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Saint Mary's defeats No. 1 Gonzaga to earn spot in NCAA Tournament
This has been quite a weekend for the Bennett family and defensive basketball. After watching his sons Cade and Chase's Campolindo basketball team defeat Colony High School to win the state championship, Saint Mary's head coach Randy Bennett and the Gaels defeated ...By Jon Kingdon



SMC grad student pens book about gang violence, revenge
While many young writers finish a new book and languish away trying to find a publisher, Darrion Theodore Carlyle, a Saint Mary's College graduate student, jumped that hurdle by forming his own company.
By John T. Miller



Award-winning pianist featured in free solo piano concert at SMC
Bobby Mitchell is an American pianist whose interests are embedded in the here and now of music as performance art, as well as the more standard classical repertory of centuries past. He is a frequent performer of new and rarely heard works, and his interests lie ...Submitted by Vicki Nakamura



The all-encompassing life of a college athletic trainer
Josh Sims became the director of sports medicine this past August at Saint Mary's College. If you were to compare athletic training from college to high school, it's essentially the same . only more so. The high schools are essentially one-man operations. Sims ...By Jon Kingdon



SMC course on the truth behind lying
When people say we're all destined to experience two life events - birth and death - they're forgetting one other common denominator: lying.
"I don't think we'll ever meet someone who's ...
By Lou Fancher



SMC Jan Term course delves into the rise of women in a country hit hard by genocide
Acute listening, deeper learning and broader humanitarianism are lofty aspirations to set for 2019. Nonetheless, these are the ambitious, aimed at outcomes for 18 Saint Mary's College students enrolled in a Jan Term travel course, "Rwanda Rising: Women, Leadership & ...By Lou Fancher



Spirit of Saint Mary's headed to afterlife
One of the most popular, larger-than-life personalities of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District has made its last emergency call and will soon be sold to the highest bidder.
The MOFD board of ...
By Nick Marnell



Saint Mary's business students strive to tackle Rheem Theatre's woes
It's no secret that the Rheem Theatre has gone through its share of ups and downs in the past 10 years. The Moraga Chamber of Commerce and Saint Mary's College partnered to organize a business competition aimed at focusing on the theatre's financial issues.
By Vera Kochan



Hip-hop musician and filmmaker discusses his film, as well as issues of race and activism at SMC
When people in the Bay Area think of Saint Mary's College, a small private catholic college tucked away in the quiet cul de sac town of Moraga, funk-punk hip-hop musician and politically engaged independent filmmaker Boots Riley isn't the first person who springs to ...By Lou Fancher



SMC alum brings Hollywood to Rheem Theatre
Saint Mary's College alumnus, actor Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2017 Academy Award Best Picture winner, "Moonlight," is returning to Moraga to promote his new film, "Green Book," which is based on a true story.
By Vera Kochan



SMC women's volleyball surpassing expectations halfway through season
It's a fine line between victory and defeat. Last season the Saint Mary's women's volleyball team had a record of 9 and 19. This year, it only took the Gaels 11 matches to reach last season's win total and now have an overall record of 11-3 halfway through the ...By Jon Kingdon



SMC 'Graphicanos' exhibit expresses art as visual literature
A museum in 2018 to be relevant is more than a mausoleum to 2D art on walls, 3D sculpture on pedestals or artifacts behind glass. To attract and engage visitors, modern day art institutions reflect a local community or region, capture the dynamic vibe of an era, genre ...By Lou Fancher



SMC students continue a colorful tradition
More than 650 first-year and 160 transfer students moved into their residence halls at Saint Mary's College Aug. 23, with the day kicking off the College's annual Weekend of Welcome for new and returning students. In keeping with the Saint Mary's tradition of service, ...Submitted by Kay Carney



Eight SMC correographers featured in 'Unearthed' concerts
This year's dance thesis candidates will be presenting "Unearthed," a series of two concerts featuring work by eight choreographers - the culminating work of Saint Mary's College of California Class of 2018 MFA in Dance students that includes themes of healing, ...Submitted by Aurelia Moulin



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