Welcome to The Daily! I’m Christine, the managing editor for The Grind which is the paper’s lifestyle section. Join us if you’re looking to explore topics of interest to the Stanford community through creative nonfiction. Our content is rooted in literary journalism – which includes profiles, features, and persona essays that center student perspectives.
Because of the nature of our coverage, our writers have a lot of autonomy and flexibility in what topics they cover. You can write a personal essay about lessons learned in quarantine. You can write an article about your favorite study spots on campus. Or you can even profile your favorite coffee shop. The options are bountiful!
Here are some recently published Grind articles that capture the spirit of the section:
- Read about the growth of political slog or life lessons learned while digging up bones at a monastery in Greece.
- Read this dissection of the online queer dating scene through one man’s ethnography of Grindr
- Check out following a first-year students journey through the pandemic
- Take a look at this reflection Gender Equity and Justice Summit event hosted at Stanford (trigger warning: suicide ideation, sexual assault)
We want to create a strong pool of talented and curious writers from different backgrounds and levels of experience. You can be as involved as you like – whether that’s contributing an article every few weeks or writing more frequently as a staff writer. The Grind also offers a columnists program that invites a small group of writers to work closely with the section’s editors to produce content bi-weekly and edit each other’s work in a workshop-style format.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact [email protected].