OPINION: The limits of college activism

Students, as opposed to labor workers, have no substantial political power because they have nothing to withdraw. Guest writer Marcello Ursic PO ‘24 argues that disrupting the cash flow of the institution is the most effective way to create change.

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As money pours into California’s proposition campaigns, 5C students serve up the facts

With reproductive freedom, gambling, dialysis and greenhouse gasses among the seven propositions on California’s Nov. 8 midterm ballot, Claremont McKenna College’s Rose Institute of State and Local Government released a “Video Voter Guide” last month to help Californians understand what their vote means. 

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From Green Beach to Whitehall: CMC alum Murty moves into Downing Street as Britain’s new ‘First Lady’

Claremont McKenna College now has a direct connection to 10 Downing Street. On Oct. 25, Rishi Sunak became Britain’s first leader of color and third prime minister in two months, following Liz Truss’s abrupt resignation. The 42-year-old former banker is married to CMC alumna and trustee Akshata N. Murty CM

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Historian Jared Diamond delivers Ath talk on ‘what’s next’ for our generation

As we learn to adjust to a new reality in a certain historical moment where the future seems uncertain, what’s next for young people? Jared Diamond’s talk at the Athenaeum on sought to answer this question.

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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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