People do not violently resist because they enjoy violence or are inherently criminal – they do so because they hold life sacred. It is then those who condemn this form of resistance that hold life in contempt.
On Friday afternoon, hundreds of prospective freshman flocked to the annual Admit Weekend Activities Fair in White Plaza. Dozens of student groups had booths set up, all trying to attract prospective freshmen (ProFros) to their tables.
Guitarists strummed, students munched on create-your-own trail mix, and the sun shown down on Columbae’s front lawn this Friday as students and Prospective Freshmen (ProFro’s) alike celebrated the start of the weekend at Earthfest, a celebration of Stanford’s sustainability.
Over 1,200 admitted students arrived on campus on April 24 for a rainy Admit Weekend 2014, which offered prospective freshmen (ProFros) programming from Thursday through Sunday.
Congratulations, ProFros (prospective freshmen – get ready for the abbreviations) on being admitted to Stanford, and welcome to Admit Weekend 2014!
You might want to be in the know as to what experiences to get while you’re here on campus for a short weekend, so we at The Daily compiled some of our best advice for the future Class of 2018.
Though upperclassman dorms housing prospective freshmen (ProFros) over Admit Weekend have scheduled dorm-specific activities aimed at creating a more welcoming atmosphere, the number of room hosts (RoHos) in participating non-freshman dorms remains low.
If you go to a bookstore you’ll find hundreds of books written on how to get in. We’re trying to find students. There are no absolutes. The bottom line is we try to identify students who we sense [have] a significant love of learning and passion for whatever they do.
I’ve attempted to make sense of it above, but I could have also told a story about my mom, or my eighth grade English teacher or Leland Stanford himself. Organizing the past brings clarity to the joys and fears of our former selves and reminds us how we got here in the first place. With so much to do in the future it can feel tiresome to look back, but it’s never insignificant. There are infinite roads behind us.