Greatest Hits of 2011
The top Santa Clara Magazine stories from last year, as well as from the vaults, keep online readers coming back.
One of the advantages of the online magazine is that readers are able to interact with our stories. And in 2011, interact they did. Whether it was to add a memory of life in Graham Hall, provide a thoughtful comment on a feature article, share a story on Facebook, or view photo galleries of the Peace Corps volunteers, readers came to santaclaramagazine.com more often and in higher numbers than ever before. So what were the favorites? Drum roll, please ...
Our online readers also came in search of articles from previous years. So much so that we are working to make it even easier to find favorite stories and related content. What were the most sought after blasts from the past? Take a look—maybe you'll discover a gem you've missed.
There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.
With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.
Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.
Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.
The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.
George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.