Conversation

Kate Micucci — smart, witty, musical, artistic, funny — could make a living five different ways. From club gigs to television and movies, she has built a mosaic of a career on those talents. We interviewed Kate about funny songs, love, the creative process and the pressure of making a living solely by one’s wits and...

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Field Work

Patrick Mullen, an an AFROTC cadet when he was a student, is a corporate...

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Conversation

Tom Leach ’08, founder and president of Media RED, discusses the impact of reality...

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Diagram

Reality TV played an unexpected part in the presidential election of Donald Trump, as...

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Conversation

Two of LMU’s record-setting 3-point shooters talk about the pressure and thrill of draining...

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First Person

Elias Wondimu spent his first 20 years growing up in Ethiopia, a country riven by civil war, ethnic conflict and economic chaos. One of the casualties of that strife has been the nation’s history itself, which leaders have often rewritten or erased. As a young man, Wondimu opposed his government as an activist. Today, he is...

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My Take

An alumna learns, decades after the ’60s, that love is still currency.

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The Polaroid camera, unveiled in 1947, may have kicked off the mass DIY trend in photography. Although the original cameras are no longer made, we brought some produced by The Impossible Project to the Annual LMU Alumni BBQ in September 2016. The cool, moody...

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Letter From L.A.
News

A projected increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) in the Southwest United...

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Essay

That the manic pace of modern life is atomizing the comprehensive education work of universities is no new criticism. Today’s seemingly infinite proliferation of information and info sources is nearly overwhelming. The notion of “slow time” — to pause, reflect, integrate, then act — is a response. We asked David L. Ulin to give slow time...

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Sports

A Q&A with Sarah Sponcil ’18, outside hitter for LMU women’s volleyball and 2016...

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Voices

Pedro Almodóvar says women framed his life and shaped his films.

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Issues

This past May, the Pew Research Center issued a report on America’s shrinking middle class in U.S. cities. One conclusion: Like the rest of the nation, the middle class of the broad Los Angeles area (L.A.–Long Beach–Anaheim) does not constitute a majority of the population. Writer Scott Timberg spoke with three analysts about an economic and...

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Origins

You could say Matthew Parsons ’18 took the London train to L.A.: a trip to a college fair in England’s capitol city convinced him LMU was the school for him.

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Traditions

Every Oct. 23, the anniversary of Sam’s death, LMU’s theater community reconvenes at Sam’s...

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Top Ten

Some of a new president’s most crucial decisions are those made between election day and inauguration day. We asked Tony Coelho, who has spent much of his public service career at some of the highest levels of U.S. government, to outline the 10 most important decisions to be made by a newly elected chief executive. Because...

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Profile

Kelly Shanahan M.B.A. ’16 draws on her Chinese roots and familiarity with Chinese silk...

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Object Lesson

The 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” consisted of 250,000 hand-drawn images, each filmed by a special 35 mm still camera and then assembled into a movie. Today, animated films are usually done on computer — but LMU wants its animation students to learn the old-fashioned way. Fortunately, the School of Film and Television...

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The Giveback

The LMU School of Film and Television received a $5 million donation from the Walter Lantz Foundation this past September that will dramatically alter the school’s ability to train students.

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Conversation

Perhaps the biggest prize for the winner of the 2016 presidential election is the ability to shape the Supreme Court and the judicial branch. We spoke with Allan Ides, professor of law and Christopher N. May Chair at Loyola Law School, about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Early in his career, Ides clerked with...

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Sports

Seven members of the LMU community, including All-America runner Tara Erdmann ’12, above, will...

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Love Story