All-New Palm Drive: Santa Clara University

All-New Palm Drive at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University just completed a remodel of Palm Drive, the main road leading up to the mission, just in time for classes to resume next week. The new pathway is not open to motor vehicles which will make for a safer commute to and from class by students on foot, bike, and longboard. The centerpiece of the pathway will be a fountain that has not been complete. Next time you’re on campus, be sure to check it out.

Early Morning Fire at 7-Eleven one block from SCU

706 Benton: A fire that started in the attic of 7-Eleven next to Santa Clara University ignited at 7:45am on September 5.

706 Benton: A fire that started in the attic of 7-Eleven next to Santa Clara University ignited at 7:45am on September 5.

Just feet away from Santa Clara Fire Department Station 1, the 7-Eleven at 706 Benton Street (at The Alameda) caught fire the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5. The 3 alarm blaze began in the attic and was first reported by construction workers next door at the brand new Santa Clara University parking garage. Traffic had to be diverted as firefighters struggled to extinguish the blaze from the outside as it was deemed unsafe to enter the building. Everybody was able to evacuate with no injuries. A week after the fire, the store remains boarded up and surrounded by a fence. The store has been a favorite late night stop for students who live in the neighborhood. There is no word if/when the store will be rebuilt.

The Gentlemen of Campisi


Finals week just passed at Santa Clara University and, as is tradition, some of my friends, Paul, Gordon, Ryan & Duncan, were looking for a way to distract themselves from the laptop screens, energy drinks, and desk lamps that had consumed their lives all week. This photo shoot did just that. We went out to the O’Connor Hall archway at around 10pm when the only ones out were the occasional student cycling or long boarding by on their way either to or from the library. The guys were dressed perfectly for some classy photos in a classic old-style setting. Continue reading

Macklemore, Kap Slap & Timeflies at SCU – 9/22/11


750 students, most sporting Mariners apparel of some sort, made their way to this year’s fall concert sponsored the Santa Clara University Activities Programming Board featuring the Seattle hip hop artist, Macklemore. This was the first year the fall concert was held in the Locatelli Student Activities Center and the smaller venue definitely made for a more intimate show. Timeflies opened the show with an engaging set for the few students who showed up early enough seemingly making it his goal to high five everyone squished into the front fow. A quick 20 minute set change later, Kap Slap hit the stage as the crowd began to grow in anticipation of the headlining act. Kap Slap got the crowd going with some of his popular mash ups and they were ready to rock when Macklemore hit the stage. Santa Clara is a popular school for students from Seattle and they felt right at home during Macklemore’s in-your-face, fast paced set. Continue reading

Diplo – 5/18/11


It is common for Santa Clara University students to party hard on Wednesday nights despite having class the next day, however, very rarely is the largest party held on campus. Diplo was on campus on May 18, 2011 and students packed the Locatelli Student Activities Center to get up close and personal with the famed DJ. Continue reading

Campisi Family Portraits


On January 16, 2011, Alison, Audrey, Lauren, and Vaniah decided to go out into the Mission Gardens at Santa Clara University for a photo shoot. We brought a couple lights, a reflector, a portable stereo, and an ipod loaded with all of their favorite songs and it was a big success. Santa Clara turns into a magical place for photography during the “Golden Hour.” Continue reading

Santa Clara Sunset – 12/7/20


It was finals week at Santa Clara University on Tuesday, December 7 and this is the view students had from the library while they studied for the rest of their finals. Swig Hall is in the distance and the library is to the right. I took this photo on the way to my Web Programming final with the Pentax K20d and Sigma 18-200 at 18mm.

Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe – 4/10/10


You’ve seen them in Super Troopers and Beer Fest. They are the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe and they passed through Santa Clara for the universities annual comedy show. I know this wasn’t a concert, but there was a guitar involved at one point so I am posting it anyway. Continue reading