History & Traditions

  • Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

    Santa Clara Snapshot: 1973

    Danae Stahlnecker '15 and Sarah Perkins '13, 1 May 2013

    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

    Sam Scott '96, 21 Feb 2013

    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

    Clay Hamilton, 21 Feb 2013

    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

    Liz Wassmann '13, 21 Feb 2013

    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


    Paul Totah '79, 1 Nov 2012

    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

    Holly Hanbury-Brown '12, 1 Nov 2012

    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

    Holly Hanbury-Brown '12, 24 May 2012

    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

    Mark Purdy, 24 May 2012

    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

    Jeff Gire and Sam Scott '96, 5 Apr 2012

    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

    Holly Hanbury-Brown '12, 5 Apr 2012

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

    Spring 2012