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Letters to Home: SVP vs. IST

I have a funny joke for you: what’s the difference between Silicon Valley, California and Istanbul, Turkey? Everything! I can absolutely say that...

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ROTC Training at Camp Pendleton

My first impression of the ROTC cadet battalion was that in spite of everything, they are still college students – if you pack them into a bus at 6am,...

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Reporting on the Rise

The Data At the beginning of October, Dean Jeff Huang emailed the CMC student body announcing that the annual Jeanne Clery Act crime reports from the...

The person of interest captured on video

Person Of Interest Identified in Appleby Arson Case

On December 9, 2014, Marcie Gardner, Assistant Vice President for Investigations, announced in an email to the CMC community that in the Appleby arson...

 

The person of interest captured on video

Person Of Interest Identified in Appleby Arson Case

On December 9, 2014, Marcie Gardner, Assistant Vice President for Investigations, announced in an email to the CMC community that in the Appleby arson case, a “person of interest” has been identified. This person was last seen “running through the Bauer parking lot in a northeast direction at 3:03 a.m,” according to the email. The person of interest captured on the video “The person identified in the video is only deemed a person of interest, not a suspect,”...

Scripps Approves Trans Admissions Policy

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On Saturday afternoon, Scripps College announced that it will update its admissions policy to be inclusive of transgender women and other students of marginalized gender identities, beginning with applicants for Fall 2016. Three weeks ago, following lobbying by students and alumni pushing for...

Pitzer President Laura Skandera Trombley Resigns

On December 2nd, Pitzer President Laura Skandera Trombley announced her resignation, effective June 30, 2015.  Professor Thomas Poon, a Chemistry professor and a former Associate Dean of Faculty, will step in as interim president. Meanwhile, President Trombley has...

Charity Pitch Presentations: Athenaeum Event Recap

Last Friday afternoon, students from Professor Schroeder’s “Health, Measurement and Justice” class presented at the Athenaeum on charities that target particular health-related issues in Africa. Audience members were each given a $25 voucher, donated by Professor...

Unsettling Silence: Why Doesn’t CMC Talk About Race?

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On my way to my grandparents’ house in Carson, CA, I board the Blue Line, which passes through neighborhoods in the heart of what was formerly known as “South Central,” and after finally leaving...

Album Review: TALKING IS HARD

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Following a successful EP and first full-length album, WALK THE MOON debuted “TALKING IS HARD” last Friday. The Cincinnati-based indie pop band was formed by lead singer Nicholas Petricca in 2008. Guitarist Eli Mainman, bassist Kevin Ray and drummer Sean Waugaman make up the rest of the quartet. Currently ranked in the top twenty of iTunes album downloads,...

Human Icebergs: What We’re Missing Beneath the Surface

Special thanks to Cyn Njideka PZ ’15 for her help editing this piece. I am a white male, born to two white, upper-middle class parents, and raised in a predominantly white, affluent suburb. These adjectives do not define me, but...

Dealing with the Drought: CMC Needs to Do More

Whether you’re playing Frisbee in Mid-Quad or attending “Scream on the Green” at the lawn outside of Kravis, you will feel something most Californians have not felt in a while. You will feel the lush, wet grass underneath your feet....

Want Some Education With That Plan B Debate?

Everyone Has the Right to Their Own Opinion Perhaps, upon opening this article, you’re already rolling your eyes.  Perhaps you expect me to join the hordes of irate students and berate Harry Arnold, author of the contentious, “You...

Letters to Home: The Case for Sticking It Out

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Like Charlotte, I’ve traded the typical abroad experience for a 50-hour work-week, Saturday classes, and a 20-hour weekly commute on our Silicon Valley Program. I didn’t go in with the expectation...

Photo Essay: Cool Campus Dorm Rooms

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Concept by Haley Goodman ’17 and photos by Alejandra Vasquez Baur ’17. There are so many unique and visually stunning spaces throughout the 5Cs thanks to our modern architectural marvels....

Album Review: TALKING IS HARD

Following a successful EP and first full-length album, WALK THE MOON debuted “TALKING IS HARD” last Friday. The Cincinnati-based indie pop band was formed by lead singer Nicholas Petricca in 2008....

Letters to Home: Twice I Tried to Write About Studying Abroad and One Time I Did

I. Nouns Roland Barthes is writing about music and grains and fully body experiences. It’s a Tuesday morning and the Spanish boy in my class is wearing a floral bomber jacket and Doc Martens. He’s...