Casa Italiana: La Dolce Vita

Casa Italiana: La Dolce Vita

For my last year at Stanford, I am very pleased and excited to live in a themed self-op whose name is Casa Italiana. Basically, throughout the year I’m surrounded by a comfortably familiar community of housemates, have access to a kitchen all the time, and learn...
Latin Class Field Trip to Special Collections!

Latin Class Field Trip to Special Collections!

As a Classics major concentrating in Latin, I (quite obviously) have to take Latin classes throughout the year. Today in Intermediate Latin, a course in which we’re translating Caesar and Vergil, we took a field trip to Green’s Special Collections—literally, a collection of special stuff. There’s the original script of Star Wars, the Gutenberg Bible Leaf, a bunch of rare maps, and pretty much anything you could think of…

How Admit Weekend Changed My Stanford Life

How Admit Weekend Changed My Stanford Life

When I went to my own Admit Weekend years ago, I had already committed to Stanford. Still, I was excited to visit the place I’d spend the next four years and to meet my potential new peers. I knew my mom was also eager to get onto Stanford’s campus and check out her kid’s new home away from home.

Meet Another Student!

Meet Another Student!

One of the reasons I wanted to blog for undergraduate admissions was to help prospective students understand better what it means to be a student at Stanford. So, it is with great pleasure that I introduce another voice, that of Stanford student Blanca.

Evaluations Required

Evaluations Required

After exams, you have only one academic thing to worry about: your grades. Usually you know what your grade is, even though it depends on the 3-hour test or 10+page you wrote in the last week of school. But, before you can see your grades, you must fill out an evaluation for every teacher you had during the quarter: lecturers and teaching assistants, if you had a section.

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