In the Spring of 2003, my freshmen year, I was a member of the Admit Weekend committee for the Black Community Services Center at Stanford University. I was tasked with the job of creating a presentation showcasing Stanford to the prospective freshmen (the class of 2007). I felt that a PowerPoint presentation would've been boring and wouldn't have properly shown off how tight Stanford actually was. So instead of making the presentation, I partnered with my boyz Carlton, Arin, Brandan, Sol, Kalonji & Chitty, and we made a 23-minute video touring Stanford and interviewing current Black Stanford students.
It's crazy to think that we made this video 7 years ago! But when you look at our baby faces, it's clear that we've grown a lot since then. As you'll see below, the video isn't of the greatest quality because it's actually ripped from a video cassette. I had been intending for years to get it off of the video tape onto a digital format that I can save forever (and share with everyone else too). If YouTube had actually existed back then, it definitely would've been uploaded way back when, but hey, there's no time like the present. Stanford Admit Weekend 2010 (the class of 2014?!?!) is in two weeks, so the timing actually works out quite nicely. Consider it something like a 7-year reunion.
YouTube doesn't allow videos to be longer than 10 minutes, so the 23-minute video has been broken up into 3 parts. The first two videos contain the tour of various hot spots on Stanford's campus. Some of the places have changed drastically or don't even exist anymore! The CoHo! The last video has the interviews of many Black students from the classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 & (the great class of) 2006. It's filled with lots of lil' nuggets of advice for the ProFros. And at the end it features everyone's rendition of the "Commitment." I had forgotten all about that! I'm sure most of the people in the interviews have forgotten all about it too.
So without further ado...
Part 1: The Tour (1 of 2)
Part 1: The Tour (2 of 2)
Part 2: The Interviews
Does anybody from the class of 2007 remember watching this video? I think they showed it in Drake Lounge some time during your Admit Weekend. For some reason I think they might've shown it to the prospective class of 2008 too, but I'm not really sure.