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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 2 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 2 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.

PUB Controversy

A few weeks ago, PUB came under scrutiny for their “America PUB.” Here’s Senior Staff Writer Emlyn Foxen’s interpretation of the situation.

Free Choices v. Free Speech

Last night, the Pomona Student Union hosted a panel on the Supreme Court case, McCullen v. Coakley. Here’s a summary of how the discussion went, and what it means for you.

Women in Tech: Jocelyn Goldfein’s Story

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Savage on Science

Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering at Facebook, spoke on January 29 about her experiences as a woman in a technology field and how she has created her own path in life.

Pick Up Our March Issue!

The Port Side‘s third issue for the 2013-2014 school year came out on Saturday, March 1st. Check out a copy online right now!

The Stigma Against Feminism

Why does feminism continue to be a controversial topic? Contributing writer Delphine Burns explores the issue in anticipation of our March Print Edition

The Men’s Rights “Menace”

Leading up to our imminent feminism-themed issue, Staff Writer Nick Browne interviewed sources across the 5Cs concerning online male rights sites.

Water Scarcity and the Future

This Saturday, The American Institute for Progressive Democracy (TAIPD) will be hosting a conference at Scripps College focused around water. The conference will be divided into four sections of descending scale, finally focusing in on Southern California. With our area going through a drought that’s being called the “worst in 500 years,” it is monumentally important that people sit up and pay attention to this issue.

Beyond the Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler, activist and author of The Vagina Monologues, discussed her pursuit to end violence against women and girls during a recent lunch at the Athenaeum.

World Leaders and Lovers

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Political Satire

Charles reveals what the leaders of the world are really up to this Valentine’s Day.

What Is Peace?

Professor Shimon Shetreet, who currently teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, addressed the Claremont Community at last Thursday’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum lunch.

Are Warehouses Worth it for the Inland Empire?

Penny Newman, a local environmental justice advocate, urges 5C students to join the fight against pollution from the logistics industry in the Inland Empire.

Are CEOs Overpaid?

Is CEO pay the “lynchpin of corporate government”? After considerable research, Michael Dorff thinks not. “I cannot believe that [increase in CEO pay] is a systematic problem,” Dorff said to his audience at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum last Thursday, when he lectured on the “Myths and Realities of CEO Pay”. A professor […]

Be Awesome Without Their Permission

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Savage on Science

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit (and entrepreneur, activist, and investor), spoke to students of the Claremont Colleges about harnessing the power of the Internet, getting ideas and just running with them

State of the Union: A Feminist Critique

In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he promised to take actions on a myriad of issues ranging from implementing stricter gun control laws to working with states and utilities to limit carbon pollution while funding more clean energy programs. But what about Feminism?

Waiting on the “Year of Action”

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Political Satire

Charles is excited by Obama’s “Year of Action,” but wishes we’d catch up to North Korea’s space program.

State of the Union Round-Up

Didn’t catch the State of the Union address? Senior Staff Writer Emelyn Foxen summarized it for you.

Diversity in STEM

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Savage on Science

Dr. Kelly Mack, Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, gave her Nelson Lecture on October 24. She spoke about the roles of gender and race in STEM fields, and how these factors affect not just these women but science and society as a whole.

Helping Haiyan

At 5:30 on November 25th, around two dozen students gathered at the Pitzer Mounds for a candlelight vigil to show support for the victims and families of victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Vietnam.

Pick Up Our December 2013 Issue!

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

The Dying Future of Capital Punishment

A look at the Death Penalty’s Past, Present, and ambiguous Future

Groups that Bind, Groups that Break

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.

The Long Road to Legalization

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.

How Is Just Anybody Still Able To Get A Gun?

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Political Satire

Charles takes a more serious note this week with the issue of gun control.

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