Sankofa Festival Celebrates African Diaspora Through Performance

“Sankofa” is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to ‘go back and fetch it.’ On Feb. 26, it meant that and more to the massive audience at the Claremont College’s first ever Sankofa Festival. Held on the north patio of Big Bridges auditorium at Pomona College, the

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5C Club Builds New Opportunities in Urban Design

Every Sunday, members of the 5C club Designing Urban Spaces (DUS) head to Pomona College's Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, also known as the Hive, for their weekly meeting. Amidst minimalist orange and yellow furniture and bright white walls, students from across the colleges come together to discuss their shared

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Posse Founder to Speak at Pomona Commencement

Deborah Bial, the founder of the Posse Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing college access, will be the principal speaker at Pomona College’s One Hundred Twenty-Third Commencement when Pomona’s class of 2016 will walk across the stage on Marston Quad to receive their hard-earned diplomas. In addition to Bial’s keynote address, the ceremony

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Draper Center’s Rooftop Garden Project Gains Significant Ground

Pomona College’s Sontag residence hall’s positive environmental impact stretches far beyond its 2013 Green Good Design award. Thanks to the Rooftop Garden Project, a joint initiative by the Draper Center for Community Partnerships and local non-profit Uncommon Good, Sontag’s rooftop garden currently serves as a learning space for Teen Green, a group

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Food Chains Links Claremont to Social Justice, Food Sourcing

A few hundred miles up the coast from Claremont lies Napa Valley’s lush landscapes, rolling hills and exorbitant wealth. This wealth is built on the famed wine industry and, unfortunately, on the backs of industrious, often underpaid farmworkers who work in unsafe, unjust conditions. As Forrest Whitaker, the narrator of the 2014 documentary “Food Chains,” explains, “The

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Former CMC Professor Returns to Speak About Rwandan Genocide

In the wake of violence in Rwanda in 1994, the Rwandan people sought a new term to define their experience. The English word “genocide” represented the Western world that had turned its back on Rwanda during the country's darkest hour. In place of genocide came a purely Rwandan neologism—”itsembabwoko” (from the Kinyarwandan words for “to

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Rookies and Veterans Alike Put on their Dancing Shoes for Intercollegiate Ballroom Showdown

The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company (CCBDC) stepped into the spotlight on Oct. 28, hosting the Claremont Intercollegiate Showdown, the first event in this year’s Collegiate Dancesport Association (CDA) competition circuit. The Showdown kicked off the second season for the CDA, a network that brings together ballroom dance teams from several West

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EpiBone On the Future of Medical Technology, Living Resources

Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, spoke at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Oct. 21 about her work growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. In her talk, Tandon, who specializes in bioelectrical and biomedical engineering, stressed the importance of thinking about the technology of circuits and machines while also

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Eid al-Adha Reaches Out to Muslim Community, Vamps Up for Future MSU Activity

Every year, millions of people flock to Mecca to celebrate Eid al-Adha in the world’s largest human gathering. Claremont’s Eid festivities, hosted by the Muslim Students Association (MSA) on Oct. 9, attracted a much smaller crowd, with just over a hundred guests in attendance, but the spirit of the holiday was fully present. MSA

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