Stanford University Student Authors

Name: Alexandria Butler
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Communications, Spanish

What made you choose your school? Besides the wonderful weather, I chose Stanford because of the community. Stanford is a very diverse school, especially for its small size. Everyone has a place on campus. Whether you are queer, a racial minority, a religious minority, an international student, etc there is a home and a community for you. Stanford allows you to be who you are without any fears or setbacks.

What activity makes you happy? Shopping! I love to shop. Its my addiction, my need, my want, its everything. I love to just go to the mall and shop for shoes.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Disney Sequels, the originals are great. Let's leave them as is.

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I am afraid of the dark.

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? Book:There Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston (Best love story of all time) Movie: Aladdin (And the Oscar goes to the Genie for Best Supporting Actor in an Animated Film) TV Show: Sex and The City (When I grow up, I want to be Carrie Bradshaw with bigger hair), Family Matters (Yall had a little crush on Urkel too)

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I want to go to Madagascar and play with the lemurs.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I want to be able to be in multiple places at once so I can go to Madagascar and feed the lemurs whiling riding an elephant in India and eating gyros on a Sunday beach side picnic in Greece.

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would pay off all student loans, surprise my parents with a vacation, start a writing camp for middle school girls, buy a lush condo in the suburbs, and the go shoe shopping. Yes, in this order.

What are your plans for after graduation? This is a very good question and I will keep you posted :)

Name: Ian Spiro
Major: Computer Science