Support independent, student-run journalism.

Your support helps give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to conduct meaningful reporting on important issues at Stanford. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Trisha Kulkarni

Dorm Sweet Dorm

Three words: we are back! From the many bike crashes I have unfortunately witnessed around campus, to the painfully optimistic commentary on the difficulty of classes in the dining hall, to the bookstore line flooding out the door, it is clear that fall quarter is in full swing. Of course, I am so happy to…

A farewell to my frosh dorm

It was a normal Wednesday on campus. I tend to like Wednesdays because I have a lighter class schedule. Stern serves French toast at breakfast, and I know that I will actually have time to complete work before the sun goes down. On this particular day, though, I was absorbed in the final projects that…

Top five college Ls

Since coming to college, I have observed some trends in terms of what constitutes a day as “just not my day.” I thought I would highlight some major ones here, so without further ado, here are the Top Five College Ls. 5. Forgetting to charge your laptop Picture this: It is a beautiful California spring…

The truth about applying to Stanford

Dear FoShoFro, You made it! I hope you have recovered from your trip to Admit Weekend and are enjoying your last moments of high school. May 1 is now behind us, and you have officially committed to life on the Farm. Congratulations! When you and all of your future classmates were roaming campus, I was…

To the ProFro whose expectations weren’t met

Dear Admit, Wow, congratulations on your acceptance to Stanford’s Class of 2023! Whether you found out a couple months ago or a couple weeks ago, I am sure it is still a bit surreal to know that all of your hard work has paid off. I remember when I got the news: I checked my…

An apology letter to my AirPods

My beloved AirPods, As I sit down to write you this letter, you are on my bedside table, re-charging after a long day in my ears. You had a bit of a brutal day, accompanying me as I ran from class to class, even falling out of a moving vehicle as I tried to put…

Fresh starts and harsh realities

Since I come from the Midwest, the majority of my friends from high school are now on the semester system. Along with earlier end and start dates, this has them changing classes twice during an academic year versus three times, as we do on the quarter system. We could have a debate, as my friends…

Opportunity and guilt

There are two types of lectures in this world: the type where you can sit comfortably next to your friends and listen to the day’s lesson, and the type where you feel like you are holding your breath the entire time as you furiously try to write down what is on the board. It usually…

On New Year’s resolutions

I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’m really struggling to wrap my head around it being 2019. Whether it is misdating my notes to be a year off or being surprised every time someone says the year aloud, 2019 just doesn’t seem to feel right quite yet. Having said this, I am trying to…

Types of laundry doers

Growing up, media painted a picture in my mind of the stereotypical college student. Messy rooms, long nights writing papers and loads of dirty laundry seemed inevitable. Now, with one quarter of college under my belt, I realize that some of these generalizations actually hold some truth. I can say that I have pulled all-nighters…

The paradox of ignorance at Stanford

One of my favorite concepts in English is irony. Admittedly, I am quite a sarcastic person, but I always find it entertaining when contradicting ideas are put together. Dirty soap, lonely groups and sad celebrations to name a few. Since coming to Stanford, I have noticed many ironic realities: the small class size for an…

The ghost of Early Action past

A few days ago, I decided to look ahead at my calendar for the week to schedule in some much-needed naps. I passed assignment due dates and birthday reminders and was thrilled to find that my Thursday would be a pretty light day. As I went to see what times I had available for this…

A guide dog’s guide to happiness

As the hundreds of CS 106A students trudged into class on Friday, there seemed to only be one topic on everyone’s minds: the looming midterm. My guide dog and I found our seat at the front of the classroom and listened to the chatter about exam preparations. How should I start studying? How many hours…
Load more