Aileen Gallagher’s latest story selection, from The Quad at Boston University.
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.