Student Health Services does an admirable job with several facets of sexual health. Free condoms are easily accessible, ubiquitous in dorm hallways, and obtainable at the Student Health Center. A discreet vending machine at Pomona College’s Walker Hall houses heavily-discounted Plan B, alongside Carmex and razors. Yet, a truly
If there is one thing we can count on Hollywood men to do, it is recite lines. And these lines, responses to the recent explosion of sexual assault and misconduct accusations against high-profile men in the entertainment industry, are less believable than even the industry’s most sensational blockbusters. I hesitate to
Hi. I’m Amy Lowndes, and I am here to tell you to shut up and listen. Okay, this might seem a bit hypocritical coming from an opinions columnist, but hear me out. Too many seminar classes at the 5Cs have participation grades. Pomona’s speaking intensive requirements are particularly rigid; horror
Ah, October. ’Tis the season for pumpkin spice, flannels, and of course, state-sanctioned veneration of genocidal maniacs. Yes, this past Monday marked Columbus Day on federal calendars. But Christopher Columbus, a colonial bastard with a noted flair for the sadistic, deserves no celebration. So why do we celebrate him? And how
Last Friday, my phone was blowing up. That is to say, the New York Times and CNN news alerts were furiously competing for attention on my lockscreen. Another Obamacare repeal bill was on the Congress floor. The nuclear standoff between the US and North Korea had devolved into name-calling.
Last week, Hurricane Irma spun through much of the Caribbean Islands and Florida, devastating communities, destroying roads and buildings, and renewing anxieties about climate change. The storm was particularly frightening for a multitude of reasons: its proximity to Hurricanes Harvey, Jose, and Katia; its incredible 400-mile radius; and its record-breaking intensity. While a