Sacred Art

John August Swanson dropped out of LMU to spend the next five decades developing his own stunning style of religious and political art.

Appy Days

An app developed by students is designed to link drivers to businesses or homeowners with precious parking space.

Sweet Hope

Lynell George finds hope amid strife when she looks back to the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the journey her family made years before from New Orleans for a new life in Los Angeles.

Time Out

Pushing your child to master one and only one sport from an early age — sports specialization — could be a game she or he ends up losing.


The DACA program and the fate of Dreamers now appear to be languishing in legislative limbo. LMU experts examine DACA’s prospects and make their best guess about its future.

Producer’s Credit

Prolific and outspoken, film producer Effie Brown ’93, one of the industry’s prolific filmmakers, just wants to make movies that reflect the America she lives in and cares about.

Nest Egg

Los Angeles is home to more hummingbirds than any U.S. city. Student researchers are tracking mother hummingbirds’ energy expenditure in nests across the LMU campus.


For our series on The Seven Deadly Sins, Jason S. Sexton writes about pride.—The Editor “Forget about the other six, says Pride.They’re only using you.”—Dana Gioia, “The Seven Deadly Sins” It set the course of early Californians, fortune seekers and…


In his essay about gluttony, poet Oliver de la Paz ’96 writes about his father’s dress shirts, tube socks, guns and issues of National Geographic magazine.