Where can you eat dosa, party to South Asian music or learn about political activism? At the Claremont Colleges, there are two 5C-wide South Asian affinity groups, where students from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the Maldives come together to build community. The 5C South Asian
Decades before Pomona College introduced its first Asian Studies program in 1936, the 5Cs’ first Chinese student made headways in Claremont without facing setbacks.
As the 7Cs’ paper of record, we aim to serve our community by telling the stories that matter. In the spirit of holding our organization accountable and devoted to transparency, we are releasing the findings from our staff demographics survey this spring.
In light of the recent uptick in overt misogyny and transphobia, especially amid Women’s History Month in March, TSL felt it crucial to tell more stories to highlight gender equality, women’s progress, and future ambitions of intersectional feminism at the 5Cs and beyond. The stories included in this issue comprise the first collection of stories in a two-part series created by our special project desk to document the triumphs and trials women have faced on our campuses.
Following Women’s History Month in March, TSL sat down with Kaliyah Keïta PO ’24, a staff member at the Women’s Union (WU) at Pomona College to get an insider’s perspective on what equality, advocacy and the future of intersectional feminism means to the WU.
Around 50 years ago, the women of Pomona College banded together to end a long-standing misogynistic first-year hazing ritual known as the “Weigh-In” that the men’s football team had kept alive by touting it as Pomona “tradition.”
To celebrate Black History Month, TSL interviewed five students about their experiences being Black athletes at the 5Cs.
Inspired by his upbringing, Pomona Professor Eric Hurley researches educational inequality among African American children.
Some faculty, students and staff might recall Angela Davis’ recent visit in 2021 for a talk at Pomona College or her 2016 visit to Scripps College as a guest speaker, but few remember her as a lecturer at the 5Cs.
By October 1985, Pomona College had reportedly invested millions in companies with ties to South Africa during the apartheid. But, it wasn’t until the 5Cs were mandated by California’s Assembly Bill 134 to sever ties with South Africa did they relinquish investments.