Editor’s Blog

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…

Building with Haze and Mist

On the second floor of University Hall hangs a photograph of the Loyola College groundbreaking celebration of May 20, 1928. A temporary stage hovers in the background, while benches and folding chairs, cars parked haphazardly and people fitted out in…

The Road From Flames to Freedom

Four African American men who helped change U.S. history and who live in Los Angeles testified about their experiences in the Civil Rights movement at a documentary screening on campus this past week: Robert Farrell, Michael Grubbs, Claude Liggins and…

Golden Years

This past Sunday, a woman who devoted 25 years of her life to LMU was honored when the Campus Ministry suite in the basement of Sacred Heart Chapel was dedicated. The suite has been named for Agnes Marie Schon, C.S.J.,…

Seasonal Change

During the past few weeks, I’ve become enamored with the films of Yasujiro Ozu, a Japanese filmmaker. He made seminal movies about post-World War II Japan, including “Late Spring” and “Early Summer,” two I’ve seen recently. I’m attracted to his…

Confession Time

I have a confession to make: I really don’t have a major problem with Saint Mary’s College. And while I’m at it, this: I used to be on their payroll. It’s true: I once was a writer for their university…

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

I will bet that almost all editors agree that the stories behind the stories are often the best stories of all. If you think you’d love to be on a bar stool next to the surgeons who are slicing up…

The Story Bronzed

Universities are considered places of texts and stories, but a foundational story was told in bronze this past week. A sculpture symbolizing the mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary was unveiled Nov. 13 at the Marymount…