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March 2019

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First-gen, Low-Income and Claiming a Community

How FLI students are transforming the university for everyone.

By

Diana Aguilera

Features

Trapeze Artist

When Yulia Pinkusevich makes art, it often involves orienting her body in a physical space. That's how you’re meant to experience her work, too.

By

Melinda Sacks

This Is Your Brain On . . .

New science tells us how to better manage our addictions, be they to substances or smartphones.

By

Katharine Gammon

First-gen, Low-Income and Claiming a Community

How FLI students are transforming the university for everyone.

By

Diana Aguilera

Campus

Sizing Up Stanford's Zero-waste Ambitions

The university aims to cut its trash output to 10 percent of its waste by 2030. Here's how it might get there.

By

Yanichka Ariunbold

He Talks with His Mom About Sex. On a Podcast

And other true stories (and one falsehood) from the madcap life of Cameron Poter.

By

Heidi Sigua

What’s Your Life Hack?

Tell us in exactly 5 words.

By

Kathy Zonana

A Short Nerdy History of Beer

Turns out there are some key Cardinal moments in the story of your favorite brew.

By

Michael Shapiro

Inspired by an Ancestral Land

Engineering PhD candidate Usua U. Amanam describes how his Nigerian heritage informs his path.

By

Jill Patton

The New Rules on Investment

Stanford updates its guidelines and provides examples of when divestment is appropriate.

By

Jill Patton

The Science of Primal Scream

A biologist explains why the Dead Week tradition relieves stress.

By

Jill Patton

Financial Aid News for Homeowners

University seeks to ease burden on low- and middle-income families.

By

Kathy Zonana

What You Don’t Know About the Stanford Seal

The university calls it Stanford’s strongest emblem. It may come as a surprise, then, that it has only been around—in its current form, anyway—for 15 years.

By

Nick Burns

Eight Is Great for Women’s Volleyball

Two-time national player of the year Kathryn Plummer, ’20, leads Stanford to its latest NCAA championship.

By

Kevin Cool

The Psychology of Heroism

Can we be trained to be saviors? Psychology professor emeritus Philip Zimbardo aims to find out.

By

Diana Aguilera

Essays

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

These days, when I look at my home, I see the nightmare that could be.

By

Melinda Sacks

Advice

How to Cope with the News

Managing stress when tuning out doesn't feel like an option.

By

Rebecca Beyer

Columns

Going Public

Today’s low-income and first-gen students aren‘t afraid to tell the whole truth.

By

Kathy Zonana

Promoting Sustainable Solutions

Experts navigate a critical moment in energy and climate science.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Departments

What Eric Left Behind

I wish my husband could see how people remember him.

By

Karen Law

Shelf Life

Shelf Life - March 2019

New releases that inspire us.

The Dish

Who’s Warming Your Home

Kathy Hannun, ’09, MA ’15, reduces greenhouse gas emissions at Dandelion, a company that installs home geothermal systems.

By

Tom Kertscher

Former Card Trots the Globe

Lili “Champ” Thompson, ’17, seeks ”to do things no one has done with basketball” with the Harlem Globetrotters.

By

Diana Aguilera

The Freshman on California’s High Court

After eight years of vetting and recommending judicial candidates, Joshua Groban, ’95, takes a seat himself on the state supreme court.

By

John Roemer

The Cardinal’s First Baseball Hall of Famer

The Baseball Writers’ Association immortalizes “Moose” Mussina, ’91.

By

Yanichka Ariunbold

Silicon Valley Leader Steps Up for Major Foundation

Nicole Taylor, ’90, MA ’91, takes the helm at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which holds more than $13.5 billion in assets.

By

Melinda Sacks