Issues

If a map of promising U.S. fracking sites were drawn, a second map depicting sites of heated controversy over the practice would almost be identical to the first. Prominent on both would be wells in states like North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Kentucky, where Catholic nuns have refused permission to oil companies to build on their...

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Conversation

In March 1976, the Argentine military seized control of the country’s government, ruling for seven years. Some 30,000 people were “disappeared” — secretly arrested, tortured in unknown locations and eventually killed — by the regime. Alicia Partnoy, associate professor of Spanish, was among the few survivors. She spent almost three years in prison before being released....

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Conversation

Hrag Hamalian M.A. ’07 earned a master’s degree in secondary education through the LMU/Teach for America Partnership program in the LMU School of Education. As a TFA corps member, he taught ninth-grade biology at Locke High School in Watts. In 2009, he founded Valor Academy, a fifth- through eighth-grade charter middle school in the San Fernando...

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My Take

I’m a writer, so I read. And I read quite a bit.

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Voices

Karima Bennoune, author of “Your Fatwa Doesn’t Apply Here: Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism,” came to LMU’s Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts in September to amplify voices.

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Object Lesson

A century ago, the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a 223-mile ribbon of...

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Letter From L.A.

In late November 1860, 10 years after statehood and the Gold Rush, botanist William...

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Conversation

Richard Fox, professor of political science, examines how gender affects voting behavior, elections and political ambition. He and his colleague, Jennifer L. Lawless, at American University in Washington, D.C., have found that a gender gap exists between men and women when it comes to political ambition. Fox’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times and...

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Favorites

Sapphire Sandalo ’10 co-founded Troll Free Productions, which produces two YouTube shows: “DeToonified,” which reviews and analyzes animated films, and “Toon Buzz” on Channel Frederator, a weekly animation news show. She recently worked on Comedy Central’s “TripTank” and “ADHD on FOX.” As an undergraduate, her animated music video won Best Animation at LMU’s 2009 Film Outside...

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Assigned Reading
Love Story

Ten dates. The punch card was the key. For Steven Gonzalez ’04, M.A. ’12...

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Recognize any of these faces? They were all drawn at the 60th Annual LMU Alumni BBQ this past September. We hired Ian Dellota and Christian Zamorano, professional caricature artists, to draw portraits of alumni, family and friends who stopped by the LMU Magazine booth.

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The Giveback

For people with cancer in the gastrointestinal area, radiation therapy can be an ordeal as well as a path to better health. A 10-minute treatment may leave them with tiredness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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