5Cs face a crossroads on masking rules

As Pomona College relaxed its mask mandate for indoor meetings and Pitzer College lifted its outdoor masking requirement last Friday, students and community members were divided on how much farther, if at all, the schools should continue to roll back their face covering guidelines.

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The 5 to the 10: No car? No problem — a student-friendly guide to Downtown LA

Don’t let the lack of a car stop you from exploring all Downtown Los Angeles has to offer. If you don’t know where to start, Southern California columnist Cassidy Bensko SC ’25 already has a tried-and-true itinerary that won’t break the bank.

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The 5 to the 10: Wait, this is not Los Angeles — how white flight created the LA suburbs

Have you ever wondered why Claremont is so white? Southern California columnist Cassidy Bensko unpacks the white flight that created Los Angeles suburbs and the local politics that aim to keep them white.

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LA County tightens indoor vaccine mandate as 5Cs assess health conditions

On Nov. 4, the city and county of Los Angeles announced new mandates on proof of vaccination for COVID-19. The LA city ordinance is one of the strictest in the country, requiring proof of full vaccination from all eligible customers to enter any “indoor portion of a covered location,” although it won’t be enforced until Nov. 29. 

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As COVID-19 rates slide in LA County, semester’s first cases emerge at 7Cs

Los Angeles County’s COVID case rate is falling but still significant this week, as campus testing uncovered a handful of the semester’s first cases at the Claremont Colleges.

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5Cs mostly drop mask requirements for vaccinated people, but Delta is still cause for concern

Some of the Claremont Colleges have dropped mask mandates for the vaccinated — but facing the explosive spread of the Delta variant in LA County, others are pumping the brakes.

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