A love affair with ‘chaotic’ energy: Claremont’s queer womxn and the embrace of chaos

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.

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The 5Cs get colorful during Holi celebration

The Claremont Colleges Hindu Society hosted Holi, a religious and cultural festival which includes throwing colors, at Walker Beach.

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The bassline: A Swift transition from ‘Red’ to blue — Taylor Swift’s political fight

Music columnist Kyla Walker PO ’22 explores Taylor Swift’s whirlwind transition from political privacy to political activism in “Miss Americana.”

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Regularly scheduled programming: I haven’t finished it yet! My problem with series finales

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.

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Wuss poppin’: Clown memes — the modern fool’s gold

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.

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