From the Editor
You see those two words on the cover—Faith, Politics. Let's talk about where they meet and part, in the past and present: from the time of the historic Jesus to Government 2.0. And other conversations worth having.
Moments in time—a memorable family dinner, a photographer capturing a shot in just the right light—often connect to larger stories that stretch across time and space.
If you're going to walk across California, there are many ways other than incremental units to assess the distance, to imagine the journey.
Stories: complex plots unfolding around questions of who we are, where we're from, and where we're going, all of which makes us ask, and then what happened?
Hope is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson wrote. And there, the opening image of the spring magazine, captured by the lens of Susan Middleton '70, behold: What feathers!
Start with a question you’ve heard a million times: Why? And the stories start to spin out from there, perhaps of fitting together plastic blocks as a boy, which is part of the answer: Here’s why I became an engineer.
It could be something small, or something gigantic, but art of any form is capable of piercing through our daily distractions to give insight or pleasure.
From the beginnings of Bucky the Bronco to unlocking the secrets of the universe through dark matter.
Why we fight—the question is hard to answer. Perhaps it's important to address the issue more for the questions raised than the answers provided.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, avers a Chinese proverb. In whose shoes are you walking and what are you carrying to sustain you?
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.