-E D                                                       meaningful climate mitigation treaty. The                meaningful outcome.                                        U.S. and abroad, and to develop a new global
                                                                                                         UNFCCC process is kind of like the U.S. Sen-                 The time has come to remake the global                 climate framework.
                                                                                                         ate (today one of the most dysfunctional na-             climate policy framework to focus on global                    Ultimately, technology policy is the single
                                                                                                         tional legislative bodies in the world) but at           energy technology policy. Instead of debat-                the most important lever the world has for

Curbing Transphobic Humor                                                                                least four times as complicated.
                                                                                                             There is growing consensus that global cli-
                                                                                                         mate mitigation policy should be moved into
                                                                                                         a setting like the G-20 or Major Economies
                                                                                                                                                                  ing emissions targets and timetables like ac-
                                                                                                                                                                  countants, we need the largest emitters to
                                                                                                                                                                  think like engineers and concentrate on iden-
                                                                                                                                                                  tifying specific technical hurdles and mobiliz-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             overcoming this challenge. The good news is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             that our civilization possesses enormous ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pacities for invention and innovation — now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             we must develop a global climate policy

 in Stanford Performances                                                                                Forum on Energy & Climate (the members
                                                                                                         of which effectively constitute a super-major-
                                                                                                         ity of the world). David Victor, a former Stan-
                                                                                                         ford professor and leading international en-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing the resources to solve them. Most impor-
                                                                                                                                                                  tantly, policymakers need to focus on the
                                                                                                                                                                  goal of “making clean energy cheap,” or as
                                                                                                                                                                  Google puts it, “renewable energy cheaper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             framework that finally puts them to good use.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Teryn Norris is a weekly columnist for The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stanford Daily, Director of Americans for En-


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         s a queer activist, I am delighted to       healthy part of an artist’s repertoire. Let me      ergy expert, recently put it this way: “With a           than coal.”                                                ergy Leadership and Senior Advisor at the
         see Stanford’s live arts groups more        say that another way: gender-play can be fab-       deal this complicated and difficult, the fewer               How much money will each major emitter                 Breakthrough Institute. E-mail him at tnor-
         aware than ever of how they deal with       ulous. Stanford’s Queer-Straight Alliance           countries you need to reach an agreement,                put on the table to invest in development, de-             ris2@stanford.edu.
jokes around sexual orientation. For the             each year hosts Genderf?k, a drag show gala
most part, I can see them making a conscious         which is indeed fabulous. But the difference
effort to curb heterosexist remarks and              here is that Genderf?k probes and decon-
humor in their dialog and skits. Of course, I        structs the gender binary (the idea that gen-
still see assertion of hyper-masculinity             der only comes in two flavors: man and
through the rejection of gayness, the pigeon-        woman), while less self-aware performances
holing of lesbians as stone butches, and the         only reinforce hurtful norms. And the most
use of female bisexuals as fodder for straight       insidious part of this kind of transphobia is
male fantasies. We operate in a framework            that it largely goes unchallenged, and most of
where heterosexuality is the norm and often          us don’t even register it as a fundamentally
our ideas about attraction and sexuality go          offensive.
unquestioned. Accordingly, all these tropes,             Everyone is negatively affected by gen-
and more, are still used — I just see them de-       der policing in media and performances.
creasing in frequency. Instead, I’m seeing           Perpetuating ideas about gender norms
now a different, alarming trend: Stanford arts       boxes us in, and makes us believe there is
groups are using gender identity as a source         only one right way to be a man or woman.
of humor.                                            Yet these norms disproportionately impact
    Perhaps I should offer some examples. I          queer people, and especially trans-folk. Last
have seen shows that used men dressed in             week was transgender awareness week on
wigs and high heels as stand-ins for “really         campus, hosted by the Emma Goldman So-
ugly girls.” This type of drag is not playful,       ciety for Queer Liberation. One of the
and insults both women and trans women. (A           guidelines discussed for being a better trans
note to my readers: trans is an abbreviation         ally was not to tolerate transphobic remarks
of transgender, which is an umbrella term            or humor in public spaces.We would not tol-
that encompasses anything outside of the             erate outwardly racist, homophobic, or sex-
norm that dictates that XY-chromosomed               ist comments in our performances (I hope),
people must be men and XX-chromosomed                so why should transphobic ones be treated
people, women. Trans women, then, refers to          any differently?
individuals born biologically male but identi-           I realize that gender norms are deeply en-
fy as women, regardless of their surgical sta-       trenched in our culture, and that many of us
tus). I have seen skits that imply that athletic,    don’t give them a second thought on a day-
overly masculine women “have more balls”             to-day basis. I’m not asking that everyone im-
than many of their male companions. I have           mediately break out of this framework
seen dialogs in which the “dangerous sur-            (though that would be wonderful!). I am just
prise” a girl was hiding from her male partner       hoping to highlight several instances of trans-
was that she was biologically male. I have           phobia on our campus. This is a case where
seen too many performances that focus on             we can take immediate action. If you or your
guessing at or questioning an individual’s           friends are in performing arts groups, I ask
gender based on the presence of a mustache           that you speak up when you know that some-
or certain body characteristics. Yes, these are      thing is off and the gender jokes have gone
only instances of theatrical groups showing          too far. If you are uncertain whether a certain
off their creativity, but in doing so they deval-    performance borders on offensive, seek ad-
ue the identities of several members of our          vice from groups like Emma Goldman and
community.                                           Queer-Straight Alliance. Yes, I’m asking for
    I am not one to curb free sexual expres-         some extra work on your parts, dear readers,
sion, or put a damper on anyone’s fun. I think       but I feel you’re smart, talented, and compas-
a certain level of gender transgression (or          sionate enough to handle it.
gender****ing as it’s often called) and ques-
tioning can be a free-spirited and quite                       — JANANI BALASUBRAMANIAN ‘12
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SPORTS
                                                         WOMEN’S BASKETBALL                                                                                           WOMEN’S BASKETBALL                                                             Jacob


 NORTHWEST SWEEP
                                                                                                                                                                      2/14 vs. Washington State W 98-67                                              Jaffe
                                                                                                                                                                      UP NEXT                                                                        Fields of Failure
                                                                                                                                                                      OREGON

    Card defeats Huskies,                               leading scorers,Sami Whitcomb and Kristi King-
                                                        ma, had been kept to just eight and zero points,
                                                                                                               figures and Appel turning in her fourth straight
                                                                                                               double-double,this time coming before halftime.
                                                                                                                                                                      (16-8, 7-5 Pac-10)
                                                                                                                                                                      2/18       Maples Pavilion 7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                      GAME NOTES: The No. 2 Cardinal dominated the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NBC is
                                                        respectively.                                              The game looked close halfway through the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ruining the
                                                                                                                                                                      Cougars on Valentine’s Day to improve to 50-0 all

     Cougars on the road                                    Washington actually outrebounded the Car-
                                                        dinal 35-33 over the whole contest, but this game
                                                        was about defense. Stanford had the upper hand
                                                                                                               first period with the teams separated by just three
                                                                                                               points at 24-21,but by the end of the half the Car-
                                                                                                               dinal led 50-28.At that point, the writing seemed
                                                                                                                                                                      time against Washington State. Stanford will host Ore-
                                                                                                                                                                      gon on Thursday to start its final home series of the
                                                                                                                                                                      regular season.
               By TOM TAYLOR                            with 29 defensive rebounds compared to the             to be on the wall for Washington State.
            CONTRIBUTING WRITER

