Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

Why It’s Great that Stanford’s Great at Athletics

Why It’s Great that Stanford’s Great at Athletics

Two years ago, I had had reservations about matriculating to a school that boasted a successful athletics program. As klutzy as I was nerdy, I was afraid of cliché jock attitudes and a social hierarchy that would pin me down as the 4th grader who couldn’t climb the rope in gym (I still probably couldn’t climb that rope). And with a population of about 800 varsity athletes and an athletics program that’s won the Director’s Cup for 19 out of 20 times, my concern was probably not unfounded. However, since I stepped foot on this campus I have not found an iota of evidence that confirmed my fears. In fact, I have come to love very specifically that Stanford does sports well; and for everyone else who isn’t an athlete or who doesn’t see the benefit of being a non-athlete at a school, here’s a list of reasons why it’s awesome for you.

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Student | 0 comments

Stanford Alums Return for Homecoming Weekend

Stanford Alums Return for Homecoming Weekend

As thousands of Stanford alums (and their families) returned to campus last weekend for their homecoming reunions from October 17-20, the campus received an infusion of energy. There were numerous events spread throughout campus, such as the event that in which I participated called the Kids Amazing Race. I spent an hour and a half volunteering and I got to meet all kinds of families as they raced each other around campus trying to gather letters to spell out “GO STANFORD!”…

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Student | 0 comments

That Stanford Spirit

That Stanford Spirit

Hi there! My name is Andrés Gutiérrez and I am a senior here at Stanford. I grew up in New York City, so I came a long way from home to attend Stanford. When I first got on campus, I did wonder a lot about how I would fit in here and I knew that it would be really different from high school. One thing that really helped ease the process was the community building there was in my freshman dorm from the first day of New Student Orientation…

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