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The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh: Act II

This is Act II in a five-act fiction story: The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh. Editor’s note: the following article contains references to suicide that some readers may find troubling. Gerald Neesh had always been frustrated by the boorishness of others. He never liked the charismatic, charming, obnoxious people that seemed to rule the world. Instead,…

To speak another tongue

Nestled in the valley, surrounded by vast mountains, is my home in Los Angeles. Stanford is very different from where I grew up. I went from speaking Spanish day and night, in and out of class, to only speaking Spanish once in a while. Now, I only speak Spanish when it comes to calling home…

Lingering thoughts on the Three Books

In honor of the Three Books for 2018 — Chang-rae Lee’s “Native Speaker,” Edwidge Danticat’s “Brother, I’m Dying” and Yuri Herrera’s “Signs Preceding the End of the World” — Reads beat writers from the Class of 2022 offer their personal reflections from their reading experiences. Olivia Manes, Contributing Writer (omanes ‘at’ stanford.edu) There are few…