Socialist battles capitalist in fiery debate, captivates audience

“Well, this won’t be a very good debate because I agree with some of what Nathan says,” said capitalist speaker Daniel Mitchell immediately after hearing his debate opponent, socialist Nathan Robinson, introduce socialist ideology at Pomona Student Union’s “Capitalism vs. Socialism” event Oct. 16. Contrary to what Mitchell had anticipated,

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Pomona #MeToo Debate Featuring Roxane Gay Rife With Tension

  Renowned feminist scholar Roxane Gay spoke alongside two others to an overflowing crowd of nearly 300 students at Rose Hills Theater Tuesday, and engaged in a contentious debate about the #MeToo movement. During and after the event, Gay and many audience members expressed frustration that one of the speakers,

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Q&A: Journalist Conor Friedersdorf Talks Campus Politics

  Conor Friedersdorf PO ’02 is a journalist at The Atlantic, where one of his areas of expertise is campus politics, which he covers from a civil libertarian perspective. He recently visited campus to participate in a Pomona Student Union panel entitled “Actualizing Free Speech: The Regulation of Student Voice

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Pomona Student Union Explores Campus Conservatism in Walker Hall

The Pomona Student Union (PSU) held a discussion on Nov. 28 about conservatives at the Claremont Colleges. The discussion, held in Walker Lounge at Pomona College, had about 15 attendees, including three staff members of the Claremont Independent, a conservative-leaning publication on campus. PSU board member Audrey Jang PO ‘19 began

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Feminism Takes a Right Turn at Rose Hills Theater

Since its inception, feminism—an ideology which professes gender equity across social, political, and economic lines—has been closely associated with the political left. A clear example of this is how both Democratic presidential candidates have embraced the label, while their Republican counterparts couldn’t distance themselves more from it. But for Sherrie

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