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Update: The new CMC Board of Trustees Chair, David Mgrublian (who has overseen campus renovations as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee), gave the following comments on the design and installation of the maps: “The maps were created over the past year by designers Dan Gallagher and Steve...

By: Tyler Sonnemaker | May 18, 2014

With permission from Jack Houghteling, we have reprinted his commencement speech below for your enjoyment. The speech was delivered at the 67th Annual...

By: Jack Houghteling | May 17, 2014

Change is hard – graduation is somehow harder. I chose to write this in Poppa even though I don’t have any work to do, simply because I don’t...

By: Ana Kakkar | May 15, 2014

When Ward Elliott first arrived at Claremont Men’s College in early 1968, George C.S. Benson was the college president, Bauer Center was still under...

By: Xiaoyang Qian | May 15, 2014

My older sister Tamar’s college career should have ended with her name being called from the podium at CMC graduation. Unfortunately, she will never...

By: Liat Kaplan | May 13, 2014

Law and Order: SVU was my favorite television show. Beyond the sometimes-impractical plotlines, the romantic undertones, and the dramatic trials, I came...

By: Anonymous | May 12, 2014

On my desk there is a 96 pack of crayons—deluxe version Crayolas with the built-in sharpener and bonus glitter crayons. The glitter crayons are my favorite....

By: Madeline Hall | May 12, 2014

I stand up as straight as I can. My ponytail barely grazes the hand next to the sign that reads “you must be this tall to ride.” I get in line. Beads...

By: Kendyl Klein | May 11, 2014

Could you tell the story of your life at CMC in six words? When CMC seniors are about to graduate, they are given the opportunity to sum up their CMC experience...

By: Tess Hubbeling | May 08, 2014

A fraternity at CMC? Well, in a sense. This year, for the first time, a group of students decided to found a Claremont Colleges chapter of Alpha Epsilon...

By: Griffin Ferre | May 08, 2014