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.
The Claremont Colleges Hindu Society hosted Holi, a religious and cultural festival which includes throwing colors, at Walker Beach.
Music columnist Kyla Walker PO ’22 explores Taylor Swift’s whirlwind transition from political privacy to political activism in “Miss Americana.”
TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reckons with her inability to watch series finales, and whether or not the fear even matters in the age of streaming and binge-watching.
McConnell Dining Hall prepared food for the Black History Month Annual Lunch, which was designed to showcase diasporic food and culture.
Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno performed at Garrison Theater to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 7Cs’ Chicano Latino Student Affairs.
Gabe Fisher CM ’21 recounts his experiences of culture shock while abroad in Amsterdam, leading to mishaps and miscommunications.
Pop culture columnist Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 talks the trend of clown memes and what it says about the newest generation of internet users. “Nowadays, the clown isn’t a subject but rather a reflection of the fools we see in ourselves and others. The memes capitalize on the universality of mistakes and false hope — they rebuff viewers for striving toward something that leads to worthless results but validates them at the same time,” she writes.
JPEGMAFIA’s boundary-pushing music channels humor and poeticism, earning him the label of “genre-defying noisemaker.”
Wuss poppin’ explains the various feelings that the crying-laughing emoji embodies, including both ends of the happy-sad spectrum.