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To apologize in advance

When I first came across Cory Booker’s Daily columns, part of me was prepared to be disillusioned by yet another politician. I came across the columns through a recent Daily article titled ‘Presidential hopeful’s intimate columns about race, homosexuality and groping incident resurface.’ With such a title, given the current political environment, his collegiate writing seemed liable to incriminate him in more than angsty musings on California weather or dining hall food.

Q&A with Esmé Weijun Wang ’06, Whiting Award recipient

Stanford alumna Esmé Weijun Wang ’06 recently won the 2018 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, a $50,000 prize that supports ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Wang is the recipient of the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is the author of “The Border of Paradise: A Novel,” which made NPR’s Best Books of 2016 list.

Why read memoir?

You probably didn’t read many memoirs in English class in high school. If you’re still taking English at Stanford, you probably haven’t read many memoirs here, either (ExploreCourses confirms that some ethnic studies and English classes do include memoirs in their syllabi, but they hardly represent the mainstream English curriculum). Historically, memoir was considered a…

Spoken Word Collective’s fall show is as sweet and palatable as “Almond Milk and Agave”

The illuminating power and captivating passion radiating from Stanford’s Spoken Word Collective has once more filled the hearts of students across campus. The community group’s fall show proved to be another beautiful and eloquent performance by a mix of new and experienced poets. This past Friday at the Black Community Services Center students witnessed the…