‘Critical community’: Looking back on Pomona’s histories of Asian American mentorship and activism

CW: mentions of violence, suicide The history of Asian American activism at the 7Cs is rich, but not widely known across the student body. Like other affinity groups on campus, Asian American studies and centers were not established in Claremont until after hard fought battles. According to Mike Manolo-Pedro, the

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‘Women are quite capable of doing the job equally or better than [men] do’: Jodie Burton on more than 40 years of coaching at CMS

Before she became CMS’ longest-serving coach, Jodie Burton was growing up in Whittier, Calif., fighting just for the opportunity to participate in sports.

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Lights, camera, casting: Unpacking race and representation on ‘Bridgerton’

Because of its inconsistency with discussing race and culture, season two of “Bridgerton” continues the first season’s failure at genuinely portraying a post-racial society, argue Sridha Chadalavada PO ’24 and Anuradha Krishnan PO ’24.

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5C students and professors push for establishment of Indigenous Studies department

Calling attention to the 5Cs’ occupation of Indigenous Tongva land and histories of activism around representation and reparations, 5C students are advocating for the establishment of an intercollegiate department of Native American/Indigenous Studies. Those advocating for the NAIS program include Alutiiq/Sugpiaq student Mischa Brown SC ’23, Kankanaey student Malaya Caligtan-Tran

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In memoriam: Ronald Lopez Sr., pioneer of the 5Cs’ Chicano Studies Program

Ronald Lopez Sr., who played a key role in creating the 5C program in Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, died in Sacramento March 10. He was 83. Lopez helped establish what was then called the Mexican American Studies Center in 1969, in what would become the second program of its type in the country. He served as the executive director of the center for four years and helped oversee the department’s renaming to Chicano Studies Center.

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Pomona and Cal Poly students team up to document Black contributions to mathematics

How many Black people have received PhDs in mathematics? What did they study?
How many Black women have received PhDs in mathematics? What are their stories?
In a cross-campus collaboration between Pomona College and Cal Poly Pomona, students are taking on the gargantuan task of finding the answers.

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Vietnamese Student Association calls to reinstate Vietnamese language table

After the Vietnamese language table left Oldenborg last semester due to a dispute over English usage, former mentors are demanding that Oldenborg support it again without compromising its inclusivity.

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