History & Traditions

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1964

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1964

    Poems, pranks, and a prep course in marriage.

    Summer 2014

  • Santa Clara snapshot: 1963

    Santa Clara snapshot: 1963

    Willie Mays and the Giants at Buck Shaw Stadium, a commencement address by Alfred Hitchcock, and the fastest Bronco to complete a 50-mile hike.

    Fall 2013

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

    A "total environment show," the first female ROTC cadets, and the inaugural SCU Rat Race.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Heart of the matter

    Heart of the matter

    A statue that's gazed on the Mission Gardens for 130 years gets a much-needed restoration. As layers of paint are peeled away, stories of the past emerge. 

    Winter 2013

  • The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The mystery of the side chapel saint

    The restoration of a Mission-era painting reveals more than subtle colors and artistic workmanship—it also uncovers a decades-old case of mistaken identity. 

    Winter 2013

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1938

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1938

    A crowd of 41,000 watches Santa Clara beat Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. And SCU's student newspaper declares the 83-minute Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "too long."

    Winter 2013
     

  • Wings

    Wings

    For a century, John J. Montgomery has been given short shrift when it comes to his role as an aviation pioneer. It's time to set things right.

    Fall 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1912

    With the addition of courses in engineering, architecture, and law, the college becomes a university—and the celebration in June draws tens of thousands.

    Fall 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1962

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1962

    The first woman graduated with a bachelor's degree from SCU, the University welcomed Eunice Kennedy Shriver as the commencement speaker, and Santa Clara mourned the loss of Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, the "Glacier Priest."

    Summer 2012

  • Storybook season

    Storybook season

    The 1962 Broncos pitched, ran, and swatted their way to being the top-ranked team in the nation and to the College World Series. Then they battled it out in a grueling 15-inning title cruncher that was one for the record books.

    Summer 2012

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.