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Stanford Freshman Fall Quarter

Fall quarter has concluded. Winter is coming. Highlights NSO: New Student Orientation has a hectic amount of events to attend. If I am being honest, it was totally not necessary. New students also got frequently lost, so the orientation part was ironic. The highlight of that event was seeing Daddy Marc Tessier-Lavigne give a speech to our class. Band Run: On the last night of … Continue reading Stanford Freshman Fall Quarter

A Love Letter to my Mental Health: PHE-bruary and Duck Syndrome

Happy Valentines Day dear reader, Just as in the previous quarter, sh*t hit the fan this week. Week six: brutal. While this week proved itself to be really overwhelming the first couple of days, I’m still standing and that’s what counts. This month is not only the month of love, but it’s PHE-bruary. A play on the acronym PHE (peer health educators) PHE-bruary is meant to … Continue reading A Love Letter to my Mental Health: PHE-bruary and Duck Syndrome

How to Make Drugs – Without Patents Getting in Your Way

Originally posted on Fascinate:
“rosy glasses, crimson pills” by psyberartist is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Some of the most closely guarded secrets in the world are also some of the most important. The formulas and synthesis methods for a variety of crucial medications are patented due to the billions of dollars companies make off of them. As prices of prescription medications skyrocket, stories abound of pill-cutting… Continue reading How to Make Drugs – Without Patents Getting in Your Way

Party pack: Things I’ve Learned While Partying

Adapted from the Stanford Daily Many of us have been there. We just finished a midterm exam or a big presentation, and the night is calling. To party or not to party becomes the question of preference, despite a p-set full of unanswered questions on partial derivatives. Too often, however, social life – and, in particular, party life – is dismissed as a luxury. With … Continue reading Party pack: Things I’ve Learned While Partying

Winter Quarter Week 5

Dear reader, It’s already week 5 of winter quarter. “Oh my!” I know. This is the 15th academic week that I’ve been here. We’re here for 30 weeks so I’m technically halfway done with my freshman year. It’s crazy! I know. While January took forever to go through, it feels like February has just flown by. Before this quarter picks up an even greater pace, … Continue reading Winter Quarter Week 5

Bandersnatching my day

Adapted from The Stanford Daily; my first article on the Grind section If you’re like any other millennial sharing a single Netflix account with all your friends and family, then you’ve probably seen “Black Mirror”’s new interactive movie, “Bandersnatch.” If you haven’t, just know that it involves you, the user, making “life-changing” decisions for Stefan, the protagonist of the film. In light of this self-proclaimed … Continue reading Bandersnatching my day

Winter Quarter Week 3: The Return of the Sun

How are you doing dear reader?!! I hope great! Truth is, this week has been a bunch of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. With the start of this week came the return of the sun and dopamine. I went to the Stanford Dish trail twice this week and was also able to recover from last week’s bombarding of problems. With … Continue reading Winter Quarter Week 3: The Return of the Sun

‘They muzzle technology’: panelists discuss technology’s role in elections

Adapted from The Stanford Daily On Wednesday evening, members of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age gave a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges technological innovations create for electoral integrity. The panelists cited examples of political candidates leveraging social media to ascend polls and authoritarian leaders shutting down the Internet to squash nonconforming political views. Hosted at the Gunn-Stanford Institute for … Continue reading ‘They muzzle technology’: panelists discuss technology’s role in elections