John Abughattas Takes a Philosophical Approach

John Abughattas graduated from high school in spite of a chronic illness. At Santa Monica College, he began to pursue answers to the existential questions that had nagged him. The soon-to-be Bruin—philosophy major, of course—gave an inspiring speech at SMC’s 87th annual commencement. Read More

Sang Chi

Chronicling LA’s 1992 Civil Unrest

History professor Sang Chi and his students undertook a complex project—chronicling an untold story of LA’s 1992 civil unrest. Read More

Sharon Nat

The Many Faces of Sharon Nat

Leader. Scholar. Multicultural Explorer. Currently at Stanford and headed to LMU, this Corsair plans on making a difference. Read More

SMC Debate Team

No Debate About the Speech Team

At Harvard. Going to UCLA, to Columbia University. They speak up about the experience at SMC that opened doors for them. Read More

Dr. Jeffery, STEM Students and Neil deGrasse Tyson at SMC Planetarium

SMC Bragging Rights

Neil deGrasse Tyson pays a surprise visit, a bookstore buyer is headed to the Tenth Gay Games, LACMA acquires an alum’s art. Read More

SMC Music Students perform

Music to Their Ears

The music department offers something for everyone with talent and a song in their heart. From opera to jazz, and an Applied Music program - the range is vast. Read More