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Two wheels can only go so far

The summer before my freshman year, the idea of biking everywhere gave me butterflies — the good kind. Sun on my skin, no helmet on my head and, most important, no longer confined to the mundane paths of the same local parks that I had been biking through since the age of wearing Barbie knee-pads…

15 thoughts I have on rainy days

First of all, I should preface this article by saying that I’m from Southern California, where weather doesn’t exist. Because I’m used to sunny, 70-degree weather year-round, any amount of rain is a lot of rain, and at this point, it’s been raining at Stanford for over a week. And let me just tell you:…

Awkward encounters on the Farm

“Hey, what’s up?” “Hi! I’m just heading to lunch.” “Alright, I’m going to class but I’ll see you later. Have a good lunch!” “Thanks, you too!” *Shamefully realizes that doesn’t make sense.* Conversations such as this one are not uncommon in my daily life here at Stanford. I have had no dearth of awkward encounters,…

On wholesome stranger interactions

College can often be a stressful place. With challenging classes to juggle alongside social obligations and extracurricular activities, it can consume us. I have found that positive interactions with others often mitigates this stress. In addition to seeing friends and familiar faces, many times the most unexpected interactions can make us happier. Here are a…