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The Best Partnership: Schools, Health and Special Olympics Federal funding for Special Olympics is good for all, says Professor Judy Montgomery.

Is there anyone who doesn’t know that the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, which develops physical fitness, courage, joy and friendship is Special Olympics? Is...

First Person: A Closet Became Our Shelter

LeLand wouldn’t stop crying. I could hear my mother doing everything she could to keep him quiet: feeding him, rocking him, singing to him, but none of it worked. He was restless. As soon as she thought she had finally...

‘You Must Go To Pilgrimage’ Inspired by an alumna, a professor finds the courage to exceed her own expectations.

I knew who Toshi Ito ’46 was because I had read her memoirs, but we didn’t meet until the 2011 event at which Chapman University launched its Asian Studies minor. When we first spoke, Toshi asked me whether my family...

Memories of 1968: An Historic Year of Upheaval Stirs Deep Reflection

JERRY HICKS, Chapman University journalism lecturer and former Los Angeles Times columnist: It was the year, as a college journalist, I made my way by bus from Indiana University to Indianapolis to hear Robert F...

Get Your Motor Running

Anyone who says engineering doesn’t involve emotion needs to spend an afternoon at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, Calif. An hour behind the wheel of a 500-horsepower, adrenaline-pushing rocket from...

Famous Figures, Hidden Gems

Much has been made lately of the inequality of income in our nation. It’s said that the millions of dollars made by a select few smack of a failed economic system – a system that rewards the “haves” rather than the...

Flipping a Term of Icy Intent

Just as the term “fake news” was in the American vocabulary for about five minutes before it was flipped on its head, I am hopeful the pejorative term “snowflake” as applied to college students might soon be reversed...

Domeward Bound

I loved my time at Chapman and representing our school on the track and cross country teams. I was challenged to help the team to victory and to set personal and school records. However, one of my biggest physical...

‘Lucky Girl’ Freshman business major Liza Wong ’19 wins the Discover Asia Correspondent Contest with this essay. Freshman business major Liza Wong '19 wins the Discover Asia Correspondent Contest with this essay.

The extent of my knowledge of my birth story is that I was born in Nanjing, China. When I was younger this one-sentence story was enough for me. It was a black-and-white fact. As I have grown older, and now am in my...

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Thank You, Mr. Trump, for Strengthening My Faith

I hate politics. But unfortunately it has been impossible to avoid campaign rhetoric the past few months, even though my mum has been advising me all the way from Egypt not to engage in any political conversations. She...