Newspapers Should Inform and Challenge

The Student Life would like to welcome all our new and returning readers back to campus for another semester of quality 5C journalism. With each issue, we aim to deliver informative, interesting...

'Snapping' Masks Issues Worth Discussing

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, The Student Life would like to offer a response to those who were confused, upset, or frustrated by last week’s ‘snapping’ article. As this E...

Policy Change Deserves Scrutiny

On Sept. 22, Pomona VP and Dean of Students Miriam Feldblum notified the student body of a federally-mandated policy change to the Student Handbook that will lower the standard of evidence requi...

Pomona Should Respect SAC Alcohol Policy

Before this year, there were two spaces on Pomona’s campus in which students above the age of 21 could consume alcohol: in the privacy of their own rooms, and at officially registered parties at...

Workers Deserve Respect

The debate over fair treatment of Pomona’s food service employees has been going on for over a decade. In 1999, when all dining hall workers at the Claremont Colleges were employed by the massiv...

Pomona Should Revise Fine System

At its next meeting, Pomona’s Student Affairs Committee (SAC) will be considering a revision to or complete elimination of the school’s system for administering monetary fines to students who vi...

Students Should Follow Facultys Lead

On Nov. 7, Pomona College issued letters to 84 students, faculty, and staff members requesting that they schedule a meeting with the Office of Human Resources before Nov. 11 regarding incomplete...

Editorial Board

Last week, TSL reported on the marketing initiative that Mark Neustadt of Neustadt Creative Marketing proposed Pomona Co...

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In recent weeks, Pomona College’s Kappa Delta (KD) fraternity has been working with the Advocates for Survivors o...

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At the end of a school year, Pomona College students are asked to participate in a number of surveys that help various campus entities and administrators gau...

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Our Special Features section this week focuses on the identity-based mentor groups that function to ease the transition from high school into college for first-year students at the 5Cs. For many...

Editorial Board: Welcome Back

Just when you thought print journalism was dead and buried, TSL is back for another semester. With fresh faces at the helm and a slew of new staffers, we’re feeling ready to tackle any topics th...

Sustainability Starts With Students

Before we begin our weekly opining, we’d like to introduce you to TSL’s new logo. As we began to cover all the Claremont Colleges more thoroughly, we realized that our continued use of Po...

5Cs Need Cross-Campus Advocates

The members of this Editorial Board were all drawn to the Claremont Colleges in part by the consortium structure, and we’d guess that many students across our campuses feel similarly. But living...

Campus Art Promotes Valuable Playfulness

If you haven’t been to Frary Dining Hall in the past week, then you may not have seen the sculpture in Bixby Plaza—covered this week on page seven of the Life & Style section. From the conve...

Let's Connect With Those Around Us

Although there are ongoing efforts to connect 5C students to the broader communities that envelop the consortium, we believe that many students are still most concerned with their peers and p...

Looking Back, Looking Forward

After many late nights and too many staff meetings, we’ve reached our final issue of the semester. If you’ll pardon the self-indulgence, we’d like to take a look back at the semester. In our ...

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Hello Claremont!

The Student Life welcomes you to a new school year in Claremont and a new volume of TSL. We're excited to bring you—students, faculty, staff,...

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The SB 131 (Beall) bill recently passed in both houses of the California state legislature and will become law on Oct. 13 if Governor Jerry Brown does not use a veto. The bill would lengthen the...

Continuing Progress on Sexual Assault

The establishment of the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) Sexual Assault Task Force (see News, page 5) has us considering the progress that has been made over the past year to addres...

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At each of the five Claremont Colleges, the Board of Trustees is a group of men and women that holds the power to appoint the president of each college, as well as make financial decisions and l...

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It is no secret to students of the Claremont Colleges that the 5Cs can be a stressful place. Students constantly complain about their workload, which causes some to pull all-nighters and other...

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The Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College (ASCMC) and the Forum, a news and opinions publication that focuses mainly on the CMC community, officially separated as per a revi...

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As course registration for the spring semester rapidly approaches, we have an opportunity to reflect on how our previous studies at the Claremont Colleges have shaped how we think, what we care ...

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The Claremont Colleges bubble houses a community where issues of social responsibility and justice are always at the forefront of the campus-wide conversation. Global climate change ...

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TSL's Opinions section has dedicated its space this semester to a variety of topics germane to the Claremont Colleges community, reaching out to students, faculty, and...

