Kristen Lee

How I know I’m a senior

The end of spring quarter is creeping up on all of us, even if it still seems far away (*cough* finals *cough*). As a senior, though, I’m especially aware that my time is limited. This has led to a lot of reflection on my time at Stanford. I’ve noticed that senior year has a very distinct…

Which study spot should you try next?

Sometimes, all you need to step up your study game is a change in atmosphere. Take this quiz to see which study spot you should explore. 1. Where do you live? A. East campus, but willing to travel B. Central campus or off campus C. West campus, or I have a lot of classes on…

Cruising along 280

As much as I enjoy being at Stanford, sometimes it’s nice to get out of the Stanford bubble. Before college, I often visited my relatives in the Bay Area, so it’s nice to learn even more about the area during my college years. Since I have a car on campus, I’ve made many trips on…

Taking intro classes as a senior

As a senior, I’m tying up my loose ends at Stanford, and that means finishing my last requirements. Before I started college, I heard that my junior and senior years would be about digging deeper into my major. That’s true, but I found that I’ve taken multiple intro classes in the past two quarters —…

Why I love the Bachelor

When I’m home, I watch The Bachelor every Monday with my family. We laugh about the odd group dates, the catfights and the cheesy tag-lines. I don’t have cable at school, but I view episodes on Hulu when I get the chance. None of my Stanford friends watch The Bachelor, at least not regularly. I…

Which Stanford eatery are you?

Sometimes, you just need a break from the dining halls, but you don’t want to travel too far. Find out which restaurant on campus fits your personality! 1. You can’t take any more of this p-set and you need a break, but you want to do something other than watch YouTube videos. What’s your form…

Dealing with being sick at Stanford

As Stanford students, we’re often close with other people, whether it’s in the dorms, during class or at a little thing called Full Moon on the Quad. I’m almost always sick during Week 10 and finals week. As part of Stanford’s hip-hop dance community, I usually perform at the end of the quarter, so by…

Lessons from dancing in college

I started dancing my freshman year at Stanford. I’ve been in two dance groups over the past couple of years, and I’ve learned a lot about dance, like how to pick up choreography quickly or how to navigate tech time. Along the way, I also picked up some unconventional lessons. Here are some of the…

How to navigate a remote internship

Remote internships are a valuable opportunity: They give you industry experience while letting you work anytime, anywhere. But without a set schedule or office, it can be difficult to stay on top of your work. Don’t let that deter you! I did a remote marketing internship two summers ago, and it was a really meaningful…

How to join a class during Week 3

I came into Stanford undecided… very undecided. I considered majoring in English, psychology or economics, to name a few, but I eventually chose communication. As a result, I shopped and dropped a bunch of classes — and I even added a few classes right before the add/drop deadline. Joining a class in Week 3 is…

Takeaways from keeping a gratefulness journal

My New Year’s resolution for 2017 was to keep a gratefulness journal. Every day, I would write down three things I was thankful for. I’m no stranger to journaling, but this was the first gratefulness journal I’d ever done. With Thanksgiving gone and the year coming to a close, I decided to reflect on my…

How to deal with missing your dog while at college

Homesickness is real, but when it means missing your dog, it gets even more real. It can be hard chugging through p-sets, midterms and general stress without a furry friend by your side. One of my favorite parts of going home for breaks used to be seeing my dog, Scampers. He was usually too lazy…

Why I drink decaf coffee

One of my favorite pastimes (read: ways to procrastinate) is browsing BuzzFeed. I particularly enjoy reading their compilations of funny tweets. One day, I stumbled across this tweet from Khloe Kardashian: “Who drinks decaf coffee? What is the point?” I would like to tell Khloe that there is a point to decaf coffee! Like many…

Love writing, hate reading

I love to write — and I have over 10 years’ worth of journals at home to prove it. Writing is my therapy, my outlet, my default. But there’s always been a little something that’s gotten in the way of writing: reading. My teachers always said that to be a good writer, you need to…

Surviving section as an introvert

If I was graded in middle school solely for how much I talked in group settings… let’s just say I’d still be in middle school. So once I got to college, the idea of speaking in sections not just with 12 other people, but with 12 ridiculously smart, eloquent Stanford people, scared me. Being an…
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