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Monday, November 22, 2004
Stanford Concedes Defeat in School Rivalry
(CalStuff Reads the Stanford Daily so you Don't Have to!)
Thanks to the anonymous commenter who brought this to my attention. The Stanford Daily has published a column by two Stanford students:
Enough ballyhoo. What we’re here to say is that Stanford’s Cal-bashing is a load of nonsense. Rubbish. Malarkey. It’s more reflective of a pervasive inferiority complex than of any supposed superiority.They go on to list all the reasons why Berkeley is in fact better than Stanford, including:
-their "University Avenue is littered with overpriced chic restaurants catering to yuppie 20-something-folk, no fewer than three Persian rug stores and multiple independent theaters"
-while "Telegraph Avenue offers restaurants with the finest five-dollar plates of ethnic cuisine, record shops with sounds the likes of which your Dashboard Confe-ssional-loving emo self has never heard and homeless drug addicts, not the entrepreneur-gone-bust-in-the-dotcom-boom vagrants of Palo Alto."
Their conclusion, an only half-hearted defense of Stanford, explains why the columnists enjoy their time there:
In fact, we can’t wait to stay here another year. As much as this place pales in comparison to Berkeley, we’d still rather be here than there. It’s kind of like belonging to a country club. You recognize that you’re an undeserving privileged youngster and that everyone else is probably a hell of a lot more genuine and interesting than you, but shit, your membership was by invitation only. Suck on that.Email This Post!
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