OPINION: Mudders, 5C clubs want you

Mudders shouldn’t be afraid to join 5C clubs, so that they can fully reap the benefits of the consortium, argues Serena Mao HM ’25.

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Test-optional policies are sticking around for 5C admissions

Although originally just a COVID-19-era necessity, test-optional admissions policies at the 5Cs may be sticking around. During the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, each of the 5Cs were test-optional, a pattern they shared with two- thirds of colleges and universities across the country. But even as classes resume in person, the 5Cs are taking a second look at their traditional testing requirements.

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5Cs release third round of pandemic relief funds

Over the last month, the 5Cs began releasing a third round of federal aid in response to the pandemic to students who qualified.

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Attempting parody t-shirts, The Golden Antlers learns that copyright infringement is no joke

On Oct. 26, The Golden Antlers announced it was selling parody t-shirts featuring the 5Cs, however, on Nov. 9, the publication announced on Instagram that orders for CMC, Pomona, and Pitzer shirts had been refunded.

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With travel policies changing, 5C clubs grapple with funding allocations

After months of COVID-related restrictions on funding, 5C clubs are now able to request approval and funding for overnight trips, conferences and competitions from student governments.

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CMC reports legacy and donor preferential treatment in class of 2024 admissions

Seven percent of the students in Claremont McKenna College’s class of 2024 are related to alumni or donors, according to a report from the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. And in a shift from the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Pitzer College says it did not provide any manner of preferential treatment to legacy or donor-related students for those entering the class of 2024.

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