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Reads of gratefulness

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving break, Reads beat writers gathered together to share a read they are grateful for having in their lives and to reflect on its significance.   Sofia Schlozman, Contributing Writer (sschloz ‘at’ stanford.edu) “If I Should Have a Daughter” by Sarah Kay: For a long time, I thought that…

The “what do I major in” stress

When many people think of Stanford, they think of engineers, computer scientists and doctors. They think low acceptance rate, Silicon Valley, Snapchat and research. Stanford is synonymous with the cutting edge in technology, full of brilliant minds who constantly push the boundaries to advance our world. If Harvard makes the best lawyers, Stanford makes the…

[copy RW] Poetry (1/2): Nancy Chang

It All Becomes Oblong  The length of the snap pea Exactly matches that of my pinky finger: Carbon sequestered, Water to disappear unseen. I want to become myself, The way that earth turns brown into green. Frame Rate Maybe if I just describe him completely, Well enough, He’ll stay permanently fixed. I’ll never keep him still,…

Having your writing workshopped

This quarter, I’m in a Special Topics creative writing seminar called War & Writing. The class was intended to bridge the gap between veterans and non-veterans through the art of storytelling. It is a 16-person seminar comprised of eight veterans and eight non-veterans. It has been the most rewarding class that I’ve taken at Stanford…