Santa Clara Magazine

SCM Cover Fall 2017




Vigil for justice. Reader reflections. Grad Picnic recipe. Forging a fierce Santa Clara path. 

Andy Warhol's Truck screen print

Mission Matters

A commencement send-off in verse. Panetta’s fighting words. Bronco river royalty. Warhol at work. Legalities: troll patrol and a verdict set to music.

Diamond ring

Alumni News

Summer of Love revisited. Celebrity bling with a conscience. Major general advice. Living the bella vita.

Soccer player Julie Ertz

Web Only

Data shadows, a message of solidarity, women leaders in high tech law, social entrepreneurship and a passion for passion fruit, plus a prophetic speech from the archives. 

Fall 2017


  • What We Owe

    What We Owe

    Tatiana Sanchez ’10, 28 Sep 2017

    At the very least: stories that capture the contour of a life. A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter on the Ghost Ship fire and tales of human strife and resilience.

    Fall 2017

  • The Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet

    The Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet

    Deborah Lohse, 28 Sep 2017

    It seeks no monetary damages, just solutions. And to hold accountable those who knowingly violated future generations’ rights to life, liberty, and property. 

    Fall 2017

  • Courage Central

    Courage Central

    Marty Sammon ’56, MBA ’63, 28 Sep 2017

    September 1957, Little Rock, Arkansas. Nine African-American kids wanted to go to school. The 101st Airborne was sent there to help. One of those paratroopers tells the story.

    Fall 2017

  • Time for a Big Shift

    Time for a Big Shift

    Meir Statman, 28 Sep 2017

    We work and save for decades. And then what? A behavioral finance expert writes about aging, providing for future generations, and the tough transition that many face.

    Fall 2017 

  • The Lesson for Today

    The Lesson for Today

    Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., 28 Sep 2017

    Education, data, and a Silicon Valley solution to help teachers better understand students in East San Jose and beyond. A conversation with John Matthew Sobrato ’10.

    Fall 2017

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