AS WE NEAR the tail end of Winter Quarter (Dead Week feels...), we thought it would be appropriate to add to your list of procrastination options. No better way to do it than check out our favorite transition pieces as we move from Winter Quarter into one of the most magical times of year on campus, Stanford Spring.
For this editorial we channelled some retro outdoorsy looks complete with beanies, flannels, rugged bags and patterned prints. For those days where April (i.e. March) showers make you want to snuggle up with a cup of tea and a good book, we've got you covered with chunky sweaters, cozy shirts and cozy coffee house vibes. Try peeling off a few layers when the sun decides to pop back out, and enjoy a lazy day near Meyer Green.
Alex Barakat, a Sophomore at Stanford, grew up in London, England. Initially recruited as a rower, a severe back injury caused him to stop altogether. “It went from 100 to 0 very quickly,” he recalls. “It left me with a lot of gaps in my life. I hadn’t realized how big of a part of my life rowing was.” But Alex chooses to focus on the silver lining: having to quit rowing made him realize how little he fit in with the athlete community. He’s slowly started filling that gap with things that make more sense. Music, for one: Alex is becoming the financial officer for the Stanford Concert Network next year. “We just booked our headliner for Frost Festival — but I can’t tell you anything about that yet!” he says, laughing. Alex is majoring in Symbolic Systems and Product Design. “I’m interested in marrying technology and art,” he says. “And throwing neuroscience into that somehow.”
Photography by: Mason Smith & Anne-Sophie Bine