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Fear the Future?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The First Step

In the first edition of “The First Step”, Columnist Alex Baude ponders the future and your place in making it

ISIS in Syria

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series ISIS Abroad

Staff Writer Abigail Spurlock introduces us to ISIS’ role in Syria in the first section of “ISIS Abroad”

An Austin Parable

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

This week, Andy brings you a tale of two Austin filmmakers

George Will, Free Speech, and Creating Safe Spaces

Writers Nimrah Imam and Emily Long reply to some of the recent controversy surrounding Scripp’s uninviting of prominent pundit George Will

Check out the October 2014 Print Edition!

The Port Side‘s first issue for the 2014-2015 school year came out on Friday, October 10. Check out a copy online right now!

Reactions on “Yes Means Yes”

No Means No? Not Anymore. Rebecca prepares you for the Print Edition with this piece on the historic “Yes Means Yes” legislation

Hong Kong: A People’s Protest

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Opinions on Activism

As you are reading this article right now, tens of thousands of angry pro-democracy protesters in the central districts of Hong Kong are holding large rallies of their campaign. April Xu prepares you for the coming Print Edition

The Wizard of Oz and the PFA

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Tales from a Washington Wannabe

Columnist Maryl Evans shares her first few days studying in Washington, D.C. with you

The People Are Marching

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Opinions on Activism

Approximately 400,000 activists took to the streets to protest the treatment of our environment by both large corporations and the citizens themselves. Anna Balderston explains some facts and her opinions on the issue in the inaugural “Opinions on Activism”

Redefining Reality through Feminist Action

Janet Mock came to Claremont recently. Here’s what she had to say about redefining the real, feminism, and trans issues

FLASH: Scotland votes against independence

After a turnout originally estimated to be 97% of the electorate, it appears that Scotland will not declare itself independent from the United Kingdom.

A Sassenach on Referendum

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sassenach in Scotland

All the way from Edinburgh, columnist Emlyn Foxen clues you in to the student perspective on the impending Scottish Independence Referendum

Introversion Undefined

Professor Brian R. Little came to Pomona College last week to speak on introversion, one of the hottest topics in the college sphere

A Summer of Empathy

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

This week, Andy talks about empathy and Guardians of the Galaxy

Join Our Crew!

Interested in joining the staff of Claremont’s student-run, progressive, news and opinion magazine?

How I Became a Self-Indulgent Impostor and Why I Regret Nothing

Graham questions the truths behind the study abroad experience in a magnificently structured personal essay

The Battle for Consent Culture is Not Over

Summer Dowd-Lukesh demystifies consent, and calls for education. Her piece, while frightening, is incredibly necessary.

Biologically Inspired Design

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Savage on Science

Anette (Peko) Hosoi, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, recently gave her Moody Lecture on biologically inspired design and the mathematics that go along with it. Her work is at the interface of biology, physics, math, and engineering, finding inspiration from nature to make more efficient and more useful technology.

May 2014 Issue Out!

The Port Side‘s fourth issue for the 2013-2014 school year came out on Wednesday, May 7th. Check out a copy online right now!    

Campaign Finance in the Supreme Court

Should the American public really be all that surprised by the McCutcheon v. FEC decision?

US Interests and Ideals in Ukraine

At moments like the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine via armed annexation of Crimea, the US must weigh the dynamics of its others alliances and effects of its actions as objectively as possible.

The Best Movies You’ll See All Summer

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

So, I finally looked at the list of blockbusters slated to come out this summer, and gosh there are a ton. With all those options out there, I thought I’d give you guys the ones I’m looking forward to the most.

“Our Stories. Our Words”

Sahar Ullah, co-founder and head writer for the Hijabi Monologues, took to the stage at Pomona’s Rose Hills Theatre last Friday evening. International Editor Rae Brookshire has a summary for you

Twitter Campaigns and Aeroplanes

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Political Satire

This week, Charles explores the grey area of social media ad campaigns

The Problem with Hydra

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

This week, Andy discusses allegories to the police state and how Hydra ruins them

FLASH: Pitzer Divests From Fossil Fuels

In a press release this morning, a panel of Pitzer faculty, students and trustees announced that the college would divest the majority of its endowment from fossil fuels by the end of the year.

The Ukraine Crisis: An Overview

Senior Staff Writer Kevin Wu catches you up on the Ukraine Crisis

Giving Slaves a Soul

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

In his first column, Andy takes on Django Unchained and 12 Years A Slave. Warning: This article contains explicit clips, disturbing imagery, and possible spoilers for the films Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and 12 Years A Slave.

Like a G8

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Political Satire

On 24 March 2014, the world found out that Russia was kicked out of the G8, a forum for the eight leading industrialized countries. Charles’ diligent research reveals what else President Putin has been banned from recently

What Do Peace Talks Really Do?

Peace talks between the Syria’s warring factions, which many would have written off as nothing more than an optimist’s fantasy, have reached a stalemate in their second round.

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