Computer science professor Mike Izbicki discusses conscientious objection, teaching in North Korea, and machine learning for social change.
“Red Velvet,” a play based on African American historical figure Ira Aldridge, hit the stage in November at Pomona College’s Allen Theatre.
TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews spin-off “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and its portrayal of high school theater. “‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ also thrives in its ability to find the balance between making fun of high schoolers and taking itself seriously,” she writes.
Pop culture columnist Hannah Avalos Pomona ’21 investigates the way social media has hyper-individualized fashion. “A decline in the influence of fashion magazines has prompted an increase in choice when it comes to personal style, which in turn has fostered increased diverse discourse on beauty,” she writes.
A group of Harvey Mudd College students pranked Caltech by overtaking its Seeley W. Mudd Laboratory of the Geological Sciences building with Mudd-themed balloons, posters and banners, all announcing a faux new “Harvey Mudd College Pasadena Campus.”
The Balcony’s “Pattern” opened Nov. 15 and challenged attendees to reckon with the importance of pattern in their daily life.
TV columnist Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 examines the critique of celebrity culture in “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock with Tig Notaro.” “Both “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock” reckon with the cult of celebrity. Watching famous actors … go unrecognized is a balm to the soul,” she writes.
Mudd Amateur Rocketry Club members collaborate and toil to build their own rocket in time for a monthly rocket launch in Lucerne Valley.
Career columnist Olivia Truesdale SC ’21 talks about why your career isn’t over if you don’t get the job you were hoping for. “When it comes down to it, all experience is experience even if it isn’t quite what you had anticipated doing,” she writes.