Opinion

Opinion

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...

The Importance of Faculty Gender Balance at CMC

Women make up essentially half of the students at CMC, but only 30% of our faculty. This disparity is unacceptable and awful in comparison...

History to Ourstory: Changing Traditions at CMC

I recently sat down with my uncle, Gib Johnson, who graduated from CMC in 1974, two years before CMC became co-ed.  He looks back...

#CampClaremont

I knew very little about CMC when I first arrived on campus last August. I knew it was a well-regarded liberal arts school, part...

On Being a “Man” at CMC

When I first read the anonymous letter published in The Peel, I was horrified, disgusted, and saddened. But I cannot truthfully say that I was...

Don’t Be Afraid of Being Alone

College is a place to become independent, to take advantage of the freedom that exists away from parents and social pressures. Yet, at CMC,...