OPINION: We must keep the classics alive

Even as more students gravitate away from the humanities and toward STEM fields, it is essential that liberal arts colleges recognize the continued value of the classics, writes Annika Reff PO ’25.

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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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Film files: You don’t get to hate ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ unless you love it

Though its exploration of gentrification can be shallow, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is a heartfealt meditation on the meaning of a home, argues film columnist Hannah Eliot SC ’24.

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Reader’s Digest: Cooking with Pot and Pans

The explosion of cannabis on the food scene shouldn’t distract us from racial disparities in weed’s legalization, argues food columnist Sadie Matz SC ’24.

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Celebrated author Sandra Cisneros shares personal peek into new novella with Scripps Presents

Speaking on her experiences as a working-class woman artist, Sandra Cisneros provided insight on her new book “Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” at Scripps Presents.

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OPINION: Support for Black students at Pitzer is long overdue

Similarities between the 1968 and 2020 Pitzer College Black Student Union’s addresses are testament to the lack of development in support for Black students, argues Luciénne Reyes PZ ’24.

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OPINION: Save lives by keeping AB 988 alive

Assembly Bill 988 will save lives by providing funding for California’s mental health crisis response system, but we need to advocate for it now so it will pass, argues Porter Reyes PO ’25.

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