    The Cardinal women swept the Washington
                                                        Huskies’ 21,with 11 of those boards picked up by
                                                        Appel.
                                                            “She’s showing everyone why she is an All-
                                                                                                                   Sophomore guard Jazmine Perkins did all
                                                                                                               she could to narrow the gap for the Cougars,
                                                                                                               eventually scoring a game-high 26 points, but
                                                                                                                                                                     minute I’m on the court.I have 51 days left.When
                                                                                                                                                                     I am out there I want to make the most out of
                                                                                                                                                                     every minute.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Olympics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E
schools over Valentine’s Day weekend to go four         American,” said Stanford head coach Tara Van-          with reigning Pac-10 Player of the Week sopho-            After an injury-stricken January, the Cardi-
games ahead of second-place UCLA in the con-            Derveer.“She’s getting it done at both ends of the     more guard April Cook shut out by Stanford,           nal women’s basketball program seems to be in                        SPN is one of my best friends.
ference with only five contests remaining.              floor.”                                                the game was lost.                                    good health. Both starting seniors, Appel and                        Yes, I realize how pathetic
    Stanford (23-1, 13-0 Pac-10) held Washington            Appel was not alone, as redshirt senior guard          The Cardinal dominated inside, outrebound-        Gold-Onwude, are playing at the top of their                         that may sound,but it’s true.I
(9-14, 4-9) to a 58-38 loss on Friday before crush-     Rosalyn Gold-Onwude had the task of marking            ing its opposition 51-29 and outscoring WSU 61-       form, junior guard Jeanette Pohlen scored dou-                       spend hours a day watching
ing Washington State (6-18, 1-12) 98-67 on Sun-         Kingma. The Queens, New York native kept               32 in the paint. Appel and sophomore forward          ble figures in both of last weekend’s games and                      ESPN and hours more
day to bring up the chance of sealing the confer-       Kingma scoreless, allowing her to take just four       Nnemkadi Ogwumike posted scores of 25 and             from the bench VanDerveer has an increasing               browsing ESPN.com, and I’m fine with
ence this week in the final two regular season          field goal attempts, all of which she missed.          21, respectively.                                     number of options.                                        that. I love reading about sports and
games at Maples Pavilion.                                   “We’re not like a flashy, pressing, trapping           “When it comes down to it, there was just too         Redshirt junior guard JJ Hones played over            watching sports and analyzing sports,
    All-American senior forward Jayne Appel             [defense],” VanDerveer said. “We’re more of a          much Jayne,”VanDerveer said.“She has a sense          20 minutes on Friday and freshman forward                 so ESPN is the place for me.
broke the hearts of two teams that have struggled       grit, grind-it-out, position-playing defense.”         of urgency and you can’t underestimate the sense      Joslyn Tinkle notched up her first double-double              Unfortunately,for the past few days,
in the Pac-10, posting her best two-game stretch            That grit was apparent when Gold-Onwude            of urgency.”                                          in her Cardinal career after just 17 minutes of           ESPN has become my enemy.
of the year with an average of 21.5 points and 13.5     received a cut above her eye midway through the            Appel’s return to form since the midway           play on Sunday. The future looks bright, as the               Why?
rebounds. She earned Pac-10 Player of the Week          second period for her defensive efforts, but after     point of Pac-10 play should be a worry to every       team seems to be peaking just as the postseason               Because it’s Olympics time. And
honors for her efforts.                                 a couple of minutes of treatment came back into        other contending team. She may have already           comes into view.                                          while people all over will point out that
    Friday’s game marked a season-low offensive         the thick of the action.                               written herself into the history books of Stanford        Stanford returns to campus this week for its          the Winter Olympics aren’t nearly as
output for Stanford, but more significant than its          While the first game of the weekend was a          basketball, but she knows this will be her last       last conference home games, facing Oregon on              fun as the Summer Olympics, they’re
small haul of 58 points was the fact it held the        low-scoring affair, on Sunday the Cardinal post-       chance to claim a national title.                     Thursday and then Oregon State on Saturday.               still a major event and they can still be
Huskies to just 36.At halftime Washington was 4-        ed its third highest point-total of the year against       “It’s my senior year,” Appel said. “I think                                                                 thrilling to watch.
31 from the floor, and by the final buzzer its two      the Cougars, with five players scoring in double       about that every day. I think about it every          Contact Tom Taylor at tom.taylor@stanford.edu.                Unless you already know the re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sults.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   See, NBC has a monopoly on

                                                                                                                                                               SOFTBALL                                                        Olympics coverage, so it chooses to


  NO MAGIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               maximize its ratings by tape delaying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               events so they can be shown in prime-

                                                                                                                                                               Card starts the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               time. This means that, even though we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               West Coasters are in the same time



  AT MAPLES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               zone as the actual events in Vancouver,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               we have to watch the events three

