My field work for this piece consisted of a treacherous race to the bookstore at 7:45 p.m. before it closed at 8:00 p.m., followed by a semi-aimless wandering around the sale and supply sections. Maybe college has drastically lowered my standards for fun, but I honestly did enjoy it and even regretted leaving my wallet…
Often times, living in — or visiting — one of the highest priced zip codes in America does not allow for as much adventure as one would hope. Unfortunately, popular, low-budget activities tend to lose their appeal as the thrill of hiking the Dish dies down and Chipotle student discounts are no longer worth it after eating the same burrito for a week straight.
For Stanford students and visitors exploring campus this summer, choosing between an array of Bay Area activities can be daunting. However, if your wallet is empty after just one month of summer, consider this short list of completely free things to do in and around Stanford while experiencing the arts and nature of Silicon Valley.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
Looking to refresh your wardrobe but don’t want to break the bank? Try these five affordable stores close to campus.