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.
Athletes at Stanford break the stereotypical athlete mold not only in terms of who they socialize with, but also by being very academically-oriented. We are rewarded for our academic achievements just as much, if not more, as our athletic achievements. My coaches value me not just as asset to the team but as person, and have supported all of my academic decisions – I am free to choose any major, can take any class that first into my schedule, work in research labs, and do all the things any other student can do. In this environment, the Stanford student-athlete is equal parts a student and an athlete – not an athlete who happens to be in school.
Ricker Dining’s ‘Death by Chocolate’ is one of Stanford’s hidden gems.
I remember my alarm going off around 6 in the morning, every morning. I remember waking up before the sun touched the land, stumbling around my bedroom to get dressed, trying to remember what I needed for the day. I remember waking up to get to a test at 7am. ON A SATURDAY. That was high school.
At Stanford, a meal plan can get you 10-21 meals a week and, depending on which plan you choose, up to around $200 meal plan dollars. While the all-you-can-eat dining halls and eateries that take meal plan dollars are more than enough to get you through the quarter, ther are ao a bunch of other great eateries on campus if you’re looking to break the monotony.
From open-mic sessions to silent dance parties, Stanford offers a variety of ways to spend a typical night on the Farm.