                                                                                                                                                               season hot, but                                                 hours later than people on the East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Coast.Yet again,my sports life has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ruined by East Coast bias.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   What does ESPN have to do with
     Card suffers first home conference loss
                         By HALEY MURPHY
                                                                                                                                                               falls to Hawaii                                                 this? Well, ESPN gets the results when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               they happen,and,being a media source
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that strives to be first to a story,displays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the results immediately.This effectively
                        SENIOR STAFF WRITER                                                                                                                                    By KABIR SAWHNEY                                means that anyone who checks
                                                                                                                                                                                     DESK EDITOR                               ESPN.com or watches SportsCenter or
    Until Saturday, there were two Pac-10 teams still hunting for                                                                                                                                                              even glances at ESPN’s Bottom Line
their first conference road win: Stanford and the University of                                                                                                    The Stanford softball team opened up its season             will inevitably have the day’s Olympic
Washington. But that number dwindled to one when the Huskies                                                                                                   this weekend in Honolulu, Hawaii as one of four                 results ruined before ever having a
found that elusive victory on none other than the Cardinal’s home                                                                                              teams competing in the Paradise Softball Classic.The            chance to watch them happen.
turf, beating Stanford 78-61.                                                                                                                                  tournament saw the Cardinal take on Hawaii (3-2),                   In reality,this isn’t ESPN’s fault,and
    Stanford (11-14, 5-8 Pac-10) opened up an early lead, making it                                                                                            McNeese State (1-4) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi                I know it. ESPN is doing what many
8-2 by the 17:40 mark. Sophomore guard Jeremy Green had five of                                                                                                (2-3) in five games over three days. No. 10 Stanford            media sources do, and plenty of people
these first eight, but both his personal and the team’s success proved                                                                                         (4-1) won its first four games but lost in the tourna-          are content with learning the results of
fleeting: Green did not score again in the half, and the Cardinal’s                                                                                            ment final to Hawaii.                                           the Olympics through ESPN and not
lead evaporated as the Huskies (17-8, 7-6) pulled even within two                                                                                                  Stanford started                                            even watching them. Even NBC’s own
minutes.                                                                                                                                                       the weekend off on                                              website announced Bode Miller’s
    Head coach Johnny Dawkins noted that the collapse of early
play set a trend for the rest of the game.
                                                                                                                                                               a high note, taking         SOFTBALL                            bronze medal before NBC aired his
                                                                                                                                                               its first game by a                                             event.
    “We got off to an absolutely bad start,” said Dawkins. “And our                                                                                            final score of 10-2 in 2/13 vs. HAWAII L 11-5                       And I suppose it’s up to me to avoid
free throw shooting [11 for 24] was pretty bad tonight.That stuff be-                                                                                          five innings over
comes contagious. One guy misses, then the next guy misses a cou-                                                                                              Corpus Christi.             UP NEXT                             finding out what happens each day in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Olympics before watching it. I
ple — and leads are being built while that’s happening.”                                                                                                       Freshman shortstop                                              could just watch NBC and only NBC
    But Green was not the only guy missing. Senior Landry Fields
didn’t have a field goal in the first 14 minutes of play, and by the half,
                                                                                                                                                               Jenna Rich and sen-         STANFORD NIKE                       for the next two weeks and none of the
not a single Stanford player had reached double digits. (Despite his
                                                                                                                                                               ior catcher Rosey
                                                                                                                                                               Neill led the Cardi-        INVITATIONAL                        results would be spoiled for me. And
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that’s exactly what NBC wants.
cold streak, Fields still led Stanford with eight points.)                                                                                                     nal offense with 2/19-2/21                                          But you know what? I want to be
    Difficulty at the line was also apparent from early on, as Stanford                                                                                        three hits apiece. Smith Family Stadium                         able to watch ESPN,or any other chan-
missed its first six free throws and went on to shoot six-for-14 from                                                                                          Rich hit the game’s                                             nel for that matter. I want to be able to
the stripe in the first half, as compared to U-Dub’s 13 of 17. More-                                                                                           only homerun.              GAME TIMES: Stanford’s games —       flip between moguls and the NBA All-
over, Stanford only snagged four offensive boards in the first peri-                                                                                               Stanford’s pitch- Friday: Illinois, 2:30 p.m. & UC          Star Game (defense sold separately),
od and was subsequently outscored 11-0 on second-chance oppor-                                                                                                 ing was equally im-                  Riverside, 4:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or to watch college basketball high-
