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Apr 11 2017 | Michael Taylor
For about six months, I worked the front desk at the Stanford gyms, where my main responsibility was making sure that everyone who entered the gym had permission to be there.
Apr 6 2017 | The Woodside World Staff
Larissa MacFarquhar, Ethics Center writer-in-residence and staff writer at The New Yorker, recently paid a visit to Woodside High School's journalism class to discuss the life of a writer. These articles reporting on her visit originally appeared in The Woodside World.  "Larissa Macfarquhar Teaches...
Mar 24 2017 | Michael Taylor
(Before reading, please watch the first 45 seconds of the following clip from The Hunger Games: The Death of Rue)   I: I have no pity. That’s what you get when you hug it out above a booby trap. T: It’s a movie.
Mar 14 2017 | Sara Button
On March 1st, journalist and poet Eliza Griswold came to Stanford as part of the Writer’s Workshop, an initiative led by the McCoy Center that gives nonfiction writers without an academic appointment the opportunity to talk about their current book project and hold a manuscript workshop. Her...
Mar 7 2017 | Michael Taylor
Thou: Truth or dare? I: Truth. Thou: What’s a recurring fantasy you have? I: Like, one day I’ll be an astronaut? Thou: No. You know what I mean. You don’t have to get graphic. I just mean the general situation. I: That’s tough. Thou: You can do any old fantasy, if you don’t feel comfortable. I: I...

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