Editor’s Blog

The Work of Ponzi

  Working as an editor can often seem a gray existence. Sometimes I go for weeks with my nose buried in text, the stuff that makes the pages turn gray. If the universe of the publishing profession could be expressed…

The D.C.-Lincoln Heights Connection

  Our next issue of LMU Magazine, arriving in a few weeks, will feature a piece we’ve dreamed about for almost three years: a photo essay and feature story on the murals of Los Angeles. L.A.’s murals are inspiring and…

A Good Story Wins the Day

Here in Los Angeles, we’re passing our days in the season of awards: The Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild awards have already exchanged hands, and the new Grammy awards and Academy Awards will soon be in living rooms,…

The Ace Adams Award

This past December, the LMU men’s lacrosse team received an award that recognizes sportsmanship and respect for the game. For the second year in a row, LMU received the District 10 Ace Adams Award, the first time that consecutive Adams…

Sam Fischer’s Triple Crown Path

It was a baseball fan’s dream: a 30-minute conversation with a player who will likely go down in the history books as the greatest hitter in LMU softball history — Sam Fischer. In the upcoming issue of LMU Magazine, due…

Red Cabbage and Cool Water

I have a friend at work who, as any good friend would, has steadily been offering advice to improve my life. I’ll call him Good Ben/Bad Ben. Lately, Good Ben has been urging me to go with him to volunteer…

If Families Were Sports Clubs

A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon watching the season’s first home game of the LMU women’s soccer team. Sitting beside me in the Sullivan Field bleachers was the biggest fan of LMU soccer that I know: my 7-year-old…

Remembering Clay

Last night, we paid our respects to a young man who was changed by the world, in some ways for the better, in others for the worse. At a memorial service for Clay Hunt in Sacred Heart Chapel, we experienced…

The Spy’s Tale

On Sunday, March 27, a small, frail woman with a big story came to LMU: Marthe Cohn, spy. Cohn, born in 1920, is a French Jew who was raised in a family that spoke German as well as they spoke…