As part of Stanford’s ongoing Long-Range Planning process, the ResX Task Force has been working to develop a series of recommendations for improving residential life that will be presented to Provost Persis Drell at the end of fall quarter.
And you are…? Sophomore Slump? Nice to meet you. I have heard a lot about you — been warned about your pitfalls, your twists and turns, your downward spiral. You seem to enjoy quite the reputation. For those who may not have heard of you, an introduction: Sophomore Slump, meet the class of 2021.…
I want to start by getting one thing out of the way: I chose to live in FroSoCo for a second year. I don’t understand why that’s such a shocking concept for so many people to whom I tell this, but I genuinely enjoy living in FroSoCo. I could write paragraph upon paragraph defending my…
To call it a sophomore slump seems flippant. “Sophomore slump” sounds worn out, like a catch phrase with some cheap alliteration. Personally, those two words don’t quite capture how this year feels.
While traditionally overlooked by University administration and media, sophomore year has grown increasingly associated with a unique set of difficulties. However, the University has begun fighting back with a new program called Stanford Journeys, a guest-speaker series created to help students through the difficulties they face during their second year.
We don’t always realize, though, that we’ve gotten close with a situation and not a person, or that we have only context in common.
While the Sophomore Celebration has been a tradition at Stanford for the past 12 years, an increasing number of universities across the nation are beginning to hold similar ceremonies for their second-year students in an effort to combat the “sophomore slump.”