A typical routine for Nick Hoversten, ’14, a double major in history and studio art, involves painting, sculpting, woodworking, photography, surfing and practice and competition for Stanford Men’s Water Polo.
Stanford is a city: my address is a P.O. Box on Lasuen Mall (our post office) in Stanford, CA. And the campus is huge; 8,180 acres does not exactly engender cabin fever easily. Nonetheless, escaping the Stanford “bubble” is well worth the effort – we are located pretty close to lots of amazingly beautiful places for outdoor activities! If you like hiking, walking, sightseeing, or exploring of really any sort, you’re in luck.
I like watching movies, and I’ve found that there are a lot of options at Stanford for seeing movies both old and new. I’ll cover the on-campus options first. Green Library has what they call the “media and micro text” section, which to me means movies and video games, but they also have other research materials covering basically anything that isn’t a book or magazine.
Every year, the Stanford Japan Exchange Club brings a handful of students from Japan to visit Stanford for thirty days. The club pairs the Japanese students with Stanford students who host them for 10 days each, so that each Japanese student gets to stay with three Stanford hosts during their time here.
Let me start off this blog by saying Stanford obviously has a very gorgeous campus. Throughout the past four years, I have had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful palm trees, the amazing architecture, and the rolling hills that pervade throughout this campus. However, that being said, sometimes it is nice to experience life off the farm.
Contrary to popular belief, Stanford is not eternally sunny and warm, though I think many students wish it were. Today is the stormiest day we’ve had all year, in my completely subjective opinion. The wind was trying to steal my umbrella all day, and almost succeeded. I’ve experienced many rainy days at Stanford, and while it is never very fun to sit in class while soaking wet, I have a few tips that might help you avoid the rain on your way to class.