Voices of Santa Clara Podcast


Huda Al-Marashi: The Journey of Publishing a Memoir

Ep. 72

Huda Al-Marashi is a 1997 Santa Clara graduate and author of First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story, a memoir the Washington Post called "a charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir of faith, family, and the journey to love."

She visited the staff at the Santa Clara Review in Fall 2019 to share her process for writing her memoir and answer staff questions. Whether or not you’re a writer, Huda will give you new tips and inspiration on storytelling and persistence. 

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Going Clubbing: Stand-Up Comedy Club

Ep. 103
Darrell Goss, Class of 2021, is a Psychology major with a Sociology minor from Los Angeles, California. As the President of the Stand-Up Comedy Club, he enjoys helping aspiring comedians to learn more about their craft and how they can provide laughter and thought provoking content to the audience of Santa Clara University.Neil Nguyen, Class of 2021, is a Computer Science major from San Jose, California. As the Treasurer of the Stand-Up Comedy Club and an active performer on stage, Neil loves to “waste time and write jokes”. For Neil, hosting writing labs for the Stand Up Comedy Club is fulfilling because it enables him to guide members of the club that are willing to try out new things and to help them get out of their comfort zone.Welcome to our Going Clubbing series, where we invite members from the clubs and organizations that we love on campus and those that we believe should be highlighted for their contributions to our college experience. In this installment, Malachi brings on Darrell Goss and Neil Nguyen to represent our beloved Stand Up Comedy Club! We discuss how Darrell and Neil started doing stand up comedy, their favorite stand up comics and the specials that inspired them to pursue comedy, the necessity of writing labs for up and coming comedians, memorable moments in the club, the impact that the club has had on our campus culture, collaborating with other schools, and their mission as executive members of the club. P.S. Malachi tells a joke in this episode… was it funny?