The history behind the cork oaks on SMC campus
Enquiring minds have wondered: How did there come to be 20 mature cork oak trees lining the entryway into Saint Mary's College, providing shade on the large expanse of lawn in front of the Chapel?
By John T. Miller
Hassle-free transportation information event for commuters
In an effort to save Lamorinda commuters ...By Vera Kochan
Moraga's small businesses utilize the talents of Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College ChangeMakers has partnered with The Moraga Chamber of Commerce to present the first, and hopefully annual, Small Business Catalyst Program.
The event, held April 17 ...By Vera Kochan
SMC women's basketball lose 65-61 in NIT second round
Completing the 2018-19 season, the Saint Mary's women's basketball team extended a streak that most teams would be envious of. The Gaels won 20 games for the eighth straight season and played in the National Invitational Tournament for the 10th straight year.
By Jon Kingdon
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