Guest Post: SEARCH Experience

By Erica Valle Erica is a junior accounting major originally from Bellevue, WA. She enjoys her various involvements on campus (APB, AKPsi, CSL) and in her free time loves hiking, eating, and just soaking up everything Silicon Valley and California have to offer. Growing up, I always had trouble wrapping my mind around these big … Continue reading

Beyond the Gate

Beyond the Gate

By Gus Hardy   If you’ve been reading the blog lately (and I thank you very much for doing so), you’ll have noticed that my friend Joe has been writing copious amounts about his time in El Salvador. I tell you this much, the stories that he tells me in person are even more exciting. … Continue reading

Pope Francis and Donald Sterling

By Joe Alexander-Short NBA Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling’s recent leaked conversation was sad for many reasons. Sad that a man in a position of leadership could still hold such primitive views toward race, sad for the African-community to be subjected to such hate, and sad that for the human community that we exist within a … Continue reading

What I make of the Pope’s Devil and his Living Jesus

What I make of the Pope’s Devil and his Living Jesus

By Joe Alexander-Short After this third Sunday of Easter, I’m pleased to see the Pope’s down-to-earth reflections on the resurrection of Jesus. As the birthplace of liberation theology and home to stark economic injustices, many have recognized that Pope Francis upbringing in Latin America is formative of his theology. As I consider Pope Francis and his … Continue reading

Social Business

By Alex Nauman   Alex is a Junior at Santa Clara University from Sacramento, CA. He is majoring in Operations Management and Information Systems in the Leavey School of Business, and has minors in Entrepreneurship and Retail Studies. On campus, Alex works for Residence Life as a Community Facilitator and is also very involved in Campus … Continue reading

Reaching the Peak (and not by myself)

Reaching the Peak (and not by myself)

By Gus Hardy   It was just another signup that was being advertised in Sobrato Hall. “MISSION PEAK HIKE!” the flyer said with all the enthusiasm that a university flyer could generate. Within three seconds, I had put down my name to go and made plans to do all my homework in advance so I … Continue reading

3 Things to Think About Going Into Holy Week

Yesterday, Palm Sunday, in church, we sang the song “Hosanna” by Hillsong’s Brooke Fraser. While I sang the lyrics, I couldn’t help but be moved by the thought of my Savior entered Jerusalem to cries of “Hosanna in the highest”—knowing that but a few days later He would die what is probably the most excruciating … Continue reading