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Author Archives: Amanda Rizkalla

Amanda Rizkalla is a sophomore from East Los Angeles studying English and Chemistry. In addition to writing for the Daily, she is involved with the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program and is a Diversity Outreach Associate in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She loves to cook, bake, read, write and bike around campus.


Up until that point, I hadn’t considered the idea that people can have a telos too. It made me think — how do we go about defining our own? Would giving ourselves a telos cross the line between... Read More »


In the middle of finals week, does hearing “Don’t be stressed” help at all? Does a “Don’t take it so hard” in the face of failure or rejection ever help reverse feelings of inadequacy? Read More »


They’re smiling, they’re engaging, their focus is on the chalkboard. And you can see it on their faces — they’re learning. I couldn’t help but smile, too. Read More »