Features

Climate Chaos

Extreme California weather may bring chaos, but do we resist, mitigate or adapt to preserve the climate, our common good? David L. Ulin explores the path head and our responsibilities.

The Next Mile

Chris Louie ’91 is a marathon runner. Maybe a marathon marathon runner is more accurate — he’s run 128 of them. Here’s what makes him move.

Cougar Town

Native mountain lions risk their lives to cross the U.S. 101 freeway. A wildlife crossing, in the form of a bridge, could save them.

Amped Up

An executive producer with the Obamas’ Higher Ground Audio amplifies voices and stories that are too rarely heard. An interview with Mukta Mohan ’14.

The Class of COVID

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed deep flaws in the nation’s education systems. Have we learned anything that will lead to ways to improve K-12 education?

Stage Rights

In 1963, James Baldwin masterminded a tense nighttime meeting with Robert F. Kennedy to break down the Kennedy administration’s reluctance to act on civil rights. Baldwin’s summit changed RFK forever after.

Poll Watching

Polls that seemed terribly inaccurate in the 2016 presidential election left half the country feeling they’d burned their hands on the stove. Should we doubt polling reports this year? Three LMU experts say probably not.

California’s Catholic Browns

Pat and Jerry Brown — father and son — together governed California for a span totaling nearly a quarter century with their Catholic culture’s influence never far from the foreground.