Pomona’s first pandemic: A look back at the 1918 flu

A global pandemic has hit the 5Cs before — 100 years ago, Pomona College was struck by the 1918 flu pandemic. Here’s what they did.

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Ye Olde Student Life: Closer to ‘carrying capacity,’ more than three decades later

We need to do much more to help solve the issues of global warming and environmental degradation, both of which humankind has contributed to.

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Ye Olde Student Life: From the newspaper to Tinder

In this edition of Ye Olde Student Life, which looks at articles and advertisements from past decades of TSL, we’re talking about the eternal college experience — dating. The Pomona Daily column in February 1941, printed a few weeks after Valentine’s Day, included a “Spice” column with flashy updates of 20

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Ye Olde Student Life: TSL Ads Through The Ages

Capitalism has been a constant throughout TSL’s history, but marketing has come quite a long way over the years, and consumer tastes have changed more than a little. This semester, we’ve taken a look back at TSL ads through the ages. Here is the full collection.        

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Ye Olde Student Life: TSL Seethes at British Wartime Plea for Help

It’s an eerie feeling to look at the TSL issue immediately before 9/11, or before the assassination of JFK, or before Pearl Harbor. These issues are utterly, utterly normal, a fact which makes complete sense, but which also serves to highlight just how blindsided we were by those events. However,

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Ye Olde Student Life: MP3 Format Revolutionizes Music Options

When one looks through TSL’s archives, it’s easy to see that Claremont today is a very different place than it was in the mid-twentieth century. Cigarette ads no longer appear in every issue. Women are no longer called “coeds.” Fraternities and the football team no longer dominate coverage. However, one

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Ye Olde Student Life, Joke Issue Edition: Castration Now to Prevent Golf Cart Theft

From crucifixion to medieval torture chambers, history is full of cruel and unusual punishments. That said, I’m pretty sure this article from Nov. 22, 2002 is not a historically accurate account, but rather a contribution to TSL’s annual joke issue, a tradition dating back to 1981. Castration Now to Prevent Golf

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