For many first-years, ASPC elections can elicit disillusionment and apathy, writes Anjali Suva PO ’27.
Lizette Gonzalez PO ’27 is a first-gen, Latine first-year. Safe spaces have been crucial during her transition to the 5Cs, but she has noticed a major issue with actually addressing the major culture shock experienced by students like her.
Pomona first-years voted in their first ASPC election before having survived even their first month of college. As a result, candidates were making false promises and unknowingly spreading misinformation about student government, argues Paul Yan ‘26.
Her first semester of college, Vidusshi Hingad PO ’25 is already assistant directing the Pomona Department of Theatre’s production of Circle Mirror Transformation.
“2024 Our Story” is a podcast created by Alyssa Wend SC ’24 and Ellen Hu SC ’24 that chronicles their experience starting college during a virtual year.
With only one programming class under his belt, Hoang Chu PZ ’24 coded a website aiming to help with course registration.
Pomona College should recreate sponsor groups for sophomores if we return to campus in the fall to provide students with the opportunity to form a community, argues Phillip Kong PO ’24.
Students who are new to campus need make-up in-person Orientation Adventures, writes Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.
5C first-years open up about moving away from home to Claremont and finding roommates during the virtual semester.
First-year athletes at the 5Cs are finding ways to stay connected and mimic an on-campus experience despite going online this fall.