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Aria Fischer

Spring quarter bucket list

The sun is out. The birds are chirping. It’s finally spring quarter! After a winter quarter that consisted of a heavy course load, permanent cloud coverage and lots of rain, I’m ready to get outside and enjoy my spring quarter. Without further ado, here is my bucket list full of fun activities for the upcoming…

Playing the sport I love with my sister

People always ask me: What’s it like playing on the same team as your sister? To be honest, it’s not really a question I’ve put much thought into, because playing water polo with Makenzie is just normal. My sister and I have always been on the same team, so I don’t really know what it’s…

What I love about Stanford as a student-athlete

If I had gone to a different college, my experience as a student-athlete would have been vastly different. Stanford approaches student-athletes differently than most universities, and its approach to athletics is partly what drew me to the university. Here are some things that I love about being a student-athlete at Stanford. You may be tired…

15 thoughts I have on rainy days

First of all, I should preface this article by saying that I’m from Southern California, where weather doesn’t exist. Because I’m used to sunny, 70-degree weather year-round, any amount of rain is a lot of rain, and at this point, it’s been raining at Stanford for over a week. And let me just tell you:…

Social media cleanse

More and more, the world seems to revolve around social media. Everyone, from my grandma to an elementary schooler, has an Instagram. Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat also seem to be universal. Social media consumes endless amounts of time and energy, including my own. I’ve always wanted to do a social media cleanse, and I figured…

Six questions non-student-athletes have about student-athletes

One of the great things about Stanford is that the university tries to create an environment where non-student-athletes and student-athletes can run in the same friend circles and share similar on campus experiences. Between my freshman dorm, my sorority and the Daily, I’ve been able to involve myself in communities that mix athletes and non-athletes.…

The “what do I major in” stress

When many people think of Stanford, they think of engineers, computer scientists and doctors. They think low acceptance rate, Silicon Valley, Snapchat and research. Stanford is synonymous with the cutting edge in technology, full of brilliant minds who constantly push the boundaries to advance our world. If Harvard makes the best lawyers, Stanford makes the…

The pros of being a freshman in a four-class dorm

Friday, August 11, 2017: I had been waiting for this day since I filled out the roommate and housing preferences form in spring. Today, Stanford would assign me to my freshman dorm! I paced inside my room, constantly refreshing my email. Eight a.m. passed into 9 a.m., which then passed into 10 a.m., until ……
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