In memoriam: Ronald Lopez Sr., pioneer of the 5Cs’ Chicano Studies Program

Ronald Lopez Sr., who played a key role in creating the 5C program in Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, died in Sacramento March 10. He was 83. Lopez helped establish what was then called the Mexican American Studies Center in 1969, in what would become the second program of its type in the country. He served as the executive director of the center for four years and helped oversee the department’s renaming to Chicano Studies Center.

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Frustrating some locals and environmentalists, Ontario city council votes to allow warehouses on historic farmland

On March 1, Ontario’s city council voted to allow the repurposing of some of the farmland in south Ontario to build some of the city’s largest warehouse complexes. The decision — which is not the first of its kind — was met with backlash by some Ontarians and environmental groups, including Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.

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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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5C Lunar New Year events impacted by pandemic for second consecutive year

Like many festivities whose in-person celebrations have been altered by COVID-19, Lunar New Year celebrations by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese student associations were limited once again this year.

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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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Framed: ‘The Body, The Object, The Other’ at Craft Contemporary showcases ceramics’ grace and mobility

Art columnist Frances Sutton PO ’21 examines the wonders of the Craft Contemporary museum and its newest ceramics exhibit. “‘The Body, The Object, The Other’ … pushes at the boundaries of what ceramics can be as a craft and as an art,” she writes.

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