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I ride bikes now

The first article I wrote for The Daily detailed my life as a Stanford student without a bike. To be more precise, a Stanford student who didn’t know how to ride one. Dislocating my knee over the summer made learning in the months before frosh fall implausible, so I showed up wearing a big leg…

Intellectual liberation

Stanford air crackles. The crisp bite of new beginnings comes not from the buildings bathed in morning gold, nor from the names, vestiges of the greatness of eras past, plastered across stone walls. For the electricity to arise from anything other than Stanford’s moving parts would be counterintuitive – whirring bikes that set the mind abuzz, fervent ideation in a smattering of different tongues, and the ringing of music performed with gusto cause the heart to palpitate with the breathless campus rhythm.