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A look at the Death Penalty’s Past, Present, and ambiguous Future
Every first-year at Pomona College is part of a sponsor group from the moment they arrive on campus. What started in 1927 as a small, student-run organization has now expanded into a complex system of choosing roommate pairs, sponsors, and sponsor groups headed up by the Residence Hall Staff.
On the heels of successful ballot measures, Colorado and Washington are now preparing to begin the legal sale of recreational marijuana in January 2014. In the meantime, the legalization of marijuana remains a polarizing issue as opponents and supporters of the measures have continued to voice their differing views.
Charles takes a more serious note this week with the issue of gun control.
Notable Evolutionist Professor Joan Roughgarden recently gave a speech at HMC regarding gender and heteronormative diversity in STEM.
In Claremont, we tend not to see allyship as something invasive or condescending. But can we effectively challenge hierarchies that support our own positions of privilege?
Jenna continues to explore the political culture of Washington and finds that even in the midst of a government shutdown, D.C. can still be “overwhelming”.
During a recent speech at Scripps, Rudi Veestraeten said that both the US and the EU need to get their “act together.” He stated, “If we want to continue to have [an] effective relationship [between the US and the EU,] we need to work.”
According to a demographer and associate director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture at Trinity College, demographers who measure gender inequality worldwide fail to factor in a crucial yet oft-ignored dimension into their analyses: secularism.
How can we protect large civil engineering projects from the forces of an earthquake? Tamara Savage explains how one can model a dam’s reactions to “hazard loading conditions”, and ensure its structural stability.
On Tuesday, November 5th, Lan Anh Hoang of the University of Melbourne spoke at Pomona about the sexuality of female Vietnamese migrant workers in Taiwan, and how it is often stereotypically presented.
After national gun legislation failed, a number of states took matters into their own hands, passing harsher and stricter gun control laws in some states and expanding gun rights laws in others.
Online journalism has taken hold of a new generation’s attention, especially because social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are a part of our daily lives.
Pomona College’s recent rebranding efforts have featured redesigned admissions material and changes to the tour guide program, but the administration’s justifications for the change in image are paradoxical.
After spending two months in Denmark, Ben has gotten some perspective on how we think about families in America.
When Enrique Peña Nieto assumed executive control of Mexico last December, he inherited a bloody and costly war. By the time Peña Nieto was inaugurated, the war fought between the government and various drug syndicates had been going on for six years.
If you have ever used the resources of a library, a local gym, Amazon.com, or even a taxi cab then you have participated in the sharing economy. This structure plays a key part in the Claremont community
Charles has had a bit of time to reflect on the recent government shutdown, and finds an important message in the form of a parking ticket in London.
The City of Sochi’s preparations to host the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games have been largely overshadowed by anti-gay legislation the Russian Parliament passed this year and the condemnation the country has received in response.
Columnist Lexie Kelly has found “a present-day shrine to the Generalísimo in an ordinary truck-stop’s clothing.” Read about “Close Encounters of the Neo-Falangist Kind, or How I learned to Stop Worrying (sort of) and Embrace My Own Staggering Ignorance in the Face of Pretty Much Everything”
During the 2012-2013 Supreme Court session, the Court heard many cases that had the power to significantly affect various social policies in the country, including same-sex marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action. Here’s an overview.
After a recent outbreak of West Nile Virus in nearby chicken flocks that lead to the hospitalization of one Long Beach resident, there has been some concern about the potential impacts of West Nile on the Claremont community. Find out why you shouldn’t be worried.
After two days of deliberations, Pitzer College’s Board of Trustees decided to refrain from divestment, instead opting to set up a “task force” to discuss the school’s overall approach to climate change and action.
KGI has recently formed the Minerva Schools in conjunction with the San Francisco based Minerva Project. Like the rest of the consortium, the Minerva Schools will focus on a broader education style.
After two weeks of shutdown, the United States is hurtling towards default, and more and more government programs face closure. In Copenhagen, Ben Hackenberger finds that things are much different.
Sometimes a phone call is just a phone call. At other times, it should be something more. A landmark phone call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may have shared with President Obama is unlikely to amount much, said 2003 Peace Price laureate Shirin Ebadi during her address at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum this past Thursday.
“The Syria crisis ensued during my first few days in Washington. The U.S. government was deciding whether to order a military strike on Syria to punish the government for using chemical weapons against its citizens in the civil war. In the morning, I would wake up and watch CNN while I ate breakfast with my roommates.”
This past Monday, renowned civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred visited the Claremont McKenna Athenaeum, detailing her expectations for a college’s sexual assault policies. Do the recently revised and unified policies at the 7Cs meet her standards?
“Immigration laws should be fair and humane. We have to stop looking at immigration as a political, partisan issue, and start thinking about it as a social justice, human rights issue,” said Eileen Truax at Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum.