Some of my friends have known what they are doing this summer since October. Meanwhile, I was just offered an internship fewer than two weeks ago — in the middle of May, with summer approaching with daunting speed. I didn’t want spring quarter to end — partly because I have been having a wonderful time,…
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…
One avenue for learning meditation practices on campus is the LifeWorks Program for Integrative Learning, which combines “scholarship, creative expression and embodied practices such as mindfulness and self-reflection” to “deepen [students’] educational experience,” according to its website.
Starting in May, the new restaurant will feature house-made drinks, including boba, in addition to Asian cuisine. The official date of the restaurant’s grand opening has yet to be determined.
Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
Each individual’s lingo is, in some ways, a unique representation of one’s interactions with the world around them.
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.
At Stanford, every experience, from the Freshman Scavenger Hunt to Sophomore College to meals at Arrillaga are marketed as perfect. And into this web of expectation comes little room for experiencing an emotion separate from elation.