Photo essay: TSL journalist on documenting the California wildfires

Talia Bernstein SC ’21 details her experience photographing the devastation caused by the CZU Lighting Complex fires.

Read more

Chew on this: The bitter taste of disparities in the presentation and popularization of food

Food columnist Stephanie Du SC ’21 discusses the disparities and difficulties of being a person of color consuming or creating food and food media. “We must acknowledge that each culture is different and food inequality exists. Respecting our differences and being conscious of our language and actions are steps forward to showing appreciation for varying cuisines and cultures,” she writes.

Read more

Regularly scheduled programming: Anti-racist self-education can start with these 6 films

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.

Read more

A love affair with ‘chaotic’ energy: Claremont’s queer womxn and the embrace of chaos

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.

Read more