The Pitch

Ben Davidson ’20 finds a global connection on the turf.

In this soccer story, a different type than the ones you may be used to hearing out of Santa Clara, Ben Davidson ’20 found himself literally immersed in a meeting of cultures.

And what the Jean Donovan Summer Immersion Fellow found there was brotherhood.

It was as Davidson worked with 4Worlds, a non-profit in Portland, that he found himself on the field with kids from the Congo, Bhutan, and Kenya. It was his job to set up pickup games and organize tournaments.

Without shared languages or customs, and sometimes without cleats, the kids and Davidson found a shared sport—soccer.

As he left at the end of the summer, one of the kids asked, “When are you gonna be back next year?” and Davidson realized a community had developed through a shared love and space of a makeshift soccer field.

Drumroll, Please!

Santa Clara University’s renovated jazz studio gives music majors and non-majors more space to find their sound.

A Plan For Tomorrow

Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan unveils a new strategic plan, Impact 2030, with a focus on increasing access and opportunity, and, of course, SCU’s Jesuit values and Silicon Valley location.

Hoops of Hope

From pink socks to non-profit outreach, Santa Clara Women’s Basketball hosted their annual Pink Game to honor families impacted by cancer.

Flight and Food

Birds can be the key to understanding the environment and SCU students are taking a closer look.