We’ve all seen them around campus toting their trademark red backpacks, sporting some combination of tights/joggers/sweatband/trainers and carrying some serious muscles. But there’s a group of students who really get up close and personal with student-athletes — their roommates. I had heard the horror stories of having an athlete for a roommate: they wake up ridiculously…
Once we’ve bought in, once we see these athletes as our role models and representatives, their impact cannot be quantified by numbers or dollar signs.
Stanford student athletes have a lot to manage with 20 hours per week of practice, weight training, conditioning and games — plus the normal academic requirements of any other student. Though student athletes are supported through their academic advisors, coaches and teachers, along with the numerous programs and policies Stanford has implemented, there is still room for improvement.
Cardinal Council’s annual Athlete Date Auction took place on Feb. 16 and raised a total of $4,843 this year. Freshmen from 23 varsity athletic teams performed dance routines and auctioned off date events to audience members, and the proceeds were donated to Stanford Hillel’s Camp Kesem, a no-cost camp for children whose parents are affected by cancer.
Being an openly LGPT athlete comes with the pain of questioning your place in the sports world, energy which could otherwise be spent on the actual game. We are not the nation’s LGBT utopia; there’s still work to be done.
A drama class in “Beginning Improvising” and another in “Social Dances of North America III” were among dozens of classes on a closely guarded quarterly list distributed only to Stanford athletes to help them choose classes. Officials discontinued the list last week after student reporters working for California Watch began asking about it.