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Class of ’24 on their most normal year yet

STANFORD magazine has been following seven members of the Class of ’24 since their frosh year, which was fully online. Here’s how things were going as they headed into junior year.

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Alia Crum’s quest to explain the mind’s power over our health

The Stanford Mind & Body Lab’s Alia Crum is on a quest to explain – and demonstrate – the mind’s power over our health.

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Sleep medicine specialist Rafael Pelayo on how to be a morning person

Sleep medicine specialist Rafael Pelayo insists that anyone can learn how to wake up earlier – and feel good about it.

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How and for whom the campus carillon bells toll

Ever wonder about the bells of Hoover Tower ringing? Timothy Zerlang, the university’s carillonneur, is the man who makes it happen.

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How to talk to strangers

Sarah Stein Greenberg, director of Stanford’s d.school, has tips for the uncomfortable but rewarding act of engaging with people you don’t know.

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Book review: Murder, he wrote

In Who Killed Jane Stanford? A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits, and the Birth of a University, history Professor Richard White delves into the inconsistencies and questions surrounding the mysterious death of Stanford’s founder.

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Throwing out the rule book on intercollegiate athletics

Pull up a chair, sports fans. The past century’s paradigm – in which student-athletes compete in exchange for an education – is being upended. And where the ball will land is anyone’s guess.

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A zero-G chat with astronaut Jessica Watkins, ’10

NASA flight engineer Jessica Watkins, ’10, spoke with STANFORD magazine from aboard the ISS Expedition 67 about finding her path at Stanford Earth (now part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability) and what it’s like to sleep in space.

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When card stunts ruled

Once upon a time, student participation during football games was flipping awesome.

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A frosh seminar explores the uses of randomness

The course Randomness: Computational and Philosophical Approaches helps students understand some of the ways randomness touches decision-making across a range of disciplines, from computer science to economics to quantum mechanics, and how they might better choose when—and how—to employ its advantages.

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