Student-Directed Play Gets Close to Audience, Cues Dark Humor

5C students flooded Seaver Theatre's Large Studio, a blackbox theater at Pomona College, last Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6, to find out “What Happened in the Woods.” The play, which ran for a little over an hour, began at 9 p.m. Packed wall-to-wall, the venue was intimate with its dark walls and curtains and three rows of chairs

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Israel/Palestine Panel Sparks Passionate Debate as Views Collide

  Emotions and opinions flared among speakers and audience members as the intense Israel-Palestine issue was brought up for heated discussion. This Tuesday, Nov. 3, Pomona Student Union and J Street Claremont hosted a panel discussion titled “Seeking Peace and Justice in Israel-Palestine.” The event consisted of a panel moderated by Alice

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BDS Organizer Nada Elia Speaks Out Against Treat of Palestinians, Calls for Justice

Nada Elia spoke at Scripps College this past Wednesday, Oct. 21, in a talk entitled “Within Our Reach: BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] and Justice in Palestine.” Dr. Elia, a diaspora Palestinian, was born in Baghdad, Iraq before moving to Beirut, Lebanon. She worked as a journalist in Lebanon during the civil war until she came to the

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Lack of Awareness, Presence for October Disability Month

The recent controversy over Mudd Goes Madd, a 5C party hosted at Harvey Mudd, brought mental health issues to the forefront of campus discussion. In an email addressed to the Pomona College student body, Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) explained the controversy surrounding the name of the event.  A number of students from

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Creative Writing Program Sees Promising Changes

The Weekly Writing Workshop (3W) is tapping into the power of stories, using both heroes and villians to pump life back into creative writing for students. The 3W mentors are redefining how local underprivileged students can communicate their narratives—both personal and imaginary.  3W matches 5C student mentors to elementary and high school students in the

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Scripps Gallery Opening Explores (Un)related Intersections

Even a historical event can become art through the right lens. Sometimes news can transcend traditional conventions, intended for consumption through art and photgraphs.  The fall art gallery at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery tackles this paradox. Titled “Documenters and Storytellers: Photographic Narratives in the 20th Century,” the exhibit of exclusively black-and-white

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