The Sagehen: the meekest of wild fowl. Chirp! The meekest of cheers. Neither Pomona’s mascot nor its rallying cry regularly elicits more than a semi-embarrassed chuckle from Pomona students, let alone our SCIAC opponents. The support for a college’s sports teams, though not the only measure of school spirit, is
Sitting in Seaver’s lecture halls or at Carnegie’s seminar tables, it’s easy to forget about the desks where we first learned to read and write. Yet while we learn about RNA polymerase and organizational theory, President Obama and Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, are reshaping the American primary
What characteristics do you think the new reauthorization will share with No Child Left Behind, and in what ways do you think it will differ? Well, they’re not going to get rid of the push for curriculum standards or for annual testing of 3rd graders through 8th graders, and they’re
On Jan. 25, President Obama gave his second State of the Union address, outlining his vision of America’s present and its future. First and foremost, Obama addressed the nation’s lingering concerns about the economy. Unfortunately, the main signs of progress cited by the President remain detached from the common US
Last Monday, a three-judge Minnesota state panel declared Al Franken the winner of a protracted U.S. Senate race. After five months filled with litigation and recounts since the Nov. 4 election, the final tally showed Franken, the Democratic candidate, beating Norm Coleman, the incumbent Republican, by a mere 312 votes.
Everyone at Pomona is crazy. Some are downright bananas. Most are secretly loco, relegating their moments of insanity to cheeky emails and singing in the shower. But all the way from Wig to Clark I, I am convinced that lunacy runs wild through the campus. For the most part, this
A wise man once told me, variety is the spice of life. Living at Pomona can often be excitingly monotonous, an endless routine of Frank dinners and hyper-scheduled living. There is something to be said for consistency and regularity, but reciprocal spontaneity and irregularity, I feel, are certainly needed around