Laughter poured from Pomona College’s Allen Theatre last Tuesday, April 18, as students huddled into the packed room, finding seats in chairs or room on the floor, to see the Black Comic Cultures Stand-Up Showcase. Organized by a Pomona Africana Studies class “Black Comic Cultures” students had the chance to share their own stand-up comedy routine to a large audience.
Music and activity boomed from Pitzer College’s McConnell Center Apron last week as art and food vendors invited students to step outside their Claremont bubble and experience communities beyond the classroom.
The second annual Storyteller’s Festival last Thursday, April 13 at Pitzer was a collaborative event to invite students to participate in communities on and off campus through spoken word, music, film screenings, art and food.
Hosted by the IMS Asian Americans in Media course at Pitzer College, students from the class curated “Asian Americans: A Collective Memoir”, a series of ten short films exploring Asian-American stories in April 5 in Benson. Consisting of a variety of different experiences, 5C students had the opportunity to view and celebrate representations of Asian identities as a community.
On Friday, March 24, on the bottom floor of the Benton Museum, visitors chatted with wonder at the “Desires, Dreams, and Destinations” exhibit where Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) artists were the topic of discussion.
Between Roberts, the new Pomona-Pitzer gym, Tiernan, the Pitzer pool and the Harvey Mudd gym that no one knows exists, choosing a workout space can be overwhelming. Fit Rituals, a small local gym space, has provided 5C students with the opportunity to workout in an environment completely removed from the college atmosphere.
Standing behind the podium in the Pitzer Broad Performance Center, poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke read an excerpt from her newest book “Look at this Blue.” Her soft, deep, and crisp voice took the audience on an intimate journey of suffering, reflection, realization, and the fights endured for loved ones.
Levi jeans, denim jackets and everything washed-out blue filled Scripps College’s Seal Court last week with the highly anticipated opening of the Motley Coffeehouse — the Jopening. After the first post-pandemic opening in September, many flooded to Seal Court excited for its return.
“Comedians are known for pushing societal boundaries through their comedy — but some lines should never be crossed,” argues guest writer Jada Shavers SC ‘26.
The Hive ushered in Black History Month with The Black Experience in Design. Spotlighting black educators, artists, and designers, the panel opened up a conversation about how Black experiences have been ignored, and how students can use design to visualize Black futures.
On January 21, 2023, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Fan Club announced the passing of founder and president, Sal Piro. Members of the Rock Horror community have come together to honor his memory.