editor’s choice

July 2019

This Is Only a Test

A successful author takes a second shot at the GRE, 40 years after the first.

By

Martha Freeman

Essays

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

December 2017

Our Favorite Avatar

Could video games help our dad reclaim what he'd lost?

By

Vanessa Hua

December 2017

Moving In with Mom

What a partnership with two caregivers taught me about family.

By

Dave Iverson

September 2017

Sugar-Fixing Our Stress

How my wife and I shake it off in a kitchen across the pond.

By

Mark Otuteye

September 2017

Why I Won't Reject the Western Canon

Learning from both sides of my dual heritage.

By

Miguel Samano

September 2017

Re: The Thought Police

On college campuses, how do we achieve both civility and candor?

By

Eamonn Callan

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