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CS in Crisis: Is Stanford doing enough to respond to capacity and inclusion challenges?

“STANFORD THREATENS LIMITS ON NUMBER OF CS MAJORS,” the sensationalist all-campus email newsletter The Fountain Hopper (better known as The FoHo) alerted readers in fall 2016, during my freshman year. There wasn’t a lot of substantiating evidence beyond the fear mongering title, and the information was later revealed to be false. Nevertheless, a panic ensued in my freshman dorm, although most of my friends were a ways away from even thinking about declaring.

Ode to MatLab

In the introductory Mechanical Engineering class, ME 1, students have to grasp the rudiments of an engineering software known as MATLAB (short form for “matrix laboratory”).  While some might enjoy the coding (which at first is significantly easier than that of its Java counterpart), MATLAB is most certainly the bane of others’ existence. On that…

The “what do I major in” stress

When many people think of Stanford, they think of engineers, computer scientists and doctors. They think low acceptance rate, Silicon Valley, Snapchat and research. Stanford is synonymous with the cutting edge in technology, full of brilliant minds who constantly push the boundaries to advance our world. If Harvard makes the best lawyers, Stanford makes the…