This week, members of the Claremont Student Worker Alliance (CSWA) escalated actions at Pitzer College in support of three former subcontracted dining workers who were allegedly terminated from their positions in retaliation for their expressed union support. CSWA has organized a student-led campaign to demand that Pitzer hire Stephanie Smith,
Suzanne Keen resigns after eight months as Scripps president
Scripps College president Suzanne Keen announced her immediate resignation on March 20, citing a desire to return to teaching and her elderly father on the East Coast. Keen’s swift resignation marks a continuation of uncertain leadership that the Scripps community has grappled with over the past few years.
Scripps administration faces calls to remove sculpture with Nazi affiliations
Scripps Associated Students (SAS) is petitioning for the removal of a Georg Kolbe statue in Scripps College’s Sallie Tiernan Field House (TFH) due to the artist’s Nazi ties. During World War II, Kolbe was included on the Gottbegnadeten list, which named Germany’s “top artists” representing Aryan ideals.
Claremont sees return of Science Day after three year hiatus
On Feb. 26, 60 elementary school students packed Harvey Mudd College’s campus in eager anticipation of the annual Science Day. The event was hosted by 5C Science Bus, a volunteer organization that aims to teach local students about science through various community events. Science Day is a long-held tradition at
112 years ago, the Boston Red Sox faced off against Pomona College. Today they are working together to change the perception of DIII baseball
Take a trip down memory lane and hear the echo of “Sweeeet Caaroline, Bom, Bom, Bom” as you do. In 1911, the Boston Red Sox took a trip to Claremont and faced the Pomona Baseball team at Alumni Field. Over a century later, the two organizations have crossed paths once again with three Sagehen alumni since 2009 being drafted by the Sox and even more joining their front office. Together, they are aligning to bring P-P and Division III athletics to the forefront of pro ball.
Ukrainian students organize vigil honoring Ukraine’s ‘strength and ingenuity’ in face of Russian invasion
On Friday, Feb. 24, students organized a 5C-wide vigil at Claremont McKenna College’s Bauer Center to commemorate the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The vigil was followed by an indoor Q&A session at Scripps College’s Motley Coffeehouse about the actions the 5C community can take to help Ukrainians.
Pitzer, Scripps BSUs challenge lack of Black History Month initiatives, demand increased institutional support
As Black History Month came to a close this February, the Black Student Unions of Pitzer College and Scripps College called out their administrations for a lack of support for Black students on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, March 1, respectively. Pitzer’s Black Student Union (BSU) released a seven-page document
Snow-mont? With Southern California blizzard, 5Cs get first snowfall in decades
For the first time in over 50 years, the Claremont Colleges witnessed weather phenomena highly unusual in the city of trees and PhDs: snow falling on campus. On Wednesday, March 1, around 1 p.m., a cold afternoon drew congregations of eager students when large flakes of snow started falling on
Pomona gifted historical collection from Civil Rights legend Myrlie Evers-Williams PO ’68
On Feb. 9, Pomona College announced that prominent civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams PO ’68 donated an archival collection of her life and work during the civil rights era to the school. The collection, which will eventually be housed in Honnold Mudd Library, includes thousands of artifacts that “offer tangible
New CMC group to improve social life announced after controversial resolution and committee termination
On Feb. 12, Claremont McKenna College’s Committee to Consider the Resolution on the Protection of CMC Social Life officially dissolved. The committee was established in late January at an ASCMC Senate meeting to address CMC party culture through the passing of a controversial resolution proposed by Austin Andersen CM ’25