Ask For Pronouns: We All Have Them

The Scripps College Registrar sent an email to the student body Feb. 12 announcing a new feature on the Student Portal that allows students to select the gender pronoun with which they most clos...

Bigotry Happens Here, Too

The Claremont Colleges may be a consortium of liberal arts schools, but recent acts of discrimination reflect an underground sentiment that’s anything but liberal.

While upsetting, the re...

On Social Media and Perception

In the wake of crises, demonstrations and disasters, dialogue occurs in many different settings. In an increasing manner, social media determines our conversations, responses and perceptions of ...

Defining Creativity at the 5Cs

On behalf of TSL, we’d like to offer you a belated welcome (back) to Claremont! Whether you’re reading this in print or on our newly redesigned website—which you can visit at t...

Callisto Must Expand to All 5Cs

Many students were doubtful when Pomona College announced that the college would pilot Callisto, a new sexual assault reporting system, in an effort to make its campus safer. Woul...

It's About More Than Just a Party

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Mudd Goes Madd, it’s becoming clear what issues actually matter to students. On the Facebook event page for the party, comments deriding poli...

The CIA Is Back in Town

In 1986, representatives of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) came to campus to recruit Claremont students. This attempt, however, ended up being more controversial than the organizers antic...

Sexual Assault in LGBTQ Communities

The results of last spring’s Sexual Assault and Campus Climate Survey, released yesterday to students at the Claremont Colleges, are an incredibly valuable resource to any student at the C...

Understanding Before Criticism

When it was announced that Harvey Mudd College and the intercollegiate Keck Science Department would be hosting a representative from Monsanto Company, an agricultu...

A Space for POC Students

In the wake of recent race-related events on campus, we both condone certain responsive actions but ardently condemn others. Let us be explicit: Racism has no place here. And that statement does...

Keeping Student Momentum Going

This semester has been a whirlwind, to say the least. Much has happened in the nation and the world, and much has happened on the campuses of our five undergraduate colleges. Sexual assault beca...

Why Oliver's Appointment Matters

In this week’s issue of TSL, Elizabeth Wilcox reported that Pitzer College students are generally hopeful that the appointment of Dr. Melvin L. Oliver as Pitzer’s new p...

No Place for Date Rape Drugs

On Feb. 8, students received an email from Director of Campus Safety Stan Skipworth, informing students that drug-laced drinks were allegedly served at three on-campus parties over the last...

On Dismissing Ignorance

As Saahil Desai reported in this week's issue of TSL, about a dozen members of The Remembrance Project, an anti-immigrant group with ties to the Republican Party, protested out...

On Madeleine Albright's White Feminism

Scripps College recently announced that former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright would be the 2016 Scripps Commencement speaker, as Colin Gamm reported in this week's issue of ...

A Reminder About PowerDown

With three more days of the 5C PowerDown Challenge, Harvey Mudd College is currently leading with a 12.1 percent reduction in its energy consumption. In fact, as it stands now, all colleges...

A Call for Fair Funding

It’s been a whirlwind of a week here at TSL.

Our newspaper recently faced budget cuts and mid-semester financial problems that threatened the execution and distribu...

Dialogue Should Be Respectful

As Sana Khan reported in this week’s issue of TSL, several recent incidents of vandalism took place at Pitzer College and Scripps College that targeted students of color. In T...

No More Clickbait, Please

In the age of blogs and social media, student journalism has an important role in keeping students informed about campus news. When campus publications opt for sensationalism over accuracy ...

Submit Op-Eds Early and Often

This week, TSL received two letters to the editor and ten guest op-ed submissions. While we haven’t officially checked the record books, it is extremely rare for us to receive so ...

TSL in Print and Online

Welcome back, everyone! Another year in Claremont, another promising incoming class. We at TSL are so excited to be back on campus, and we've taken the summer to refl...

Elections and Toxic Masculinity

In early October, The Washington Post obtained a video of Donald Trump’s lewd remarks about women during a conversation with media personality Billy Bush in 2005. The video incited sharp c...

Cultural Appropriation: Part II

As students run out to purchase wigs, fangs, and other accessories for costumes this Halloweekend, we at TSL would like to remind the community of what happened on these campuses t...

Think Before You Vote

It feels like the election has gone on forever. Media coverage from the primaries until now has captured the attention of the world, for better and for worse. In the last ten months, we hav...

Why We Print

For the last two semesters, TSL has struggled to accrue sufficient funding to print on a weekly basis—without funding from outside sources. 

Since TSL ...