From Enemy to Ensemble

A reflection on the Presidential Election of 2016 By Jonathan P. Rossing Chair, Department of Communications   During the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate, one candidate prefaced a response to the other with the disclaimer, “at the risk of agreeing with you.” Risk? Political agreement should not be risky. Cooperation and alignment should not be something […]

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Zag Veterans Keep Giving

By Sidnee Grubb (’18) Veterans never say die, especially when it comes to giving to others. These two veterans not only astounded us with their assistance in United States conflict, but with their whole-hearted dedication to a lifetime of service.   Father John McBride, S.J. (’49) now resides in Los Gatos, California, alongside other Jesuits […]

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Dating through the Decades: a Zag love story

Compiled by Kourtney Schott (’18) We asked Gonzaga Magazine readers for their dating stories, and are happy to present quirky romances from almost every decade since the 50s. 1950s — Dancing the Night Away (as told by Steve Matule, ’56) I met Darlene on the dance floor, April 15, 1955.  Over 60 years later we’re still dancing. […]

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She’s Got Your 6

Sarah Martin (’16) served for eight years in the Army, the only female in a small firefighters unit out of Yakima that also completed a tour in Afghanistan. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, but, truth be told, what she really wants to do is serve veterans. That’s what she did while working on her degree at Gonzaga […]

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The Benevolent One: Anonymous praise creates goodwill

It was summer and Konner Sauve (’19) was watching the Oregon landscape whiz by the windows of the family car when inspiration hit. He’d just finished his junior year of high school and had been thinking about the typical struggles of that period. What if his fellow students had a little recognition for their unique talents and gifts? What if […]

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Jesuit Life at Gonzaga Today

Contagious Ignatius Spirit Throughout history, the Jesuits have served these purposes, holding tight to what began with St. Ignatius nearly 500 years ago: Finding God in All Things. It’s a spirituality grounded in the belief that God is active in our world, a conviction that spurs us to pursue this presence and help others to do the same. This is Jesuit […]

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Arts & Lit: The Next Train Home

Rajah Bose reviews Railtown Almanac, a collection of stories by students, alums and faculty of local universities; plus, Washington’s Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, selects a poem for print.

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Fall 2016 Alumni News: Positive Pursuits

Alums share their career moves and successes in the Fall issue.

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