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The War On Drugs Outside the Bubble

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Issues Between Bars

In the 5C bubble, it’s hard to believe that we live in an era of full-fledged war, let alone a domestic one. Staff Writer Emily Long explores the War on Drugs in the second edition of Issues Betwen Bars

A Climate Future for China-US

On October 30, David Sandalow, the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, gave a talk at the CMC Athenaeum on the future of a partnership between the U.S. and China to reduce climate change.

Prison Curriculum

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Issues Between Bars

Prisons are a catch-22; we think we need them to feel safe, yet many cannot stand to be near them or to think about them more than is necessary. In the first instillation of “Issues Between Bars,” Stephanie introduces an insider view of the prison system.

Advancing Bee Science at HMC

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Savage on Science

This past summer, students in Assistant Professor of Biology Matina Donaldson-Matasci’s bee lab built a tool to record how often honeybees visit a food source. This is the first project in Donaldson-Matasci’s lab, a new professor in Mudd’s Biology Department.

Conceptions on Contraception

In publishing a piece titled “You Want Some Plan B With Those Skittles?”, the Claremont Independent made waves throughout the Claremont Colleges community by advancing a series of claims about Plan B that many students found inaccurate and offensive.

The Season of Revenge

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Politics at the Movies

In preparation for the Halloween season, Andy went back and watched every horror movie ever. Here’s a brief rundown some issues he found just in time for the big night

Reflections On the One-Child Policy

In the first edition of her column, April addresses China’s One-Child policies

Finding a Voice in an Epidemic

Gregg Bordowitz, a renowned writer and artist, visited Scripps College on Thursday evening to discuss the issues of silence behind the AIDS epidemic in New York in the early 1980’s

ISIS in Iraq

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series ISIS Abroad

In the second installation of “ISIS Abroad,” Staff Writer Alex Baude introduces us to ISIS’s role in Iraq, along with some ideas of how to move forward

The Future is Not Far

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Towards the Singularity

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 2 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 6 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 6 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 11 of 13 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.

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