For most of the Class of 2024, fall quarter took place within the confines of home, where computer cables cluttered childhood bedrooms and GroupMe became the new hub for Stanford social life, or in Airbnb rentals, scattered across the country. Then there is Caterina Zampa '24, whose entire first year has been spent living at Stanford — 5,852 miles from home.
Aubrie Lee ’14, a professional namer at Google, said increasing accessibility is not always a matter of the newest, most creative invention: “We need the simple solutions often times more than the shiny object,” she said.
Without the unifying experience of campus life, Stanford frosh have spent the year in an unprecedented number of locations and under conditions none of them could have predicted a year ago when imagining their time in college.
Though "Mom, I Got This!" centers around specific turning points, Redmond said she and Arboleda see the concept as a spectrum and show “the whole story rather than just the moment.” This approach allows listeners a holistic glance into the winding, less-than-perfect paths that inspirational, relatable women.
Due to the pandemic, the creators have reimagined the performances for an online platform, a virtual viewing experience that is free to all and went live on the McCarter Theatre Center’s website last Thursday.
Amid reports of a party last weekend and a Thursday message from the University condemning on-campus parties, students and RAs say they are reluctant to report Campus Compact violations.
Student activist groups have had to adapt their content to social media platforms and modify their goals to reflect the needs of students amid the pandemic.