Opinion

Opinion

Elephants on Campus

This past semester has been a difficult and tumultuous one at the Claremont Colleges. Three of the five colleges tragically lost students; four of...

Lessons From My Classmates

This speech was delivered at the 70th Annual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2017 on May 13th, 2017. Thank You, President Chodosh. Thank you...

How Money Divides Us

This February, Bhavika Anandpura ‘19 wrote a brilliant article for The Forum revealing the socioeconomic makeup of the Claremont McKenna student body. The article...

Take Care: Protest Has Consequences

At 6:00 p.m. this past Thursday, I was running towards Kravis to grab my notebook for the Heather Mac Donald Athenaeum talk. Of course,...

The Need to Expand CMC’s Idea of Leadership

On the first day of orientation, the Class of 2017 sat on Green Beach to listen to some guy working for DoS spell out...

Come on Now, Let’s Celebrate

I hear (and participate in) a lot of discussions on campus about how CMC does not provide enough support for students who are not...

Learning to Learn

As students who got into Claremont McKenna, busy high school schedules were a necessity. There wasn’t a second of free time. We were taught that...

How CMC Recruits Applicants, and Why We Need to Reform the...

When I first started applying to colleges, CMC was nothing more to me than another school ranked by US News & World Report. It...

Senior Reflection: Coming to a Close

I've just graduated from CMC. The thought of no longer being a student is surreal. College has been an unexpectedly beautiful journey but also a...

Life Off the Meal Plan

Yesterday, I thought I was finally being a real person as I decided to prepare some quinoa for lunch. I combined one cup of...