editor’s choice

December 2017

Moving In with Mom

What a partnership with two caregivers taught me about family.

By

Dave Iverson

Essays

December 2018

How Three Women Scientists Gave One Another a Boost—Without Even Realizing It

It all started when Anna wanted to study ants. Or did it?

By

Judith L. Wagner

November 5, 2018

What I Learned from 6 Incarcerated Teen Girls

A community of writers taught me a lesson about trust.

By

Shelley Ring Diamond

September 2018

10 Ways to ‘Get Involved’

Based on slightly exaggerated actual attempts.

By

Summer Moore Batte

July 2018

Running Through Stop Signs

A Stanford student with cystic fibrosis sets off on a 65K — with an IV in his arm.

By

Susan Biggar

March 2018

Third Time's the Charm

Finding peace under a cultural magnifying glass.

By

Waka Takahashi Brown

May 2018

Man in the Mountains

Deep in the Cascades, my father's legacy lives on.

By

David Hirning

May 2018

Saying Goodbye to a Part of Our Past

An Elegy for the ‘O’

By

Melinda Sacks

March 2018

Pennies for My Thoughts

I did it all for science and a little spending money.

By

Meghan Davis Mercer

March 2018

Secrets of Stradivari

I'm in love with an 18th-century cello. So I traveled to Italy to figure out how to make one just like it. Well, almost.

By

Harry Mairson

January 14, 2018

‘This Is Not a Drill’: Those 38 Minutes of Nuclear False Alarm

STANFORD senior writer Melinda Sacks was waking up in Hawaii when the missile alert came across her phone. This is what she went through.

By

Melinda Sacks

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