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Let’s get ‘Hannah-lytical’

In this week’s whimsical episode of “The Bachelorette,” Hannah brings the men into her world of pageantry with the “Mr. Right Pagent.” Within this evocative display of humanity, there is an unexpected reframe of the traditional swimwear portion, substituting bikinis and one-pieces (and maybe tankinis) with speedos. The on-screen event preparation is quite extensive, involving…

On the end of an era

Before I get a barrage of angry emails: There are absolutely no spoilers included in this article. It was only during this last year that I hopped onto the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon, and it only took this last year for me to obsessively consume all 67 episodes of the first through seventh seasons. Now,…

Why I miss rollout season

For the unsuspecting frosh, rollouts can definitely rank as one of the scarier, weirder and more cult-like experiences at Stanford. Often at early hours, the sound of hand after hand pounding on your door can seem like claps of thunder straight from hell. I remember during rollout season that the first rollout of the year…

Hunting for caterpillars

“Spring quarter” and “caterpillars.” The two are basically synonymous … or so I thought. Despite hearing countless stories from upperclassmen about this springtime terror during my first two quarters at Stanford, I could barely wait to take part in this communal hatred of the caterpillars on campus. Feeling left out from this inherent experience as…