20 souvenirs from my first 20 weeks of college

The thing about having classes on a quarter system is that time never really stops moving. We're in school for the same amount of time as other schools, but because the year is broken down into smaller chunks, every month just seems to fly by. For me personally, this seems to promote a sort of… Continue reading 20 souvenirs from my first 20 weeks of college

Name Shame Games

For me, my legal name Ting Wei Chang has always been associated with dreaded AP exams, awkward first day of school roll calls, and long lines at airport immigration. It’s never been a name I’ve liked or used unless out of complete necessity. Even though Juliana doesn’t appear anywhere on any of my legal records,… Continue reading Name Shame Games

Why I Chose Stanford: On discomfort, growth, and when wrong is actually 100% right

For college, I wanted to be somewhere with snow, American history, a focus on humanities, basically everything that I had missed out on spending my adolescence in the Bay Area and East Asia. Princeton was the right school for the person I was and wanted to be. And for all of those reasons above, I chose Stanford.