What's In My Bookbag?

Photo: Glenn Matsumura

Senior Erryn Lewis, a native of Los Angeles, is majoring in drama and economics. Her split academic personality comes through when you peek into her sleek leather backpack:

Graphing calculator

Forgot it on the day of her Econ 52 exam. The professor had to loan her one.


"Red is for Stanford. I'm always trying to make things symbolic."

Newspaper clipping

"My mother is always sending me something inspirational or a cartoon or a Bible verse."

Acting notes

Purple suede notebook includes thoughts about what motivates her character (she recently had a supporting role in Antigone).

Sorority necklace

A constant reminder of her Tri Delt sisters.

Leather "E" keychain

"E" names run in her family. Her mom is Elnous, and her sister is Erika.

Colored pens

For plotting shifting lines on graphs.