tunities.                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday: Nevada, 11:15 a.m. &
                                                                                                                                                               pressive in the sea-                 Sacramento State, 1:30     lights in between speed skating races.
    The comedy of errors led to a 43-32 deficit at intermission, but                                                                                           son opener. Junior                                              And I think I have the right to do so
                                                                                                                                                                                                    p.m.
Dawkins’ halftime speech wasn’t quite enough to lift the Card.                                                                                                 Ashley Chinn and Sunday: Fresno State, 3:45 p.m.                without seeing medal results before I
    Immediately after the break, Stanford missed eight of its first 10                                                     MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer       freshman Teagan                                                 see the races.
scoring opportunities, including three from long range and three                Senior forward Landry Fields, number two above, tied teammate                  Gerhart combined                                                    So this all comes back to NBC.NBC
layups.                                                                                                                                                        to shut down Corpus Christi’s offense, allowing a               is the reason I get so many results ru-
    “We’ve got to do a better job of finishing around the basket,”              Jeremy Green, a sophomore guard, for a team-high 17 points on Sat-
                                                                                                                                                               total of three hits. Chinn allowed no runs in three in-         ined for me, and NBC doesn’t care at
Dawkins said.“We had some opportunities . . . and those are things              urday. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Cardinal fell to the Huskies.         nings while striking out six, while Gerhart allowed             all. The network pays a huge sum of
you’ve got to convert. To win, you have to make plays like that.”                                                                                              two runs over her two innings of work in her Stanford           money to be the sole broadcaster of the
    “We gave up too many second-chance points in the first half,”               Green alone went one-for-nine.                                                 debut.                                                          Games, and it does so because of the
Dawkins continued. “But mainly we didn’t make our free throws                      “They did a good job of pushing up on him — they tried to speed                 The next day, the Cardinal returned for two more            enormous amount of money and pres-
and we had a couple missed finishes. That’s the bottom line: I think            him up, and he has to learn [as he develops] that you don’t settle in          games against McNeese State and Hawaii.As expect-               tige it gets in return. And to maximize
it would’ve been very close if we made those plays.”                            those situations,” Dawkins said of Green.“We need his bravado, his             ed, Stanford rolled against the Cowgirls, winning an-           this revenue, it saves the biggest events
    Fields and Green both finished with 17, and sophomore Jack                  wanting to do things on his own out there, because that can be con-            other mercy-rule shortened game.The offense rapid-              for primetime, which means delaying
Trotter put up another 10, but they were outshone by the four Wash-             tagious for us, too.”                                                          ly scored runs, starting with senior outfielder Alissa          them several hours, especially for peo-
ington players in double digits: forwards Justin Holiday (10), Matt                Despite less-than-stellar numbers for the Cardinal, the Huskies,            Haber’s leadoff home run. Sophomore outfielder                  ple on the West Coast.
Bryan-Amaning (11) and Quincy Pondexter (18) went to work in-                   too, were far from perfect. Washington grew quiet at the 17-minute             Maya Burns led all Stanford hitters with three RBIs.                This obviously makes sense for
side to help the Huskies finish with 26 points in the paint and 17 sec-         mark in the second half, allowing a 9-1 run from Stanford to shrink                In her first collegiate start, Gerhart was impres-          NBC, because the most people watch
ond-chance points.Five-foot-eight guard Isaiah Thomas led all scor-             UW’s lead to two at 50-48. A dunk by Bryan-Amaning reignited                   sive in shutting down the McNeese State lineup. She             at primetime (hence the name) and
ers with 20, and the Huskies’ bench also offered another 17.                    Washington’s offense, but the game stayed close for the next four              allowed only three hits and no runs and pitched the             therefore NBC gets the most money
    “Give Washington credit,” Dawkins said. “They came in, they                 minutes.                                                                       entire game. The Cardinal took home the win with a              and publicity for the Games at that
played their game — they were aggressive defensively, they were                    For Fields, the 17-point difference at home made the game no                final score of 9-0 in five innings.                             time.NBC doesn’t care if the couch po-
attacking offensively, and that’s what they do. I think it’s something          more or less frustrating than the close losses on the road that have               The Card’s first real test of the weekend came on           tato has to wait longer and risk hearing
that wore us down during the 40-minute game, the sheer depth that               plagued the Cardinal recently.                                                 Friday afternoon against Hawaii. Unlike its first two           the results.
they have.”                                                                        “Every loss is frustrating,” he said.“You want to win everything.”          games, the Stanford offense struggled against                       I care, though. In an age where the
    The aggressive defense by UW kept the Card especially silent                                                                                               Hawaii’s pitching. It only managed to get six hits and          majority of people have some sort of
from behind the arc, as Stanford went four-for-18 on threes, and                Contact Haley Murphy at hmmurphy@stanford.edu.                                 two runs (one of them unearned) off Hawaii’s                    VCR, TiVo or DVR, everyone has a
                                                                                                                                                               Stephanie Ricketts.                                             chance to watch the Olympics when
                                                                                                                                                                   However, Stanford’s pitching continued to be                they happen,and not just at primetime.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING                                                                                                                                               dominant. In her second start in as many days, Chinn
                                                                                                                                                               completely shut down Hawaii’s hitters for the full
                                                                                                                                                               seven innings. She allowed only one hit and gave up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Especially on weekends like this past
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               one, NBC could get tons of viewers at


