Good journalism explains complicated subjects in ways that the audience can understand. Great journalism makes those subjects exciting. In his story about an organization at Boston University that’s trying to build a rocket, Jake Lucas conveys both why the students love what they do and what exactly is so difficult about it. When Lucas writes about the final test of the Mk IV Quasar, the audience shares a victory with the exceptional students who built it.

The Road to Space

Jake Lucas | The Quad | May 9, 2014 |10 minutes (2,488 words)