Pomona politics professor Omar Wasow leaving for UC Berkeley

Pomona College Assistant Professor of Politics Omar Wasow is leaving to teach at UC Berkeley in the fall, a move coming just a year after he joined the college as assistant professor in 2021.

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From Pomona to presidential appointment: Biden nominates two alums

Two Pomona College alumni are among the nominees for top diplomatic and legal positions announced by President Joe Biden last week. The White House is putting forward Alexander M.M. Uballez PO ’08 for U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico and Michael Adler PO ’86 for ambassador to South Sudan, according to statements released Jan. 26.

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Let’s spill the pop culture tea: ‘Squid Game’ is more than just gory entertainment

The violence of “Squid Game” isn’t merely for entertainment value, rather it and other elements of the hit show provide a powerful critique of capitalism’s consequences, argues Anna Tolkien CM ’24.

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Now in its second year, Nobody Fails at Scripps settles in for the long haul

NFAS began in response to a specific crisis: students wanted a universal pass grading policy for the spring semester of 2020 as a result of the then-nascent pandemic. Then, as student need became apparent, the group did a round of mutual aid fundraising before the fall 2020 semester, followed by another before spring 2021. Last semester, some organizers were unsure if NFAS would continue to exist past their graduation last spring.

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Amped up: Lana Del Rey dreams of freedom from fame on ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’

“Chemtrails Over the Country Club” is a triumphant exploration of gray areas and an example of why we shouldn’t rely on political takes from celebrities, writes music columnist Mirabella Miller SC ’23.

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