5C students in quarantine face a steep learning curve: ‘You really don’t know what you’re supposed to do’

5C students are experiencing a steep learning curve around quarantine, contact tracing, and COVID-19 policy discrepancies.

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Cross-campus dining restrictions to continue as students question reasoning

5C students react to not being able to eat at dining halls other than that of their home campus due to Covid regulations.

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Food files: Compe-taters take their mark for the battle of the breakfast spuds

Triangle potatoes, tater tots, home fries, oh my! With only so many options and so few meal swipes, Erin Slichter PO ’21 investigates where best to eat breakfast.

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Smoothies, kombucha, truffle salt, oh my! Dining halls dazzle with trendy food items

From veggie-forward options to frozen favorites like Dole Whip, dining hall staff have stepped up their game since the start of the 2019-2020 school year, delighting returners across the 5Cs.

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5C dining halls respond to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Dining halls at the Claremont Colleges acted promptly in removing romaine lettuce during the recent E. coli outbreak earlier this October. Forty-three people have fallen ill from the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 linked to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California, according to

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Consortium-wide meal-price increase poses problems for Harvey Mudd College students

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Claremont Colleges’ dining halls now cost 25 cents more per meal, according to the colleges’ Business and Financial Affairs Committee. The consortium-wide price increase, implemented at the start of the academic year, impacts Harvey Mudd College students disproportionately due to HMC’s weekly flex allocation.

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5Cs join plastic straw-banning trend

Following Scripps College’s lead from 2017, the other Claremont Colleges have limited plastic straw use for the 2018-19 academic year. Bon Appétit Dining Services, which manages both Collins Dining Hall at Claremont McKenna College and McConnell Dining Hall at Pitzer College, implemented a company-wide plastic straw ban on May 31,

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