CW: Mentions of eating disorders In a limited online survey of 39 students conducted at the 5Cs, we posed the question “What makes you healthy?” The results showed that most students believe regular exercising, a normal sleep schedule, socializing, and eating nutritious foods — living a “balanced” lifestyle — make
“While the woman was in the throes of a contraction the doctor would say, ‘Do you want the pain killer? Then sign the papers.” This is how Chicana women were forced to undergo tubal ligation at the L.A. County University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center in the early 1970's.
Being a tour guide is quite an experience. From skepticism about the lack of albino squirrels on campus to scrutiny about my nationality because I don’t have an accent, the concerns that prospective students and their parents have surprises me each week. However, there is one question I can plan for
On its website, Pomona College makes a promise to students in its diverse community: “Pomona is committed to providing the same opportunities to all qualified students. The College’s wealth of financial and other resources ensures two things: 1) Any academically qualified student who is admitted and wants to enroll can
On one of my recent procrastination streaks, I was scrolling through the Kardashian’s Instagram accounts (quite far down, admittedly) and found something that intrigued me: #thighbrow, the skin that folds over the top of your leg when you sit or kneel, best highlighted by high-cut bathing suits. Apparently, we now have
Pomona College has recently encountered criticism from the other colleges’ students for its “ridiculous degree of political correctness,” as I overheard in a passing conversation. I think it is time to consider the question: when does political correctness go too far; when does it obstruct enriching conversation and debate, and when
As my grandma and I were eating at a Cheesecake Factory in Dallas, Texas, recently, two women overheard us speaking in German and asked, “What’s it like to be in Germany right now? Given, you know, the refugees…and the situation in Cologne.” I was taken aback by their question, as many stories from Germany