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.

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The quarantine chronicles: Ponderings on loss and leaving home for college

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.

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Framed: ‘Genesis’ is the divine judgment above Frary’s steps

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.

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Regularly scheduled programming: 10 shows you should binge while stuck at home

Whether feeling the blues or boredom, social distancing is leaving a lot of us with a lot of time on our hands. TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 recommends ten TV shows to get caught up on while we’re racking up screen time.

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