While supporting the Black Lives Matter movement can take on different forms, including signing petitions, donating to causes and attending protests, self-education through pop culture can be extremely useful in beginning to understand how and why systemic racism exists and persists in the U.S.
Black artists across the 5Cs are using their artistic talents to showcase Black beauty, reimagine the mainstream, and fundraise for change.
Lillian Perlmutter SC ’21 examines the origin of the word “chaotic” and the significance of its frequent use in Claremont queer dating circles. “For some, to be chaotic, to attract and emit unwieldy intensity — is a magnetic, magical quality, like being the human equivalent of a third tequila shot,” she writes.
Food columnist Stephanie Du SC ’21 dives into the world of quarantine food trends, and why they’re actually more useful than they might appear.
The Motley Coffeehouse has long been a hub of camaraderie, community and caffeine. This fall, it’s closing to likely serve as a “grab and go” meal pick-up location.
Coming to a computer screen near you — the 5C Fundraising Music Festival will host an afternoon of concerts in an effort to fundraise for student-run mutual aid funds.
Anais Rivero PZ ’22 examines the unequal treatment of characters in Netflix’s new film ‘The Half of It,’ and why praising the film for its representation may be undeserved.
Art columnist Frances Sutton PO ’21 examines “Dividing the Light” and its welcoming presence on Pomona’s campus, despite its highbrow roots.
Social media account Humans of Mudd is spotlighting the familiar faces of Harvey Mudd College as students and staff feel the lack of on-campus run-ins that are inherent to on-campus life.
Jessica Shen-Wachter SC ’23 reflects on her weeks at home since her first year of college life was interrupted by a pandemic. “Though many stressors are very present in my life because of COVID-19, separation from my moms and my sister isn’t one of them. For better or for worse, time feels almost suspended in this moment of almost soothing monotony,” she writes.