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Hunting for caterpillars

“Spring quarter” and “caterpillars.” The two are basically synonymous … or so I thought. Despite hearing countless stories from upperclassmen about this springtime terror during my first two quarters at Stanford, I could barely wait to take part in this communal hatred of the caterpillars on campus. Feeling left out from this inherent experience as…

Death by allergies

Last spring, I thought the most menacing bodily crisis that I would encounter as a result of the Stanford ecosystem was the rash I got from the caterpillars that swung from low-hanging branches and assaulted passersby like “Mission Impossible” operatives dangling from grappling hooks. This year, my worst enemy takes the form of a thick,…

Here comes the sun

It doesn’t become apparent exactly how much the weather can affect one’s mindset, especially those of students at a rigorous university, until the sun comes out after a long stretch of cloudy, rainy skies. Cold wind and rain kept people locked inside studying and moping for most of winter quarter. The campus seemed almost completely…

Spring quarter bucket list

The sun is out. The birds are chirping. It’s finally spring quarter! After a winter quarter that consisted of a heavy course load, permanent cloud coverage and lots of rain, I’m ready to get outside and enjoy my spring quarter. Without further ado, here is my bucket list full of fun activities for the upcoming…