Language of Song: Art Through Translation

“Spell-Art: Multilingualism and Foreign-ness in Songs,” a talk by Pavel Lion (also as known as Psoy Korolenko) took place at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College on Monday, Apr. 18. Lion spoke about Jewish tradition, Yiddish songs, multilingualism, and art as translation. Lion is a Moscow-based singer and songwriter, translator, scholar, and journalist who has travelled

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Fifth Annual Sanskriti Performance Blends, Showcases South Asian Culture

After months of Sunday morning practices, Sanskriti, a celebration of South Asian culture, took place on Saturday, Apr. 2, at Pomona College's Big Bridges Auditorium. This was the fifth annual Sanskriti performance hosted by Ekta, an organization that represents the South Asian community on campus, and Claremont Tamasha, a Bollywood dance troupe. The performance included dance styles ranging from

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Former Secretary of Energy Talks Fracking, Nuclear Power at Athenaeum

  Energy plays an undeniably important role in politics, but could it be the single most influential factor? Former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham explored this question at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College on Monday, Feb. 15. In his talk, titled “Global Energy Challenges and Opportunities,” he discussed the role of energy in Venezuela and the

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Diwali Lights up The New Year

Diwali is a widely-observed Hindu holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. This year's Diwali festival was celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Pomona College’s Edmunds Ballroom. Hosted by the Claremont Hindu Society with support from a variety of campus organizations, the celebration welcomed students and faculty from all five colleges as well as the

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Sitar, Tabla Performers Introduce Indian Classical Music at the 5Cs

A performance of Indian classical ragas took place at Harvey Mudd College's Drinkward Recital Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 28. With international performers Paul Livingstone on the sitar and Vineet Vyas on the tabla, the evening was an amalgamation of cultures that gave the audience a small taste of Indian classical music. Both people who were familiar

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The Mitzvah Project Revisits WWII Experiences

  In “The Mitzvah Project,” one soldier’s story revisits the Holocaust narrative, revealing the startling history of tens of thousands of “partial Jews.” This one-man play, followed by an informative lecture by the actor and playwright himself, was a powerful voice in representing the unseen victims of the Holocaust. The play focused on partial-Jewish soldiers fighting

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