Vandalism has recently appeared on various buildings across the 5Cs. The graffiti in question depicts a man holding a gun to another man’s head, beneath which reads the word “capitalism.
The image appears to have been created using red spray paint and a stencil, and has been spotted on all of the undergraduate colleges except Scripps.
Pomona reported that the depiction was painted on the south-facing wall of the Smith Campus Center facing the courtyard, above the Coop Fountain. According to Neil Gerard, it was removed but is still visible under close inspection. It was also painted on the exterior of Walker Wall. The images appeared on CMC’s campus as well, although the grounds crew promptly removed them.
At Harvey Mudd, the stencil appeared on the second floor of the Thomas-Garrett building. Harvey Mudd Dean of Students Guy Gerbick said, “Because of the violent imagery, it was disturbing to some of the people who work in that building.”
Campus safety could not be reached for comment by press time.