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Meet Our Graduating Student Leaders

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From a small town in the bay area called Union City, senior class of 2018 valedictorian Jonathan Adam Manalo Santos grew up surrounded by diversity, in a community that was predominantly Asian, Hispanic and African American. Having attended one of the biggest public high schools in Northern …

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This week, Assistant News Editor Kayla Brogan sat down with Jonathan Adam Manalo Santos, a senior sociology major and the class of 2018's valedictorian.

Meet this year's Speakers

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Journalist Ronan Farrow and the outgoing Dean of the School of Education, Shane Martin, will be delivering commencement addresses at the end of the 2018 school year. Farrow, the undergraduate commencement speaker, received recognition recently for his work investigating allegations made into…

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Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow (Ronan Farrow) was born December 19, 1987 in New York City to actress Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen. Graduating at age 15, he attended Bard College at Simon's Rock, later transferring to Bard College for a bachelor of arts in philosophy — the youngest gr…

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Highlighting Senior Stories

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Around this time last year, a friend of mine posed a rather philosophical question via Facebook: What’s happiness in one word to you?  Replies were going to be anonymously included in the yearbook, and 'naps' was definitely among the comments on the post, so my deep contemplation for an answ…

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In January of my junior year I decided I wanted to transfer out of LMU (spoiler: I didn’t, but I think you probably saw that one coming). I felt like a big fish in a little pond, and not in a good way — I thought I had seen all there was to see at LMU. I wasn’t in a service organization or s…

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The first time I stepped onto LMU’s campus as a junior in high school, I had the flu, had fainted the day before from medication and possessed just enough energy to walk half a football field before needing to sit down. I thought about quitting and going home that day, but staring at the cha…

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I’ve thought a lot about what I could possibly say in this column, in terms of giving advice, that you haven’t already heard. And honestly I don’t think there is any, and because that sounds like a lot of pressure, I’m just going to advise you on how not to do college. This isn’t a typo, but…

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If I had to pinpoint the moment where my writing leveled up in clarity and technique, it would have to be first semester freshman year in my lower division philosophy class (shout-out to Dr. Stackle). It was a special course. Interesting lectures. Frustrating discussions — there’s just somet…

Community Spotlight

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When Nora Romero quietly announced her retirement to her department and student workers this semester, she had one request: no celebrations in her honor. She even went as far to tell the adviser of the Loyolan to advocate against an article on her. As you can tell, I’m writing it anyway. Alt…

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Earlier this month I rang up former ASLMU President LaShyra Nolen who is living in A Coruna, Spain as a Fulbright Scholar. Nolen, an aspiring medical doctor, is currently finishing up her Fulbright program, but between her busy schedule as a teacher, researcher and regular marathon runner, we found some time to talk about everything from blackness abroad to U.S. media relations in Spain to America's sauce culture. Check out the interview to catch up with Nolen in her post-grad life abroad! [Editor's Note: the following interview has been slightly edited for length and clarity]