Alyssa Leong SC ’23 discusses the exponential rise in popularity of various childhood television shows and book series during quarantine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you do after heartbreak taints your favorite show? TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reflects on how she got back together with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
You may recognize “Prometheus,” the grandiose mural watching over diners at Frary Dining Hall, but you have to look a bit closer to not miss another Frary mural, “Genesis,” hiding in plain sight. Art columnist Frances Sutton PO ’21 dives deep into this shadowy mural’s history.