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President Trump

By Amber Burkhart Contributing Reporter On election night, a group of friends and I squeezed around a laptop, watching Wolf Blitzer fumble with touch-screen graphics. We were in a dorm room, a floor lamp filling our features with warm tones., As…

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Brexit Delays

By Matthew vonAllmen Staff Reporter The Treaty of Lisbon is one of 26 legal documents which delineate the nature of the European Union (EU). Three of these documents are no longer in force; another eight are minor updates to previous…

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Rising Drug Prices

By Matthew vonAllmen Staff Reporter Iclusig is a leukemia drug. Approved by the FDA in 2012, it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells. It could save lives—if anyone were wealthy enough to afford it. Since Iclusig’s launch its price has…

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The Left and Its Values

By Matthew vonAllmen Staff Reporter During the October 4th vice-presidential debate, Governor Mike Pence argued in favor of suspending the Syrian refugee program. Claiming Syria had been compromised by terrorism, he stated his commitment to “the safety and security of…

Free-wall: From love to hate

On Saturday afternoon, Pitzer’s Office of Student Affairs, PAS Hall Council, and Pitzer Advocates hosted a painting of the free-wall dedicated to the anonymous Pitzer student who wrote the letter describing her sexual assault at CMC. Late Saturday night, the…

Hate Crime at Pitzer

Elijah Natividad Pantoja Contributing Author (Pitzer 2018) Yesterday, I was the personal victim of a hate crime that also targeted marginalized groups in general on Pitzer’s campus. Yesterday, for the first time, my self-worth was forcefully questioned. Yesterday, the Pitzer…

Farewell Trombley

by Caroline Bourscheid Contributing Reporter It was the night of Pitzer’s 50th Birthday Party and the second semester of my sophomore year. The trees on the mounds were draped with orange streamers, the grass was pristine, and an enormous stage…

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Whose Shoes?

by Riam Griswold Staff Reporter 1996: Charles-Antoine Blais, six years old, is drowned by his mother. She is sentenced to one year in a halfway house, then hired as a spokesperson for an autism society. 2001: Gabriel Britt, also six…

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Profile: Gary Lewis

by Delphine Burns Editor-in-chief When we walk into the dining hall and are greeted by Gary Lewis’ lovely smiling face, our day feels brighter. While many of us have had our fair share of pleasant conversations and interactions with Gary,…

Claremont Marches for Ferguson

Miller Saltzman Editor-in-chief  On November 26, the night after the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, more than 300 students and faculty at the five Claremont Colleges, and members of the Claremont community participated in a peaceful…

“Realization”

by Ritika Rao Contributing Reporter A terrible, unimaginable, and unsatisfying sensation surfaced as my heart began to dissolve into its own speeding beats. The realization was quick to acknowledge but took infinitely long to sink in. I thought I was void…

Respect for All Women

by Delphine Burns Editor-in-chief When perusing a blog, I stumbled across a quote that really stuck with me. “If you don’t respect sluts, you don’t respect women.” Hmm. What does that mean? What does that mean for feminism in the…

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“Readiscovery”

by Rebecca Boorstin Staff Reporter My life was fueled by reading. Many of my favorite childhood memories consist of the feeling of pages between my fingers, eyes scanning in the same left to right motion. Fonts, typefaces, colorful covers were all…

Ease Up on the Yak

by Liam Brooks Staff Reporter  It’s a “totally new way to communicate and connect with people around you,” according to the website. Essentially, it’s Reddit mixed with Twitter. Either way, it’s filled with the thoughts of your favorite friends and…

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No on Nudity!

by Chance Kawar Contributing Reporter Over the past couple months, there has been a controversial, passionate, and at times emotional debate about whether or not Pitzer should allow nudity at certain places on campus. Last week, this debate culminated in…

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Wildflowering LA

by Kiana Contreras Staff Writer Maybe you’ve noticed the new burned wood sign outside The Outback, claiming Site of the Wildflowering LA Project. Don’t be stumped by the seemingly empty plots of dirt…something big is happening. Wildflowering LA is a…

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Let’s Get Naked!

by Miller Saltzman Editor-in-chief   “Breasts, vaginas and penises! Oh my!” Did those words make you feel uncomfortable? Good! Our society in America is uncomfortable with nudity. We rate movies depending on whether they show parts of the body that…

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Behind the Scenes with ASS

by Lianna Johnstone Staff Writer/Photographer My senior year of high school when touring Pitzer, I attended The Southern California A Capella Music  Festival (SCAM Fest) at Big Bridges Theater.  This concert introduced me to a capella music, and ever since…

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Fashion and Style at Pitzer

 by Frankie Clarke Contributing Writer As we know, there are a lot of stereotypes surrounding the 5Cs, but more specifically there are physical stereotypes as well. Some students across the 5Cs may even participate in a game in which you…

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Protesting the Pipeline

by Nancy Hernandez Staff Reporter  Next weekend, hundreds of students and young people alike will converge in Washington, D.C. to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline, a proposed project that would expand the already existing Keystone Pipeline. Among those in the…

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Humans of Claremont

 by Lianna Johnstone Staff Reporter/Staff Photographer Pitzer “Sexy vegetables”  Pomona “I’m a linguistics major.  It is easy to talk to people about because they usually know it but they just don’t recognize it…  You can usually tell when an ‘r’…

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Break Up With Fossil Fuels

by Morissa Zuckerman Staff Writer This Valentine’s Day, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign put together a heartfelt message that even included a special valentine for President Trombley. At 2:30pm on Friday, crowds started gathering outside West Hall, where the Climate…

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H2O No Mo’

by Nancy Hernandez Staff Reporter Hair dripping down my back, I slyly looked around for my parents, thinking I had avoided yet another scolding. No such luck. “Are you a mermaid, or what?” my mom called out from afar, slightly…

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Official CMC report intensifies controversy

By Summer Sturtevant and Liz Scherffius The five-week-long investigation into the interaction between Claremont McKenna College (CMC) Professor Yaron Raviv and Pitzer College student Najib Hamideh culminated in the first official statement issued by CMC’s administration on Friday, April 19.…

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Womyn of Pitzer spotlight

by Shardai Zaragoza ‘13 Cindy Donis (‘13) is a Chicana/o and Gender/Feminist Studies dual major. Natalia Mendoza (‘13) studies Sociology and Chicana/o Studies. Both are writing their senior project on Rockabilly as a socio-cultural production. Cindy recently presented at the…