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.
As I’m writing this, it’s the end of week five. There are ten weeks in our quarters, plus finals week, so that means that we’re halfway through, and it’s midterm season.
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.