5C first-years open up about moving away from home to Claremont and finding roommates during the virtual semester.
The Claremont 5 has been closed since March 2020, but Laemmle Theaters launched a Virtual Cinema that allows patrons to stream films through third-party services and support the business from home.
It’s important to recognize the advantages of an online first semester so we can reconstruct our first-year experience in a virtual setting, says Phillip Kong PO ’24.
Since March, local businesses have suffered from COVID-19 regulations and a lack of students, forcing many to adjust their normal operations and others to close permanently.
Protesters standing with the Black Lives Matter movement are organizing calls for reform within Claremont Police Department and the city.
Augie’s Coffee is laying off its entire staff and closing all retail operations. Employees said the move was a response to their unionization.
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.
When directives to clear the campuses, cancel events and suspend most on-site activity were issued in March, many 5C students scattered for home or alternate residences. But departing students left behind a vastly different landscape for the handful of their classmates that remained at the colleges.
5C classes will take place through the video conferencing platform Zoom, and continue to utilize Sakai, following spring break.
The U.S. Bicycle Route 66, which creates a continuous path for cyclists between Chicago and Santa Monica, is coming through Claremont.