California Drought

From Awareness to Action: 5C Response to the California Drought

It’s no longer a secret that California is in a severe drought. The Golden State, home to one in eight Americans, is set to lose $2.2 billion in annual...

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ASCMC Weekly Beat: October 26, 2014

Sunday’s ASCMC  Exec Board meeting opened with the board announcing that it would be distributing internal surveys for members of the board to evaluate...

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Celebrating Day of the Dead in the Village

Local artist Sandy Garcia with her rhino painting. (From Mexican Folk Art by Sandy Garcia Facebook page) Walking along Bonita Avenue in Claremont Village,...

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Brian Worley Explains CMC’s Water Reduction Measures

Last week, the iris-bearing flowerbeds surrounding the Gann Quadrangle lawn outside of the Kravis Center were removed and replaced with a bed of stones...

 

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Personal and Social Responsibility Committees in Action

When President Chodosh called upon ASCMC to further the Personal and Social Responsibility (PSR) project, the ASCMC Executive Board responded by staffing four new committees: Sexual Assault and Title IX, High-Risk Drinking and Illegal Drug Use, Academic Integrity, and Campus Climate. Each committee consists of a Resident Assistant and members from the student body, faculty, and ASCMC Executive Board. Committee members are elected through the Senate. Although each committee has its own...

CMC Takes Steps to Address Sexual Assault with New Resource Center

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In the past month, CMC has taken a number of steps towards opening discussion about sexual assault on campus, including hiring Nyree Gray, the Title IX coordinator. Under Gray’s direction, CMC is establishing a new sexual assault resource center that will be available to students from all 7C’s. The...

ASCMC Weekly Beat: October 26, 2014

Sunday’s ASCMC  Exec Board meeting opened with the board announcing that it would be distributing internal surveys for members of the board to evaluate each other. Presidential Advisor Moe Abdul-Rahim ’15 noted, “These evaluations will help alleviate problems...

Brian Worley Explains CMC’s Water Reduction Measures

Last week, the iris-bearing flowerbeds surrounding the Gann Quadrangle lawn outside of the Kravis Center were removed and replaced with a bed of stones and succulents. This change was one of a number of projects that CMC’s facilities staff are working on to reduce...

Janet Mock Teaches Us How to Bring the Margins to Center

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On Monday, September 15, the CMC Athenaeum brought Janet Mock as their first speaker to a fully reserved dinner and a long line of students hoping to hear the talk. As a trans woman of color, Janet Mock...

ASCMC Resolution on Social Responsibility

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Reprinted on the Forum with ASCMC’s permission. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Forum staff or editorial board. Many of the freedoms that we enjoy on campus are privileges that nearly every other college administration in the nation has taken away from their students. The difference between CMC and other institutions,...

Why is CMC Promoting Racism and Sexism?

I’m not going to summarize political scientist Charles Murray’s recent Ath talk here because if I do, the stress will probably give me a heart attack. I will say that during his speech he brought up one of his more famous arguments,...

Coming Apart: What Now?

Charles Murray is the famous, or perhaps infamous, author of several political science books including Coming Apart, a book that explores the growing divide between wealthy and poor Americans, the topic of which was the main focus of his...

It’s Time to Speak Up

When I was admitted to CMC I was obsessed with finding out everything I could before coming on campus.  I spent enormous amounts of time trolling College Prowler and creeping on College Confidential for the inside scoop.  In my research...

The American Dream

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I received my acceptance letter from Claremont McKenna in February, two days before my birthday. It was my golden ticket to a “better life.” I’m not sure exactly what that means, but I was raised...

Claremont Hindu Society Presents Diwali

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This year, the five-day Hindu festival of Diwali, also known as the “Festival of Lights”, fell on October 21 and was observed by millions. Diwali celebrates light triumphing over darkness, good over...

College Programming Board Establishes New Goals

Most CMC students are familiar with the College Programming Board (CPB), an organization that was formed three years ago to give students more direct involvement with the events planned by the Dean of...

From Awareness to Action: 5C Response to the California Drought

It’s no longer a secret that California is in a severe drought. The Golden State, home to one in eight Americans, is set to lose $2.2 billion in annual state revenue from agriculture losses. If that...