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Homeowner Gerald Cline didn’t choose to install a bomb shelter beneath his garage. It was there when he came to Thousand Oaks in 1964. He called history professor Michaela Reaves after seeing an article on her Cold War course, and now has helped her to identify more homes with bunkers.  (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Campus Highlights

Panic rooms

November 25, 2019

As the Cold War fades in memories, students go on a search for private underground shelters constructed to protect Thousand Oaks homeowners from the effects of a Soviet nuclear strike.… Read More

Photo by Brian Stethem '84
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Beer, brains and brawn

November 25, 2019

To be creative, we brewers have to know our stuff and pull our weight.… Read More

Photo by Brian Stethem '84
Campus Highlights

Lacrosse goals

July 23, 2019

Swept up in the sport’s rapid West Coast expansion, the university assembles a Regals squad for spring 2020.… Read More

Compared with previous missions aboard the mock spacecraft at Johnson Space Center in Houston, HERA 18 allowed its crew less privacy and less free working space. Rod Borgie ’93 is second from the left. (NASA photo)
Alumni News

Voyage to Phobos, moon of Mars!

July 23, 2019

Under constant watch, a crew of four navigates space from Houston. Will Rod Borgie '93 conquer fear and the unknown?… Read More

Nikki Notthoff '19 created the Mars Travel Space Branding Project for a fake space agency.
Campus Highlights

Are we there yet?

July 23, 2019

This year’s multimedia graduates offer retro takes on the Space Age.… Read More

This photo was snapped on May 2 from a drone hovering northeast of Swenson Science Center, shortly after the structural steel beams and columns were stood up and bolted into place. (By Michael DeTerra)
Campus Highlights

Science building’s bones

July 23, 2019

Erecting the steel frame was one of the quickest phases in the estimated 19-month construction of Swenson Science Center, and also one of the most important for the scientific research and teaching… Read More

This year, Sheckley’s daughter Breda enters the third grade at Up Academy, and her son Keller starts kindergarten. Their dog’s name is Harold. (BrianOrlovPhoto.com)
Features

What to study as machines grow smarter

July 23, 2019

Our school is poised to be part of a change in which all people are viewed as capable, valuable and able to contribute meaningfully in the world.… Read More

Darrin Peschka (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Alumni News

Not in Kansas

July 23, 2019

Darrin Peschka is the second consecutive MPPA graduate to run the Ventura County Star's newsroom, and the first woman.… Read More

Outside the Student Union on Nov. 14, Valeria Cruz (center) and friends share the vibes brought to campus by a Torrance-based puppy party company. (Photo by Brian Stethem ’84)
Features

‘Giving and receiving is a holy act’

March 5, 2019

The pain of a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks will linger on campus. But under challenging conditions, students took early steps toward healing.… Read More

Courtesy of the Meek family
Features

Justin at the door

March 5, 2019

He sang, danced, strummed guitar, cooked and opened paths for others. Justin Meek, the 2018 graduate whose life was stolen at the Borderline Bar and Grill, was a protector and friend.… Read More