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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

SMC undergrads celebrate 2018 commencement


SEBA 2018 business idea competition draws crowd
The 7th annual SEBA Business Idea Competition drew a crowd of almost 100 visitors, including SEBA students, faculty and staff, to the Saint Mary's College Soda Center on May 3. Five individual groups composed of undergraduate and graduate students and alumni from the ...Submitted by Mary Poppingo

Gael Pantry helps food insecure SMC students
With increasing tuition and housing costs, many higher education students find ways to cut overall expenses through their food budget, and recent studies have put a spotlight on the often hidden problem of food insecurity, with almost half of the 30,000 students at ...By Sora O'Doherty

Cal Shakes summer conservatory at Saint Mary's College
It is a match so perfect that one would wonder why it did not happen sooner: a summer Shakespeare Conservatory led by Cal Shakes on the beautiful grounds of Saint Mary's College. The theater company brings the experience of years of teaching youth Shakespeare during ...By Sophie Braccini

7-year-old signs Letter of Intent with Saint Mary's Soccer
There are numerous rules regarding signing a letter of intent to be on a college's athletic team. However, the one constant for every school is that the signee be at least a senior in high school.
By Jon Kingdon

Political scholars address 'Bridging the Political Divide' at SMC
Saint Mary's College will offer a timely ...Submitted by Mike McAlpin

An insider's perspective into life under Communist Russia at SMC Museum of Art
The current exhibit at Saint Maryís College Museum of Art offers an insiderís perspective into life under Soviet totalitarian rule.
ďDarker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Posters from ...
By Kara Navolio

SMC's Theatre Performance of 'Puss 'n Boots' opens Jan. 30
A family-fun production of "Puss 'n Boots: The New Musical," put on by Saint Mary's College Jan Term students Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1-2, is expected to delight audience members of all ages. Adapted and directed by Will Huddleston, this new musical by local playwright ...Submitted by Justin Carino

Moraga resident honored by Saint Mary's College
Longtime Moraga resident Millicent McCormack will be honored on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Saint Mary's College during the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Each year the college's Alumni Association honors deserving alumni and friends by bestowing six different awards for ...By Michael Lupacchino

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