OPINION: Don’t sell yourself short: Apply to study abroad

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity, writes Anna Tolkien CM ’24. Students should not let anything deter them from applying to it.

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‘Gathering different sounds and stories’: CMC student Kyra Variyava’s summer of travel and music

After spending the summer visiting 10 European cities as inspiration for her E.P. album, “Sonic Skyline,” Kyra Varivaya CM ’25 understands how music serves as an outlet to tell stories of the world through her experiences.

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The 5 to the 10: No car? No problem — a student-friendly guide to Downtown LA

Don’t let the lack of a car stop you from exploring all Downtown Los Angeles has to offer. If you don’t know where to start, Southern California columnist Cassidy Bensko SC ’25 already has a tried-and-true itinerary that won’t break the bank.

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5C move-in timelines stretch through semester’s first week

Having announced that the 5Cs will kick off the spring semester with two weeks of remote instruction, some schools are walking back the dates by which students are expected to arrive in Claremont.

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Coast lines: Offshore drilling disaster reminds surfing community that environmental activism isn’t a choice

It’s time for all surfers to dive into the world of environmental activism, outdoor and travel columnist Ella Boyd SC ’22 argues.

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The quarantine chronicles: Ponderings on loss and leaving home for college

Jessica Shen-Wachter SC ’23 reflects on her weeks at home since her first year of college life was interrupted by a pandemic. “Though many stressors are very present in my life because of COVID-19, separation from my moms and my sister isn’t one of them. For better or for worse, time feels almost suspended in this moment of almost soothing monotony,” she writes.

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As Claremont Colleges clear campuses, students watch semester disappear

With the threat of coronavirus bearing down, 5C students saw their semesters on campus cut short as administrators asked them to leave.

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