Fall 2009

International Event Brings New Lessons

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Adam Cooper coaches the U.S. team in the 18th Maccabai Games.

Soccer Coach Stresses Attack

New Women's Soccer head coach Kai Edwards.

Kai Edwards, the new head coach of women's soccer, is bringing a more aggressive and competitive style of play to the team.

Finding Inspiration Through Service

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Student-athlete Lyndsey Parker '09 worked on Soles–4–Souls shoe drive.

Faculty Profile: Barry Eckhouse

By Erin Hallissy

From Aristotle to iTunes

Barry Eckhouse's field is rhetoric, one of the seven classical liberal arts, but he's using cutting-edge technology that was never dreamed of last century, much less 2,000 years ago.

A Noteworthy Sesquicentennial Class

The Class of 2013 — incoming freshmen who will graduate as the College celebrates its sesquicentennial — includes more honors-at-entrance students and a higher proportion of honors students (14.5 percent) than in any year in the College's history.

The increase in top academic students in the freshmen class of 572 coupled with a slightly lower admission rate resulted in a class average GPA of 3.40 and an SAT average (critical reading and math combined) of 1091.

Alumni Welcomed Home at Reunion Weekend

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Saint Mary's College Class of 1974.

From the Editor

By Erin Hallissy


Some people make a distinction between college and the "real world," as though they are mutually exclusive concepts. Saint Mary's students experience the real world every day as they explore the great questions of all time and their place in their unique time on earth.

Letters to the Editor

Where's the Chapel?

Dear Editors,
I am concerned about the variations of the campus logo we seem to be seeing these days.  It seems to me that, as a Catholic and Christian institution, the logo including the College Chapel should be the official logo and used on all communications from SMC. We should be proud to be a College that is Catholic and Christian, and we should be both willing and proud to advertise this to others.

from Some Versions of the Street

By Sharon Lynn Osmond

an interval



She leans into it, buttons her brown coat, spills oranges from a torn bag
--corporeal orbs among the dim litter of gray stones
rocky October pewter light

At her feet, paired sparrows forage
sifting bone sifting bone

severed landscape

loosed like sand


I lean into it, and it gives
Edges ravel fragile
Salt-grass fills blind diamonds

my eyes

Soldiers forage near me
sifting bone sifting bone