Tag: syndrome

  • No cure for Duck syndrome: Stanford loses 42-6 to Oregon

    Unlike last year’s upset, there was no magic for Stanford (1-4, 0-3 Pac-12) in Saturday’s game against Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12). A lead in the first quarter gave Stanford fans false hope until the Ducks scored a touchdown on six of their last seven possessions, gliding over and over into the end zone. The 42-6…

  • Diving below the surface: Dismantling duck syndrome and imposter syndrome

    Buried beneath a mountain of academic and social pressure, students at Stanford often find themselves grappling with two unique mental challenges — imposter syndrome and duck syndrome.  Imposter syndrome, characterized by a persistent feeling of inadequacy despite accomplishments, frequently coexists with duck syndrome. Originally actually coined by Stanford, duck syndrome refers to the outward appearance…