Native American Tribes Celebrate Culture at Pomona’s Third Annual Powwow

A thunderous chorus of voices and drumbeats boomed from Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center lawn Saturday, April 4. Authentic turquoise jewelry, handcrafted beadwork, quillwork and silversmith objects filled the vendors’ booths. The smell of Indian fry bread tacos and roasted corn from the Wildhorse Café and the CCISA (Claremont Colleges

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Cherokee Nation Chief Candidates Hold First Public Debate Outside of Oklahoma

For the first time in Cherokee history, public debates with the principal chief candidates of the Cherokee Nation were held outside of Oklahoma, in Pomona College’s Little Bridges Auditorium on March 7.  The Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S., has an estimated 320,000 tribal citizens, with

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Diwali Renews the Year in Edmunds

Throngs of students swathed in traditional saris, lenghas, suits and jeans entered Pomona College’s Edmunds Ballroom, removed their shoes and prepared to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali. With hundreds of miniature candles, Christmas lights threaded along the pillars, tables adorned with glowing diyas and entrances trimmed with the colored-powder rangoli, Edmunds seemed

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Scripps Teaches Self-Defense in Student Workshop Series

Many students at the Claremont Colleges generally have a strong sense of security—walking out at night and attending big parties usually doesn’t feel dangerous or threatening. Even in the Claremont bubble, though, it’s impossible to know when one will face a situation in which self-defense tactics are necessary.  To increase

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