Sherpas who became luxury watchmakers. A woman dubbed “Mother Norway” for opening her Berkeley home to hundreds of visiting Norwegian college students. A scavenger hunt through San Francisco’s hidden dining scene, and a profile of a “freeway farmer” in East Palo Alto. Stories about youthful ambition, the struggles of aging, an immigrant’s triumph and a mother’s perseverance. As I prepare for the Autumn Quarter and the arrival of a new group of Stanford graduate journalism students, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. So here’s a look back at some of the articles produced in the spring for the long-form writing course I taught:
By Karoline Flam — ‘Mother Norway’ welcomes waves of college students visiting Bay Area
By Xandra Clark — A scavenger hunt through San Francisco’s hidden food scene
By Jordan Richard-Craven — Graduating Sunday, Stanford senior seeks Stockton City Council seat in November
By Stephanie Soderborg — Bay Area startup brings social networking to the open road
By Billy Gallagher — For Stanford’s Whalen, another chance to play with Luck
These and many other articles can be found on our program’s multimedia news website, the Peninsula Press.