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Why do we rush around so much?

“Can you come in and pack me up please?” Sent six minutes ago. Having a physical disability, I rely on personal care attendants (PCAs) to assist me with all physical aspects of daily living, including getting set up before class and packed up after. On Wednesdays, I have two classes back to back with ten…

Outsiders on the inside: Joining an ethnic community you don’t belong to

ASAS. PASU. MEChA. BSU. Q&A. Like most things at Stanford, ethnic and cultural organizations constitute an array of acronyms. This speaks to the sheer number of groups on campus built around ethnicity and its intersections with sex, race and politics. Nonetheless, most members of these organizations identify with not just the organization’s literal title but…

Belonging at Stanford

When you think of a Stanford student, what do you think of? Someone smart? Someone motivated? Someone involved in a startup? Before attending Stanford, I envisioned all of its students as geniuses and young entrepreneurs with exceptional accomplishments, people who had done more by the age of 15 than most people do by 45. I pictured computer…