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A friend in 5-Sure

  The drivers at 5-SURE don’t mind if you’re a regular. In fact, they are more than happy to pick you up, whether it’s your first time calling or a thrice-weekly habit. Students United for Risk Elimination (5-SURE) is an organization that dispatches drivers to students in need of a ride on campus. The program…

Tagalog to Thai

Uzbek, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Hungarian, Greek and American Sign Language are just some of nearly 20 special languages offered at Stanford that fulfill the one-year language requirement. While the most popular languages are Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, German and Arabic, in that order, according to the Stanford Language Center’s 2010 annual report, other languages hold greater appeal for certain students. The Special Language Program gives students the opportunity to study these lesser-taught languages.

Finding FroSoCo

On the far west side of campus lies a place that, for many Stanford students, is shrouded in mystery, existing only as an optional essay question on the required freshman housing application forms. Rumors abound that FroSoCo students are nerdy, introverted freshmen and sophomores hidden away on the fringes of Stanford, but few know exactly…