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For love and for light

There’s something about you, Stanford. A feeling, a warmth, a spirit. I can’t quite put my finger on it. It seems no one can. Four years with you and I still can’t define what it is that has left me so speechless with gratitude. For the mishaps, the fortunes, the wins, the losses, the heartaches,…

Thanks for the memories

People who know me will tell you that when I first walked into The Daily’s office in the fall of 2012, I was an immature, overexcited freshman. Just under four years later, I’m proud to say that part of me — the immature, overexcited part — hasn’t really gone away at all. The one difference…

Say ‘yes’

breathe in love, calm, light breathe out anxiety, pain, anger   live life mindful not as a puppet seek a life, not a job   sit in an inflatable turtle at the Claw on a hot day close your eyes, walk the labyrinth, imagine another world allow Stanford to let you smile everyday fall asleep…

Learning in the infinite library

It wouldn’t be a senior reflection without some I-should-punch-you-in-the-face level of pretentious literary references, so naturally, let’s drop some Jorge Luis Borges into the mix. In all sincerity, “Philosophy and Literature,” taught by Professors Lanier Anderson and Joshua Landy, was probably my favorite class at Stanford. It introduced me to Borges’ “The Library of Babel,”…