History & Traditions

  • 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

  • Santa Clara Snapshot:1987

    Santa Clara Snapshot:1987

    1987—a year of pennies, Diet Coke, and the first Reggae Sunsplash on campus.

    Spring 2012

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1942

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1942

    1942 was a year of great change for the Mission Campus as the country ramped up for war.

    Winter 2012 | SNAPSHOT

  • Bribes, bombs, and outright lies

    Bribes, bombs, and outright lies

    Legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow comes to campus—and shows that ethical issues raised in the Trial of the Century remain as vexing today as they did when spittoons lined the courthouse floor.

    Winter 2012 | LAW

  • Sweetness

    Sweetness

    On New Year’s Day 1937, a team from a little Jesuit school in the Santa Clara Valley stunned the sports world with an upset that won them the Sugar Bowl. And put their home on the map.

    Winter 2012 | HISTORY & TRADITION

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 2001

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 2001

    2001: Santa Clara celebrated its 150th year in June. That fall, the University mourned the victims of the September 11 attacks including student Deora Bodley and alumnus Lawrence Getzfred ’71.

    Fall 2011

  • Race matters

    Race matters

    When Antonio Estremera ’72 came to Santa Clara in 1968, he intended to major in history, not make it.

    Summer 2010

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1970

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1970

    There were only four days of classes, three philosophy courses were required to graduate, and hundreds of students boycotted class to protest U.S. military action in Cambodia.

    Winter 2010

  • ... And ladies of the club

    ... And ladies of the club

    In 2010, the Catala Club celebrated 80 years of work and play. As a group, they’ve raised millions for scholarships—and they’re going strong.

    Winter 2010

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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.