Card exceeds expectations, crushes Cal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               noon for an event without having to
                                                                                                                                                               three walks while setting down 10 batters on strikes.           delay coverage until eight.
                                                                                                                                                               On the back of this performance, Stanford took its                  This is not a revolutionary concept,
                                                                                                                                                               third straight victory, 2-0, and won the first seed for         either. Take ESPN’s coverage of the
            By KABIR SAWHNEY                          tight affair, with Stanford holding a slim six-     “With more rest,I think I’ll be able to go faster    Sunday’s playoff.                                               Australian Open. Sure, it’s a smaller
                DESK EDITOR                           point lead halfway through the meet.The Car-        [in the postseason].”                                    The Cardinal opened up Sunday’s knockout                    event than the Olympics, but it’s still a
                                                      dinal notched a big win in the 200-yard                 When asked if she was worried about Cal’s        round with a decisive 5-2 victory over A&M-Corpus               Grand Slam. ESPN showed live cover-
    After two weeks of anticipation, the Big          freestyle when Stanford senior Julia Smit beat      early lead,head coach Lea Maurer responded,          Christi. Rich once again led the offense, with two              age AND tape delayed coverage so
Meet was somewhat anticlimactic. No. 4 Stan-          Cal’s Sara Isakovic by more than a second.          “A little bit. I wouldn’t want to change my          home runs in back-to-back at-bats. Neill also con-              that intense fans and casual fans could
ford and No. 5 California were expected to            Isakovic won a silver medal in the 200-meter        preparation,but I did think that we were good        tributed with two RBIs.                                         watch it when they desired.
wage a close, back-and-forth battle. Instead,         free in the 2008 Olympics.                          but not great. I thought that we had to find a           On the mound, Gerhart and Chinn combined                        The Winter Olympics are in Van-
the Cardinal (9-0,5-0 Pac-10) thoroughly dom-            The 100-yard breaststroke was also closely       way at the end of our races to get a few touch-      again to shut down the Islanders’ offense. Gerhart              couver, not Sydney, so live coverage
inated its Bay Area rival, winning the meet by        contested, with junior Liz Smith dueling Cal’s      outs . . . the close ones weren’t going our way.”    got the start and allowed only one earned run over six          would be at 3 p.m.instead of 3 a.m.Peo-
a final score of 167-131.                             Caitlin Leverenz.The meet came down to the              After a short break, the teams returned to       innings, striking out five batters and walking none.            ple all over the country would love to
    While Cal (5-2,3-2) is the defending nation-      final touch-out, with Leverenz beating Smith        the pool for the 100 free, which culminated in           While the Cardinal was expected to roll past                watch the events live, and those that
al champion,it came into Saturday’s meet with         by a .02-second margin.The Bears took the 50        another close finish. Dwelley won the race by        Hawaii to the Paradise Softball Classic champi-                 could not could either record them or
a weaker record than the Cardinal.The Gold-           free in a similarly close fashion,with Liv Jensen   .03 seconds over freshman teammate Andi              onship, the Rainbow Wahine refused to go down eas-              watch them in primetime on tape delay.
en Bears had also lost a meet two weeks ago           beating junior Kate Dwelley by .14 seconds.         Murez and by .25 seconds over Jensen. From           ily. In a big upset, Hawaii came alive and pounded                  NBC has many networks showing
against No. 9 Southern California, a team that           “Liv and I have been swimming against            there,the Cardinal only lost one more event en       Stanford in the final, winning the game 11-5.                   the Olympics (NBC, CNBC, MSNBC,
Stanford later defeated by a wide margin.             each other for a long time and she tends to be
    At the start, the meet looked set to be a         better at the shorter things,” Dwelley said.                 Please see WSWIM, page 8                                Please see SOFTBALL, page 8                                Please see JAFFE, page 8
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MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
                                                                                               WSWIM                                                                                                                                                              JAFFE
                                                                                                                                            miscounted,”she continued.“I was just                                       Maurer said that her current plan is
                                                                                                                                            trying to focus on getting to the end of                                 to rest the team so it can be fully pre-

