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Death by deadline

The room looks foggy. The lights are flickering between fluorescent white and dimmer yellow to the tune of crackling electricity. Or are they? All I can hear is my heartbeat. Pounding. I blink. It’s like sandpaper is underneath my eyelids. My fingers move at inhuman speed over the keyboard, flitting intuitively between the letters, a…

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,…

Discussion section hacks

Every once in a while, students may budget their time incorrectly and find themselves scrambling to complete a hefty reading assignment before class. In the event that frantically skimming 200 pages the night before a 9 a.m. does not properly equip you for class, you need to have a backup plan to fulfill that pesky…