Books

Until next time Stanford

I am currently in the confusing and draining situation of simultaneously being placed on academic suspension and taking the steps necessary to take a Leave of Absence. Confusingly, the former takes precedence. This has made…

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The Undefined: On Oxford

i. You can always go back. You can take the train — or the bus, if you have three hours to spare — from London to Queen’s Lane, marvel at the Radcliffe Camera, the spires of…


Between the Black and White: Matcha spring

They say that spring is the best time. I agree. Yet there is a sense of unease beneath the bright and kind sunlight, an unease that is too difficult for me to decipher, or perhaps…


Sisyphus: Certainty and the hill I die on

Banished, broken — bated breath Hopeless destination — Hades’ depth Boulder’s ascent — fate whispers Thousand climbs — never left – Ben Gao The proverbial journey of a thousand miles takes an enigmatic turn in…


TTYL: Machiavelli today

In her bi-weekly column, Text to your life (TTYL), Sonnet Xu examines classics from years past that are timely in their messages to this day. Maybe the classics still have something to say. “Politics have…


Facing Time: Elder sibling woes

Facing Time is a column that chronicles non-romantic, personal connections to people, places and things. It focuses on how the passage of time and being a student at Stanford influences not just physical relations (like…