U.K. Student News Platform Expands to Stanford University

By Richard Horgan Comment

Slick, easy to navigate and optimized for mobile. That’s the flavor of The Tab, a student news platform that, per The Stanford Daily, has recently gone live on the West Coast.

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When FishbowlNY jumped over to The Tab Stanford, the lead item was by Arden Pettit, his third so far for the site. The post details Monday night’s annual Dance With the Card event, for which Pettit also embedded several YouTube videos that he shot:

Every February the student athlete government group called Cardinal Council hosts a fundraiser for Camp Kesem, a week-long summer camp that hosts kids whose parents suffer from cancer.

To honor this great cause, the freshmen athletes for each team choreograph a three-minute dance to perform in front of an audience and three celebrity judges. One of the celebrity judges this year included Heisman Trophy finalist, Christian McCaffrey. In an American Idol-type format each team performs their dance and then receives a score out of ten from each judge.

The Tab, launched at Cambridge University in 2009, opened a Brooklyn bureau last summer and started its U.S. rollout on East Coast campuses. In the U.S. office and another one in London, a total paid staff of around 60 works with countless unpaid student writers like Pettit to curate the content.

Stanford Daily’s Jack Herrera has much more detail on how it all came together for The Tab at Stanford. Read the rest of his article here.

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