Save Our State

Think locust, eagle & snake.
No one says hate.
The mission is clear:
grow-up invasion.
I tuck the parachute
under my sweatshirt.
If I slip in dirt,
the hardware jingles.

dos, tres
Libraries make good hiding places.
A boy makes raspberry keepsakes
& annotates the belly.
I am 861.608Mr.
The word is jawbreaker;
Shouldn’t the layers

America in the World

By Carl Guarneri
Illustrations by Mark Stamaty

Dreams Come True

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Mimi Chakarova

A Leap Forward

Story by Debra Holtz
Photography by Anne Dowie

While dancing for the Ballet Nacional de Caracas in Venezuela, David Fonnegra dreamed of someday performing with a big company in the United States.

From the Editor

By Barry Shiller

Mining for Souls


By John Grennan

Familiar Territory

Dr. Jane Camarillo, SMC Vice Provost for Student Life

Dr. Jane Camarillo joined the College earlier this year as its new vice provost for student life. We asked her to share insights about her role, priorities and vision for student life.

What attracted you to Saint Mary's?

Visualizing Dante

By Debra Holtz
Photography by Allyson Wiley '02

As Ancient as Plato

By Theodora Carlile

Integral Program Celebrates 50 Years of Enriching Saint Mary's Liberal Arts Tradition

From the Editor


I first met Randy Bennett in his office in 2003, shortly after I arrived at Saint Mary's. He was relaxed, informal and unpretentious. He seemed in a mood to chat. Having been around a fair number of college coaches, my first impression was, this guy is different.