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Stanford students make Calico Cards, unique watercolor kits for fans of crafts

As someone who loves making and giving handmade gifts, I was incredibly excited to learn about Calico Cards, a product brought to life by seniors Vivian Xiao (‘19), Chloe Thai (‘19) and Nicolette Grabiec (‘19) for ME216C: Implementation, a two-quarter capstone class for product design majors. Xiao described Calico Cards as “a watercolor-stencil card-making kit…

When poetry is a luxury

I like poetry. Maybe it’s because of the abundance of Dr. Seuss books that were placed on my shelf as a kid, or maybe because of the painfully awkward and yet somehow still magical reading of Romeo and Juliet put on by my seventh grade class. Maybe it’s because poetry is a concentrated and powerful way of using words to capture the fleeting moments of life (not to wax too poetic, of course).

The “what do I major in” stress

When many people think of Stanford, they think of engineers, computer scientists and doctors. They think low acceptance rate, Silicon Valley, Snapchat and research. Stanford is synonymous with the cutting edge in technology, full of brilliant minds who constantly push the boundaries to advance our world. If Harvard makes the best lawyers, Stanford makes the…