OPINION: Parody conspiracies might be the absurdist outlet you need

Don’t underestimate the power of a parody like Birds Aren’t Real to help you make sense of a society overflowing with real and dangerous conspiracy theories, writes Annika Reff PO ’25.

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Student band Drive Thru Therapy finds a space for musical creativity

A new student band on campus, Drive Thru Therapy has found inspiration and restoration in Phoebe Bridgers, fast food and casual jam sessions.

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Xiao Jiang PO ’22 is still learning her ABC’s — Anthropology, building communities and Chinatown — with upcoming Watson Fellowship

Thanks to the Thomas J. Wat­son Fel­low­ship, Xiao Jiang PO ’22 will spend next year traveling to explore her passion for Chinatowns.

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Scene it: The rise of true crime & the voyeurism of violence

True crime fans: be wary of the glamorization of violence, writes TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23.

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CMC set to offer its inaugural Napier Initiative course this fall

Associate Professor of Psychology Sharda Umanath will teach Claremont McKenna College’s first Napier Initiative course, “Effective Learning Across the Lifespan,” which will engage about 12 undergraduates and six elders.

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Literary wanderings: The many truths of the ‘Black Star Trilogy’

Although a bit lackluster at times, Marlon James’ “Dark Star Trilogy,” particularly “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” must be acknowledged for its brilliant structure, according to book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.

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