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Activism in the abstract

I can explain to you, in excruciating detail, the problems I’m having choosing my winter quarter classes. If given the slightest prompt, I could rant for an uninterrupted hour about how much I hate people who walk slowly in bike roundabouts during rush hour. I probably couldn’t, however, explain to you the content or significance…

Breaking the bubble

When I think of the words “1950s housewife,” the adjective that comes to mind is “trapped.” Many women living their lives as a housewife felt trapped within the confines of their own home, the very place where they were supposed to feel safe. Experiences of depression, anxiety and “hysteria” were common amongst housewives as they…

Rainbow-colored bubbles: Leaving a safe campus

The Stanford Bubble as an idea calls to mind a myriad of our campus’s complex qualities: frat parties and ethnic dorms, late-night coding and hookup culture, the ivory tower and startups. Sometimes, like many of the guides recommend, taking a step back from the hectic frenzy of our campus culture is important for our mental health, and good for recognizing that we came to college to better ourselves and to better the world around us. At the same time, we need to appreciate and nurture those parts of campus that make students feel safe.