Features

Disconnected

When the COVID-19 epidemic came to Yolo County, the disconnection between farmworkers and local government became its own health threat. Antonio De Loera-Brust ’17 describes what he witnessed.

A Well-Aimed Rock

Blake Pickens MBA ’19, a Chickasaw film producer and stand-up comedian, uses film and jokes to change people’s minds about Native Americans and people in poverty.

To Forgive Or Not

Perhaps no one has told a more moving tale of sin, forgiveness and absolution than the great “Catholic agnostic” novelist, Graham Greene. James T. Keane ’96 looks at the mystery of absolution.

Moneyball

Name, image and likeness issues — and the money and deals involved — may reshuffle college athletics as thoroughly as Title IX. Here’s a look at a new competitive landscape.

Shelves of Selves

To Lynell George ’84, every book on her shelves is a window into who she was, is and will become. How to live when a treasured one goes missing?

Big City Oil

Oil used to be big in Los Angeles. In fact, it still is, and the industry’s impact on the region’s populations is far from equitable.

Alvarado and 3rd

The United States meets Central America at L.A.’s Westlake intersection. Rubén Martínez finds that survival is one of the many stories found at this hemispheric meeting place.

Driving Ambition

Louis Foster is a first-year student with a reputation for fast driving. He’s been seen topping 160 mph. Not on Loyola Blvd. — this British speedster drives race cars.

Trellises

How does a Filipino family gradually transplanted in new American soil grow? For Oliver de la Paz ’94, ’95, carefully, surely, like a vine that rises along its trellis.