History & Traditions

  • 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

  • Bucky Bronco confidential

    Bucky Bronco confidential

    Who wears the costume today may be classified information. But here’s one secret revealed: how Bucky came to be.

    Spring 2012

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Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

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.

The chaplain is in the House

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.

Welcome to Citizenville

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.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

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.