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The self on paper

Stanford’s regular decision applications were just due last week, and the flurries of eager high schoolers visiting campus are beginning to slow as they hunker down for the excruciating wait for admissions decisions, coming out around April 1. Like most college students, a big part of me assumed that upon being admitted to my dream…

How I know I’m a senior

The end of spring quarter is creeping up on all of us, even if it still seems far away (*cough* finals *cough*). As a senior, though, I’m especially aware that my time is limited. This has led to a lot of reflection on my time at Stanford. I’ve noticed that senior year has a very distinct…

Stanford bucket lists

There is something about an ending that makes us want to maximize the time we have left. Somewhere along the way we lose our enthusiasm and sense of adventure in our lives, the monotony of regularity overpowers the desire to enjoy our lives. An ending is an awakening, reigniting that passion for living a full…