Stanford defeats                                                                               Continued from page 7
                                                                                                                                            the race.”
                                                                                                                                                In their last meet at Stanford, Smit
                                                                                                                                            and fellow senior Elaine Breeden did
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pared for the Pac-10 tournament, set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for Feb. 24 in Long Beach, Calif.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I’m more confident about their
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pair of SoCal rivals
                                                                                                                                            not fail to impress. Smit won the 200                                    tenacity,” she said. “You talk all the
                                                                                               route to the victory.                        free, the 200-yard backstroke and the                                    time about digging deep and finding a        USA, etc.), so it’s not as though it
                                                                                                   The biggest upset of the afternoon       200-yard individual medley while                                         way,but it comes down to execution.I’ll      wouldn’t have enough space to show
                                                                                               came in the 500 free. Two Cal stand-         Breeden took the 100- and 200-yard                                       lead them to the last 15 meters or to the    live and tape delayed events. And
                                                                                               outs, Isakovic and Lauren Boyle,             butterfly.                                                               races and then they’ve got to find a way     NBC would not lose any viewers or
      By CLAUDIA PRECIADO                         “It was important getting Spencer            came in as favorites and were poised             With the win, Stanford also sealed                                   — and they found a way today. If they        money by showing more events live,
             STAFF WRITER                     [McLachlin] back. He’s a great player            to retake the momentum from Stan-            its second consecutive undefeated                                        keep doing what they did today in            because viewers would still be watch-
                                              — a steady passer and a great hitter,”           ford. But freshman Natalie Durant            dual-meet season and its third in four                                   terms of swimming with a lot of heart        ing NBC.
    The No.5 Stanford men’s volleyball        Lawson said.                                     swam a career-best 4:45.17 from the          years. In that span, Maurer’s squad has                                  and not over-thinking things, we’ll be           So come on, NBC. Don’t you want
team took a stand this weekend and                Looking for a comeback, UCLA                 second lane to win the race by nearly        gone 46-1 in dual meets. However, the                                    dangerous.”                                  to be my friend too?
crushed No. 3 UCLA (30-24, 30-23, 30-         kicked off the set on the attack and held        a second over junior teammate Kelsey         Cardinal’s primary focus remains on
24) and defending NCAA champion               the lead until McLachlin tied it up 11-          Ditto.While Isakovic held the lead for       the postseason tournaments. Indeed,                                      Contact Kabir Sawhney at ksawhney@           Jacob Jaffe clearly has no real friends.
No. 11 UC-Irvine (30-25, 21-30, 30-28,        11.While the Bruins offense stay close-          the first half of the race, Durant pow-      despite last year’s undefeated record                                    stanford.edu.                                E-mail him at jwjaffe@stanford.edu.
30-26). The wins extend the Cardinal’s        with a few crucial kills, Lawson ended           ered back in the second half to draw         — which included a road victory over
win streak at home to four games.             the set at 30-24 for the match victory.          even with 200 yards left, and finally        Cal — Stanford only managed to fin-




