From the Navy to North Korea to CMC, professor Mike Izbicki discusses his path to pacifism

Computer science professor Mike Izbicki discusses conscientious objection, teaching in North Korea, and machine learning for social change.

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Regularly scheduled programming: ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is ‘Glee’ meets ‘The Office’

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.

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Popped up: How influencers are stealing power from fashion magazines

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.

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HMC pranks Caltech with announcement of ‘Harvey Mudd College Pasadena Campus’

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.”

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Couch potato: Billy Eichner and Tig Notaro reckon with the cult of celebrity

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.

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Career corner: Didn’t get an offer for your top choice? That’s not a bad thing

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.

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