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Futility of planning

Dear frosh, Glad to have you with us. I’ll spare you the “Welcome to Stanford” spiel because real talk: You’re focused on trying to survive, not trying to remember the contents of the fifty near-identical welcome speeches you’ve undoubtedly heard already. I know because last year, I was you. As a current sophomore, I like…

Mountaintop

It is a strange feeling as a senior trying to give advice to incoming frosh. The expectation is simple: that I am to share certain aspects of my experience and my story in the hopes that someone else, looking forward as I am looking behind, could learn from that experience. And I suppose that this…

On not giving a damn

Throughout my childhood, I was given many pieces of life advice. Being the rebellious teenager I was, though, I didn’t want to follow any of it. I wanted to find my own way, learn my own lessons, live my own life. But one piece of advice has followed me to adulthood, constantly reminding me of…