As you get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of your first year on the Farm, don’t forget to take time out of your hectic schedule of new friends, exams and random dance floor hookups to indulge in some of Stanford’s most cherished freshman year traditions.
But, if forced to decide, I would say ski trip has been the best experience of my year thus far. For two days, my dormmates and our fabulous RAs spent time relaxing in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe. It was a perfectly peaceful weekend – full of fuzzy ski socks, hot chocolate, skiing and plenty of naps.
Oh wait, did I say it was relaxing? I’m sorry, I meant crazy as hell.
On the surface, I’m writing this column to convince one of my best friends to pick Stanford over Yale and Harvard (how’s that for subtlety, Rachel?), but beyond that, this column is for every Stanford ProFro who is currently undecided about where to spend the next four years of his or her life. I can sympathize with the nervousness about having to choose by May 1. Fortunately for me, Stanford’s Admit Weekend 2010 ended on April 24 — a full week before the deadline. But fortunately for you, Class of 2015, I didn’t decide until April 30, either, so we’re essentially in the same boat.
Let’s face it – for most, Roxy included, the beginning of fall quarter is a time filled with utter and unfettered potential: from the cute guy upstairs to that hot rower down the hall to the programmer in her class that Roxy wants to pepper with talk both nerdy and dirty.
First off, despite how your freshman RAs may have sold it, unless you are planning an acid-fueled coke binge for the weekend, it is not Snow Trip. It’s Ski Trip…