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Frosh support systems

“Transitioning to Stanford is a 3-unit class” screams the Approaching Stanford website, the academic advising page and every adult I ask about starting college. The fall quarter of frosh year is almost halfway over, and the transition has been a rocky one — but Stanford goes out of its way to make sure it’s as…

The myth of Stanford student culture

Irreverent. Wacky. Intellectual. Miserable, disaffected, peaked-in-high-school types itching to drop out and start the next Google/Instagram/Theranos-without-the-illegal-activity. Before coming to Stanford, my head was filled with all of the things I thought that its students would be like. It informed the classes I chose and the conversations I had, and most of all, it made me…