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Following Twain mono outbreak, university requires every undergraduate to buy personal Juul

In a statement released by Residential Education (ResEd) on Wednesday, the University announced new policies regulating the use of Juuls on campus. Starting with the Class of 2023, every incoming freshman will be required to come to campus equipped with a personal Juul. The move comes after an infamous mono outbreak in Twain that allegedly…

SUDPS felonizes adding to email list without consent

In an email that bounced around service4all, comunidad and considering_cs listservs, Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) announced that adding individuals to email lists without consent will now be considered a felony. The decision comes after a widely-circulated GIF of Michael Scott yelling “Noooo” crashed the University’s email servers last week. “The era of…

39 spicy titles for my memoir or yours

Constructing the memoir of your life can be a truly grueling process. The most crucial element to consider, of course, is the enticing title. The stakes are incredibly high  — with the wrong label, your entire life could be inaccurately represented. For widespread applicability, I have laid out options for some niche lifestyles. For the…

Here’s to failed Common App essays

It’s college application season, and anxious high school seniors seek my Stanford-quality essay feedback. But even for me – your “esteemed” Grind writer – crafting an intelligent, introspective, passionate, etc. essay felt like a grind (pun intended). One night during the process, I realized, to my horror, that I appeared to have written the cardinal…