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Why SoCo is so wonderful

SoCo is the abbreviated version of Sophomore College, which is essentially a three-week program that allows incoming Stanford sophomores to choose one particular topic on which to focus and take classes. The themes of these classes encompass the gamut of interests, from conservation in the Galápagos (which allowed me and 13 of my classmates to venture…

Why learn?

Last quarter, I was in a class that took my head, turned it upside down and shook it until the beliefs that I’d constructed thus far collapsed and fell out. Although the class left me slightly disoriented, I am now able to start at square one and do my best to make the most out…

A hate letter to Math 51

I’m sorry. It’s not me. It’s you. To put it simply, you weren’t it, chief. Math 51, my dear beloved, you hurt beyond what years of therapy can fathom. I wanted to love you, I really did, but now I find myself writing this letter to you. As I relive the trauma that was winter…