In high school I was pretty active. I tried to workout everyday after school to release stress, in addition to eating pretty healthily. Since transitioning to college I’ve had a different sort of way of approaching health and fitness – sometimes by avoiding it entirely. This past spring break I’ve spent the break on campus, and I’ve taken advantage of my free time to hangout at the gym and explore some recreation spots. Here’s a little snapshot of Stanford Recreation and dining.
I have begun to think about my plan for post-Stanford. The more I research and inquire, the more overwhelmed I become; the plethora of opportunities is extraordinary!
Hmm… how to not be that overwhelmed freshman? It’s difficult not to: you are bombarded by a barrage of events, opportunities, and tasks; there are constant midterms and exams (especially on a quarter system where things move fast), you are living away from home surrounded by new people and new friends. It’s no wonder many freshmen become exhausted, stressed out, and burnt out. Here are several common-sense, yet often overlooked things I did to stay sane in college.
On Memorial Day I was able to take a minute to simply walk through the Oval and appreciate our beautiful campus, so I wanted to share some thoughts about that with you.
I think some of the biggest “bang for your buck” value in Stanford’s education system is found in 1 and 2 unit courses.In my experience, 1-2 unit courses grant students low barrier to entry to the topic in question: the workload is not prohibitive of other classes, and the brief class time allows for a measured and specific introduction to a topic.
Everyone talks about the immense amount of knowledge you learn in your first year in college. Here are some of the things of the actual things I’ve learned in and outside of the classroom during my first two quarters at Stanford.