Life & Style contributing writer Sean Ogami PZ ’19 sat down with two members of Midnight Echo following the 23rd SCAMFest at Pomona College, and discussed the group’s unique traditions and camaraderie. TSL: How did you personally start singing? Reed Stevens PZ ’19: I sang a lot as a little kid,
Romance and politics don’t often go hand-in-hand. It’s hard to imagine a concept less steamy than legislation, or an environment less sexy than Congress. And yet, in the aisles of a simulated Congress debating real politics at Claremont McKenna College, love blossomed. Several times. To date, six engagements and weddings
A single, numb note enters the room. It wavers ever-so-slightly, flickering for only a moment before steadying itself. Then, the twangs and flutters of conjured strings and winds join it, darting in and out before giving the note space to deepen. The pianist reaches inside his instrument and plies the
The open doors of the Claremont Packing House let in as many curious visitors as waves of 90 degree heat, as local artists and activists convened to trade, sell, and share their creations at Claremont Zinefest on April 21. Zinefest showcased zines — independent magazines and publications that use writing and artwork — supporting social resistance
New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall spoke at Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 14. Edsall, who has taught Public Affairs Journalism at Columbia University in addition to his position as a regular columnist for the Times, offered his insight into Trump’s victory. Edsall attributed the surprise win to
On Apr. 22, 5C students and Claremont locals convened to hear California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D) speak in Pitzer College’s 2014 Hall. Padilla, the son of Mexican immigrants, was introduced by Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay and Pitzer Student President Elect Josue Pasillas PZ ’17, who organized the event. Pasillas
The newly created 5C South Asian Mentorship Program (SAMP) will announce its first group of mentors the week of Apr. 24. SAMP is the project of Nikita Akkala SC ’17, Aiman Chaudhary PO ’17, Justin Joseph PO ’17, Shravya Raju SC ’17, and Meghana Rao PO ’16, who began planning SAMP in spring 2015. SAMP, per
Recently, four of the five Claremont Colleges—Pitzer College, Scripps College, Pomona College, and Harvey Mudd College—held their student government elections. Many positions at Pomona and Scripps were won uncontested, while the Pitzer Student Senate presidential race saw some tension. Pitzer Student Senate revealed on Apr. 6 that the newly elected executive board
On Mar. 6, Pitzer Student Senate voted to approve a resolution banning bottled water sales on campus by a nearly unanimous decision. The motion is the culmination of a year’s worth of effort by Environmental Representative Taylor Novick-Finder PZ ’17, who proposed the resolution and worked alongside the administration to ensure its passage.
Pomona College’s five-year Daring Minds fundraising campaign concluded in December 2015 after collecting more than $316 million in gifts and donations—the most ever raised from a single donation campaign. According to Pomona's Vice President for Advancement Pam Besnard, the school prioritized allocating the campaign's funds to financial aid, summer internships, and student research.