About the Port Side
The Claremont Port Side is dedicated to providing the Claremont Colleges with contextualized, intelligent reports to advance debate among students and citizens. This is a progressive newsmagazine that offers pertinent information and thoughtful analysis on the issues confronting and challenging our world, our country, and our community.
Founded in 2003 by a Claremont McKenna College student seeking an alternative to the dominating political pedagogy on campus, the Claremont Port Side has provided the Claremont Colleges with contextualized, intelligent reporting.
Since then, however, the political journal’s function in the Claremont community has fundamentally shifted. Though originally a forum for students to express their views on campus, national, and international issues, the Claremont Port Side now serves as a local newsmagazine — covering typically underserved areas within the 5-College community, investigating deeper social and political aspects of student life and administrative actions, and providing local and personal angles to national and international news.
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The Claremont Port Side is published with support from Campus Progress / Center for American Progress (online at CampusProgress.org).