I Never Saw Another Butterfly

As part of Professor Allinson’s Good, Evil, and the Holocaust course, on October 27th, I, along with my classmates, attended a play titled I Never Saw Another Butterfly at the Laguna Playhouse. Professor Allinson assigned this play to personalize the information we had covered in class about the Holocaust by seeing living children perform the roles of those murdered by … Continue reading I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Straight from the Field: Soka vs. La Sierra Game Recap

On a breezy Saturday afternoon, we kicked off our match at home against La Sierra University. After losing our last two games, we desperately wanted to snap our losing streak and get back in the win column. We started the game strongly and made many interceptions all over the pitch. Besides a couple of speculative … Continue reading Straight from the Field: Soka vs. La Sierra Game Recap

Straight from the Field: Soka vs Providence Season Opener

On a brisk Thursday evening, we kicked off our season at home against Providence Christian. Pride Night had created a great atmosphere at kickoff. Building up to the game, our coach warned us that our opposition would start the match with a lot of energy and intensity. As our coach predicted, Providence started the match … Continue reading Straight from the Field: Soka vs Providence Season Opener

Straight from the Field: Soka vs. Hope International Game Recap

On a sweltering Saturday afternoon, we kicked off against Hope International. Prior to this game, we knew would be facing our stiffest test yet. Hope had beaten us comprehensively the last time we had faced them.  We started the game apprehensively and fell behind after only seven minutes when one of their midfielders skipped past … Continue reading Straight from the Field: Soka vs. Hope International Game Recap

Straight from the Field: Soka vs. Occidental Game Recap

As dusk began to set in over the horizon late Sunday evening, we kicked off against Occidental. Leading up to the match, we knew this game would be a test unlike any we had faced so far. The first five minutes of the match proved that notion. Occidental’s physicality and steel in the midfield initially … Continue reading Straight from the Field: Soka vs. Occidental Game Recap

Straight from the Field: Soka Men’s Soccer Game Recap

On a muggy, Saturday afternoon, we kicked off our second match against Multnomah University.  Brimming with confidence after our win against San Diego Christian, we came storming out of the gates. It didn’t take long before we had opened our account. Hunter Stewart played a chipped pass behind the defense to Gerardo De La Torre … Continue reading Straight from the Field: Soka Men’s Soccer Game Recap

Local Author Ties it All Together in New Book

Soka University featured in a chapter of Ties That Bind, by local author Suzanne Chun, the wife of Aliso Viejo city councilman and Soka Bistro frequenter Ross Chun, recently published a book Ties That Bind: Tales of Love, Family, and Friendship which contains several short nonfiction stories that represent some of her most treasured memories. … Continue reading Local Author Ties it All Together in New Book

A Conversation with Newly-Elected City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley

Tiffany Ackley didn’t expect to go into politics. After receiving her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, she decided to become an environmental attorney. Since then, she has advocated for stronger environmental standards on behalf of Orange County Cities and Water Districts. Nine years ago, she decided to move with … Continue reading A Conversation with Newly-Elected City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley