editor’s choice

September 2019

Home Free Home

My on-campus housing was free and the envy of my friends. Then the weather changed.

By

John Church

Essays

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

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

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