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.
Rachel Fong ’21 spends her weekdays as a computer science student and her weekends working from home as a YouTuber on the channel Kawaii Sweet World, which translated from Japanese means “Cute Sweet World.” Fong started her channel in 2011, and continues to upload crafting and baking tutorials to this day. As of this article’s release, the channel has more than 1.1 million subscribers. In September, Fong secured a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter, a subsidiary of Crown Publishing, which also publishes the cookbooks of celebrity chef Bobby Flay and television personality Martha Stewart. The Daily spoke with Fong about Kawaii Sweet World and her future career plans.
This past summer, Sophia Pink ’19 embarked on a solo road trip across the country, asking questions about the hopes and futures of 21 year-olds from all walks of life.
The Daily sits down with Maya Varma ’20, who was named earlier this year to Her Campus’ 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women list for her achievements in designing affordable health care technology.
This past September, Gi-Wook Shin, a professor in sociology, published a book titled “Superficial Korea” that discusses social issues in South Korea and suggests cultural and political solutions to them.
The Stanford Daily sat down with Maggie Stiefvater, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Raven Cycle,” “The Scorpio Races” and “The Shiver Trilogy.”
Earth System Science Professor Greg Asner received the 22nd annual Heinz Award from the Heinz Family Foundation earlier this month for his work in applying ultra-high resolution technologies to analyze different ecosystems. The Daily interviewed Asner on his research and interests.
The Daily sat down with three Stanford YouTubers to discuss their video channels.