The Golden Antlers’ first open mic event of the year kicked off with an enthusiastic lineup of performers, covering topics ranging from the trials and tribulations of dating to coming out of the closet.
Since 1974, the Motley Coffeehouse has served as a beloved institution on the Scripps College campus. On Sept. 21, 5C students with long leather jackets, sleek black sunglasses and slicked back hairstyles gathered for an evening of ambient green lighting, live music and colorful drink options at the coffeehouse’s annual opening party, “The Motrix.”
The Mid-Autumn festival is traditionally a time meant to spend with family; however, the absence of familial ties in college has driven clubs and organizations to fill the gap by hosting events for students to gather together and celebrate the holiday. The Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated throughout Asia, and different
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka’s evening stand-up routine was hosted by Scripps Presents on September 21st, and she follows a long line of scholars, entertainers and writers that are hosted in Garrison Theater throughout the year. Fresh off her 2022 hit HBO special “The Intruder,” Okatsuka entered the stage to screeching applause from the audience.
Poet and essayist Ross Gay spoke at Rose Hills Theater on Sept. 14. He read selections from his collection of essays “Inciting Joy.” He shared his reflections on joy and its relationships with optimism, hope and suffering. Gay structured his talk as a collective conversation, with audience members sharing their experiences on discovering joy and passion.
On Sept. 12 at CMC’s Athenaeum, Audrey Strevey PO ’25 and Yui Kurosawa CM ’26 debated the following proposition: The United States should establish a guaranteed living wage.
Certain individuals at the 5Cs see the practice of being barefoot to be a proactive manner to reconnect with the earth and interweave the body and mind. Additionally several barefoot enthusiasts has experienced several health benefits as a result of adopting this way of life.
Staff members and student coordinators at Pomona’s Draper Center for Community Partnerships, a space that supports community engagement activities for students at Pomona and the 5Cs.
5C improv troupe Underground Theatrical Institute (UTI) performed their first show of the semester, “First Day of Kindergarten,” at Dom’s Lounge on Sept. 14. Actors drew from popular culture and 5C stereotypes and riffed off each other’s jokes in various acts.
For many Pitzer students, a trip to the Pit-Stop signifies the start of a new day. While there are many cafes across the 5Cs, the Pit-Stop has become an essential space not just for Pitzer students but for all 5C students. This is in large part because of the environment the Pit-Stop workers create which makes the Pit-Stop a key space for the creation of student/worker friendships.