From the Editor

  • By any other name

    By any other name

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Oct 2014

    By any other name: Root and bloom of roses on the Mission Campus—and Santa Clara's ties to El Salvador.

    Fall 2014

  • Tales and tellers

    Tales and tellers

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Jun 2014

    Some reading comes and goes. But what persists, what continues to sustain us when we need it most?

    Summer 2014

  • The pursuit

    The pursuit

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Apr 2014

    With hunger and curiosity, we seek a narrative arc that deepens understanding, both near and far—whether here on a bucolic campus or in Takhar and Yangon, on the sidewalks of New York or the streets of Ukraine.

  • Conversations worth having

    Conversations worth having

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Dec 2013

    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.

    Winter 2014

  • Being there

    Being there

    Steven Boyd Saum, 26 Sep 2013

    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.

    Fall 2013

  • We walk

    We walk

    Steven Boyd Saum, 1 May 2013

    If you're going to walk across California, there are many ways other than incremental units to assess the distance, to imagine the journey.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Story time

    Story time

    Steven Boyd Saum, 21 Feb 2013

    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?

    Winter 2013

  • Brilliant and resilient

    Brilliant and resilient

    Steven Boyd Saum, 19 Dec 2012

    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!

    Spring 2011

  • From the Mission to Mars

    From the Mission to Mars

    Steven Boyd Saum, 1 Nov 2012

    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. 

    Fall 2012
     

  • Imagine you are here:

    Imagine you are here:

    Steven Boyd Saum, 24 May 2012

    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.

    Summer 2012

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