Studio 47 Hosts Short Film Festival

With scenes ranging from dissonant dances on top of desert rocks to romantic teen foibles, the short films shown at the Claremont Colleges Student Film Festival made the April 23 event a smashing success. The event was planned by the Studio 47 team, a group of students at the Claremont

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Students, Faculty Showcase Original Choreography in Scripps Dances

Dance is an art rooted in exploration and originality. At Scripps Dances, the annual spring concert of the Scripps College Dance Department, performers and choreographers showcased their unique talents through words, music and movement. Students and faculty presented original choreographed dance pieces in Scripps’ Garrison Theater April 17 and 18.

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International Fest Success: CMC Hosts 37th Annual Festival

Sherin Zadah CM ’17 hovered over the Arab World table in Claremont McKenna College’s North Mall April 11, handing out mouth-watering grape leaves and spinach pines. She and her fellow volunteers took turns managing the table and chatting with visitors.  “It’s going very well,” she said. “There’s been about a

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Sanskriti Performers Combine Variety of Styles for Energetic Show

Evil raincoats, weddings and classical Indian dance were just some of the many performance themes at Sanskriti 2015. Members of EKTA, the 5C South Asian student organization, put on the show in a packed Bridges Auditorium Saturday, April 4. Sanskriti is a socio-cultural festival that celebrates Indian culture through music,

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Author Talks Coloring Science Fiction With ‘Black Imaginaries’

Sweating feet in plastic shoes. Flashes of a white nightgown. Popcorn replicated by nanobots. Such vivid images came alive in a short story read aloud by award-winning science fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson during her talk in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater March 25. Her presentation was part of the Vertigo@Midnight:

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Put it in a Poem: Waxing Poetic and Fighting Injustice Through Spoken Word

“How to survive an American horror story: Don’t be black.” Such was the powerful opening line of a slam poem by Alyesha Wise and Matthew Cuban, two members of a nationally-acclaimed slam poetry team from L.A.’s Da Poetry Lounge. Entitled “How to Survive an American Horror Story,” the poem focused

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Harvey Mudd Improv Group Performs Outdoors, Saves Trees

Where can you find tree zombies, a turkey named Winston and famed Hollywood director Michael Bay? Harvey Mudd College on a Saturday afternoon, of course. The Center for Environmental Studies and ESW/MOSS presented Off the Grid: An Improv/A Cappella Extravaganza on Feb. 21 in HMC’s Shakespeare Theater. Because the event aimed

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The Colony at Loft 204: Southern California Artists Gather in Claremont

“It’s definitely inspired by Kafka and German expressionism,” Elise Caloca said, pointing to the brightly-colored gumball machine that held hatched butterflies instead of gumballs. “It’s my favorite of her paintings.” The painting is part of her sister Mallory Ann’s exhibit, which is proudly displayed on the walls of The Colony

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