Armenian Students Association Remembers Genocide

When Anoush Baghdassarian CM ’17 learned about the Armenian Genocide in Sunday school, it was referred to as ‘the forgotten genocide.’ Since then, she spent years spreading awareness of the atrocities. Like for many of her fellow Armenian students and faculty at the 5Cs, the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians

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Kitimat Production Raises Awareness Through Theatre

This past weekend, Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre hosted the world premiere of Elaine Avila’s Kitimat April 8-12. While the play’s characters are fictional, many of them—and their stories—are based on real people, events and ecological concerns in the Canadian town of Kitimat. During the summer of 2014, Pomona commissioned Elaine Avila

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Rockabilly Festival Fuses SoCal Latino Culture and Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Latina/o Student Union hosted the 8th-annual Rockabilly Festival at Pitzer College Saturday, April 4. Adrian Pantoja, a Pitzer professor of political studies and Chicano studies who has been involved with the festival since its inception at the Claremont Colleges in 2008, explained that the event seeks to combine “rock

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Artist Links Plants, Immigration in Exhibition

It’s not often that an invasive plant species sparks a conversation on immigration. However, artist Jenny Yurshansky has made this connection with her work. Yurshansky, the 2014 Pitzer College artist in residence, explored the tension between immigration and plants she found growing on the Claremont College campuses. In her exhibition,

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Gates Foundation CEO Speaks on Leadership at Harvey Mudd

Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann took to the podium and declared that her default answer to invitations at colleges such as the 5Cs would typically be an immediate “no.” An oncologist by training, Desmond-Hellmann has worked as the President of Production at Genentech, Chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco, and

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Orozco Revisited Through Prometheus Mural

Pomona College’s Frary Dining Hall is many things: a dining establishment, a place of meeting, a space for studying—and a museum. While students catch up and grab a meal, a masterpiece watches from above. José Clemente Orozco’s mural Prometheus is often overlooked. Many students forget about the mural as it becomes a consistent

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