“Comedians are known for pushing societal boundaries through their comedy — but some lines should never be crossed,” argues guest writer Jada Shavers SC ‘26.
Kicking off Black History Month with ‘The Black Experience in Design’
The Hive ushered in Black History Month with The Black Experience in Design. Spotlighting black educators, artists, and designers, the panel opened up a conversation about how Black experiences have been ignored, and how students can use design to visualize Black futures.
New multimedia exhibits at Pitzer Galleries see the past through today’s lens
Britt Ransom’s “Arise and Seek” and Maya Gurantz’s “The Plague Archives” put creative innovartion on thrilling display this past weekend.
OPINION: The (not so) fine line between curiosity and microaggression
“Where are you really from?” Even self-described ‘progressive campuses’ like the 5Cs aren’t exempt from microaggressions, writes Shay Suresh CM ‘24.
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.
OPINION: Backlash against ‘race swapping’ in ‘The Rings of Power’ misses the point
OPINION: A backlash against ‘race swapping’ in “The Rings of Power” reflects a dangerous misinterpretation of Tolkien that gatekeeps the fantasy classic within a racialized framework, argues Yifei Cheng PO ‘24.
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.
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.
Selected ambient works: Black indie artists deserve our attention
As the streaming era of music emerges, Black indie artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve, argues music columnist Nick Black PO ’24.
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.