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    “Our confidence is back after losing          After a 3-0 sweep, the Card moved            grab the lead in the final 150 yards.        ish fourth at the NCAA tournament.
to Santa Barbara and Northridge. We           on to the defending champions on Sat-                “It came as a surprise,”Durant said.         “We’re just trying to go in with a
were so close in those two matches,”          urday for a clutch win.                          “I wasn’t even sure during the race          great attitude with the team,” Durant
said sophomore outsider hitter Brad               In a strong start to set one, a four-        until the last bell whether I was winning    said.“The team’s been doing absolute-
Lawson. “To come back and beat                point run and kills from Werner,                 or not. I was just trying to beat the girl   ly fantastic this season and I’m really
UCLA and UC-Irvine shows that we              McLachlin, Lawson and Shoji posi-                next to me.”                                 excited to see what we can do in the
are getting back on track to our goal         tioned Stanford with a 13-7 lead. Un-                “I was actually a bit worried that I’d   coming meets.”
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WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Card tops Sonoma State
         By CLAUDIA LOPEZ
       CONTRIBUTING WRITER
                                              to put goals in the cage,” Dries said re-
                                              garding the explosion during the third
                                                                                               of our team as we had so many different
                                                                                               people scoring throughout the game,”
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                                              period.“We knew we were better than              Dries said.
    It was a smashing performance this        how we started the game.”                            With six freshman, six sophomores,
weekend as the No.1 Stanford women’s              During the fourth period, Stanford           three juniors and four seniors, the team
water polo team crushed Sonoma State          was still riding on the momentum from            has a wide variety of players with differ-
(1-8) by a score of 17-6 on Saturday.
    Last weekend,the Cardinal (8-0) de-
feated Michigan, USC, San Jose State
                                              third period and scored goals, outnum-
                                              bering Sonoma’s single goal.
                                                  The Cardinal victory was made pos-
                                                                                               ent levels of experience; yet by the end
                                                                                               of the game each player seems to con-
                                                                                               tribute to continuing the team’s flawless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wed, Feb 17th @ 8PM
and UC-Berkeley. Momentum from                sible by a variety of players,demonstrat-        record.
winning the Stanford Invitational             ing the wide array of talent on this top-            The collaborative team effort                                                                Bldg 260-113 (Language Corner)
seemed to make the Cardinal win this          ranked team.Sophomore driver Pallavi             helped the Cardinal earn its eighth con-
weekend even more glorious. The first         Menon scored the most goals during               secutive win as it works toward the Na-
quarter was not the best of the entire        the game with a total of four.Freshman           tional Collegiate Championship and
                                              driver Victoria Kennedy also con-                MPSF Championship.
game, as the score was tied 4-4 by the
end of the period.                            tributed to the overwhelming Cardinal                “Every game is important to us de-
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    “I think it was execution,”said fresh-    victory by skipping in three shots of her        veloping as a team and getting to know
man two-meter Annika Dries. “We               own.                                             how we will perform in key situations,”
took a lot of shots early on that just did-       Freshman driver Vee Dunlevie,                Dries said.                                                   Students who attend and register to become ASPIRE
n’t convert.We knew we needed to step         freshman driver Jillian Garton and                   The last time Stanford women’s                                members will have immediate access to the
it up.”                                       sophomore two-meter Melissa Seide-               water polo team had a win this big was
    And the Cardinal did just that dur-       mann each scored two goals while soph-
                                              omore driver Mimi Bury, senior two-
                                                                                               on Jan. 31 at the NorCal Invitational,
                                                                                               when it beat Cal State Monterey 16-2
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ing the second period,outscoring Sono-
ma State 3-1 to give Stanford a 7-5 ad-       meter Alex Koran, freshman driver                and Pacific 19-8. However, most of the
vantage by halftime.                          Alexis Lee and sophomore driver                  Cardinal’s recent games have been won                                                                       One lucky student will win an
    During the third period, the Cardi-       Alyssa Lo each skipped in a single goal.         by at least three points.
nal dominated Sonoma State.Not a sin-             Also, during the first period and                With high hopes for the rest of the
gle shot made it into the Stanford net;       fourth period, junior goalkeeper Kim             season, the team will be having its next                          ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO BOSTON
however,unlike Sonoma State,the Car-          Hall saved a total of three shots.During         match against San Jose State at the San
dinal was able to skip six shots into the     the second and third period, freshman            Jose Aquatic Center Saturday at noon.                                           to attend the 2010 Urban Land Institute
Sonoma goal. Now with a huge advan-           goalkeeper Kate Baldoni had a whop-
tage,Stanford was set for a win.              ping five saves.                                 Contact Claudia Lopez at cllopez@stan-                                        Real Estate Summit and the SPIRE networking
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