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Librarian power

Among the many rites of passage for Stanford during their freshman year is stumbling, often aimlessly, through the labyrinthine stacks of Green Library, looking for relevant sources for their research. For students enrolled in mandatory Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) courses, the library can be an essential, if sometimes overlooked, reservoir of information.

A bridge over troubled water

It’s no secret: College life is replete with its own set of unique expectations and anxieties. Whether academic, athletic, professional or personal, these demands can take a toll on student well-being. Though the Stanford campus is home to a professional mental health and counseling center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) located at Vaden Health Center,…

Holi’s mythological roots

As the legend goes, the evil king Hiranyakashipu planned to kill Prahlada, his own son, because of his devotion to Vishnu. He built a raging fire, from which Prahlada’s aunt, a demoness named Holika, was supposedly immune. Prahlada was placed in Holika’s lap and Holika sat herself upon the pyre, assured of her own survival and of Prahlada’s doom. However, Vishnu answered Prahlada’s prayers, and Prahlada escaped from the fire unscathed while his aunt burned to death. Later, Vishnu appeared on earth in the form of a half-lion half-man creature, killing the evil king.