Reporting by Jenna McMurtry, Averi Sullivan, Reia Li, Katherine Tan, John Paul Ferrantino, Elina Lingappa, Maxine Davey, Valerie Braylovskiy, Mariana Duran, Elli Lingappa, Rya Jetha, Wally Bargeron, Abby Porter, Julia Schwartz, Samson Zhang and Siena Swift Black students at the 5Cs have a long history of advocating for accomodation and
5C Art for Liberation and the Claremont Student Workers Alliance have taken a different approach from other mutual aid groups on-campus and continue to grow as in-person organizing resumes.
On Nov. 4, the city and county of Los Angeles announced new mandates on proof of vaccination for COVID-19. The LA city ordinance is one of the strictest in the country, requiring proof of full vaccination from all eligible customers to enter any “indoor portion of a covered location,” although it won’t be enforced until Nov. 29.
Broken Silence 5Cs and Nobody Fails at CMC continue to raise money and diversify goals upon return to campus.
A return to campus following the COVID-19 pandemic brings new goals for Harvey Mudd College and Pomona College mutual aid groups.
Recent policies announced by CMC, Pomona College, HMC and the city of Claremont limit the use of student vehicles.
Since students have returned to Claremont, Student Health Services has seen a surge in demand. But as some encounter difficulty in obtaining appointments to use its services, the clinic might be causing more headaches than it cures.
Campus administrators are discouraging unsanctioned gatherings across the 5Cs as students await reevaluation of COVID-19 regulations.
New sustainability efforts at the 5Cs are attempting to combat challenges brought on by COVID-19 protocols and modifications — with mixed results.