Category: The Grinds

  • A real “mastermind”: Unpacking 13 of Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Model)” Easter eggs

    On Aug. 9, 2023, Taylor Swift introduced the discharge date of her re-recorded album “1989 (Taylor’s Model)” through the closing present of the Eras Tour’s first U.S. leg. Many already noticed it coming. Taylor Swift’s followers are notorious for being Swifties by day and detectives by night time, diligently following the paths of clues that…

  • ‘Pricey Boomer’: What ought to I even ask a boomer?

    50 years in the past, I rode my Kawasaki from Portola Valley onto campus, often squeaking into class simply on time. Whereas a lot has modified since then, one factor has remained fixed: our humanness. We nonetheless seek for that means and want connection. We nonetheless have desires and we nonetheless screw up. Within the final 50 years, as…

  • Why do I want to clarify my writing?

    Don’t publish that, Gheed!  It’s too direct. Too particular. This bothers me. I write about romance, life and residential as a result of they imply a lot to me that I wish to supply them a spot to dwell on ceaselessly. I don’t write to feed individuals’s egos, or to ship indicators. I don’t write…

  • A piece in progress

    I’ve nearly gotten used to all the development taking place all through campus. However as I bike previous a number of makeshift partitions and orange indicators, I can’t assist however really feel a well-recognized sense of gentle frustration as I’m pressured to make a detour. I strategy the slender passageway behind the Stanford Bookstore and…

  • How we make place

    On one in every of my first days at Stanford, as greater than 1,500 of us gathered in Memorial Auditorium to debate our assigned Three Books, I keep in mind elevating a shaky hand. “How can we, as transient college students, meaningfully contribute to the area people and restore the disruptive impacts of our presence?”…

  • The tip of the rat race

    Like most potential freshmen, after stepping into Stanford I discovered myself wading by Reddit to seek out out all the pieces I wanted to find out about scholar life. What I shortly discovered had been tales of burnout, of being omitted and of feeling like social life was nonexistent at Stanford. I instructed myself that…

  • On staying too lengthy on the truthful

    It’s simple to understand how you’re imagined to really feel while you begin faculty, however more durable when it ends.  The start of faculty is designed to make you’re feeling fortunate. Your RAs memorize your title. They inform you “Welcome dwelling,” regardless that you’ve by no means seen it earlier than. Even if you happen…

  • ‘Between the Black and White’: A significant

    “Between the Black and the White” explores completely different moods and emotions in each day life. It’s organized into completely different keys that set the tone for every particular piece. It tries to seize the microscopic tales of life and zoom in to look at each element. It’s late afternoon. We’re sitting on a rainbow-striped picnic…

  • An invite to rethink: The position of the theater

    Yonatan Laderman’s column “An Invitation to Rethink” examines the totally different components of a theater manufacturing with the intention to rethink life and theater with unorthodoxy. a stage has all levels in it after we fell from the skies into the wombs, nobody talked about how laborious the bottom was.  after I step in it’s all darkish, one lamp…

  • An invite to rethink: The function of the critic

    Yonatan Laderman’s column “An Invitation to Rethink” examines the totally different components of a theater manufacturing with a view to rethink life and theater with unorthodoxy. Theater is ephemeral. How will we even know that we’ve seen a present? We will say we keep in mind the present, as a collective. We share the reminiscence…