I’ve used the word “cool” to describe a lot of this experience, but after awhile, the many experiences Stanford has to offer inherently rings to the tone of amazement and wonder. Going to Stanford continuously feels like the experience of a lifetime that I wouldn’t get anywhere else. Often, I stop and contrast thoughts of what life would be outside of Stanford. It might not be that much different, to be honest—I wouldn’t know what I’d be missing out on… But having known Stanford, I wouldn’t change going here for anything.
It’s impossible to fit in all the classes that interest me, with 13,209 options from which to choose. Regardless, I want to share with you a couple of neat classes that I’ve been able to squeak into my schedule and I’ve been so glad I did!
This last weekend, the first in February, was the first time it’s rained in a while here, which I would normally say is a good thing, but my dorm had planned to team up with another dorm and go paintballing in Santa Clara, so the rain was a little bit of a worry.
This quarter we’re exploring gravity and levity in art. Looking into the lighter side of art: the accessible, the social, the political, we’re learning about ways that art can seem unserious while dealing with serious, often political topics.
Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences, in some cases traveling world-wide. These projects introduce students to the rigors of academic research, build analytic skills and also help students find their own future path, whether it’s diving deeper into academics or taking their passion and applying it to other careers.
The powerful and unexplainable bond shared between the alumni of Stanford continues to dazzle, inspire, and support me.