For the freshmen who might see this, here is a photo of your academic ancestors, the Class of 1929, the ones who started the school you're now attending. Things were different when they started college...
- The student body numbered 25, and it would be decades before a male student was accepted.
- There was just one degree -- bachelor's -- and a handful of majors.
- The faculty, staff and administration were almost all nuns, and they wore habits.
- Nuns did the cooking and housekeeping, served the sit-down meals and did the resident students' laundry.
- Almost everybody was Catholic. Students went to Mass (in Latin) every morning wearing academic garb over their uniforms.
- Los Angeles was a small town (pop. 650,000), and MSMC's first Westside location was thought to be practically in the boondocks.
- Almost no one had a car, although some dreamed of having their own airplanes.