The plan for Plan B: SAS approves funding for reproductive healthcare vending machine

Plan B may soon be accessible on Scripps College’s campus after Scripps Associated Students approved funding for a low-cost wellness vending machine in the Scripps Student Union last Sunday. SAS has yet to finalize the budget for the machine, SAS President Megan Chow SC ’23 told TSL in an email.

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Pomona President Gabi Starr inducted into the Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognized for education equity efforts

Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr officially joined the ranks of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at an induction ceremony Sept. 9 to 10, following a year’s delay due to COVID-19. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy was founded in 1780 during the American Revolution by John Adams

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Biden appoints CMC alums to roles in HUD, State and HBCU advisory board

Claremont McKenna College alums William Moses CM ’83 and Candace Valenzuela CM ’06 will now have the chance to leave an imprint in Washington: Both were recently appointed to positions within the Biden administration, joining Larry Andre CM ’83, who began in January as U.S. ambassador to Somalia. The White

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Exempted and exposed: What to do when you can’t take a PCR test?

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases at the 5Cs exposures has meant exposure to positive individuals has also likely increased. With students who’ve tested positive exempt from PCR testing during the 90 day recovery period, what should they do if they’ve been re-exposed?

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Claremont Unified School District loses federal funding for free COVID tests

Los Angeles County is losing its free testing sites. Among the services that have been cut in recent weeks is the free COVID-19 testing program in Claremont’s public schools, putting some parents in a tight spot.

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Pitzer’s Ecuador study abroad program continues despite record-breaking floods

Even as unprecedented flooding and landslides devastated Quito earlier this month, Pitzer College students studying abroad in Ecuador continue to integrate themselves in the community and learn about the political and social situation in the city.

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Student petition calls for hybrid class option, citing ‘equitable access to education’

When in-person classes at the 5Cs resumed Jan. 31, not everyone celebrated the return to the classroom. Some students have been advocating for the colleges to offer a hybrid learning option, citing issues of educational inequity. 

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