A history of land oppression complicates the relationship between nature and people of color. In a new course at the Stanford Educational Farm, students address these complex emotions through organic gardening. “It’s all about transforming something that feels violent into something that is peaceful once again.”—@a_lanmoon, ’11, associate director, @idastanford. Story link in bio. (📷: Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News)
Why go #BeyondTheFarm? “I was the beneficiary of volunteers in my community. It’s my role as a Stanford alumna to give back and help communities flourish. —Nayelli Gonzalez, MA ’05, volunteer lead, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. 👉🏼 Find a project for the Alumni Day of Service, May 5, link in bio.
Are you Team Fuzzy—or not? 🐛🐛🐛 It's caterpillar season on campus, which means students and staff are finding hitchhiking larvae everywhere. For those who survived springtime on the Farm, this annual phenomenon brings back warm and fuzzy feelings. Story link in bio. (📷: Dilys Ong)
Séances with the Stanfords. This Friday the 13th, we revisit the great consolation that the Stanfords found in spiritualism following Leland Jr.'s death. The couple attended séances hosted by Leland Sr.'s brother, but many failed attempts at contacting her son left Jane almost dying of the longing. Story link in bio. (📷: @stanford.archives)
Whoa-tero! When it comes to dodgeball, @otero_gram means business. The dorm captains were on edge as they recruited for the annual frosh tournament. Otero’s mantra? “We can’t let Rinc win.” When they ticked off their fourth title, we had to ask—how’d they do it? Story link in bio. (📷: Brad Immel, ’21)
Spring is in the air, and for Stanford Holi-goers last weekend, it’s all over their clothes. 🌸 Rooted in Hindu mythology, the “Festival of Colors” is now celebrated globally to commemorate winter’s end. A student fundraiser filled with traditional powder throwing, performances and food stalls, Stanford Holi benefits children's education in India. (📷: Jessica Meno, ’18)