Students Take a Byte Out of Coding at 5C Hackathon

Kaile Sauro

The sound of a hundred clicking keyboards filled Pomona College's Edmunds Ballroom Nov. 14 as students rushed to put the final touches on their work. The 6th Semiannual 5C Hackathon challenge took place from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m., with various teams of student computer programmers collaborating...

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CMC Investigates North Quad Arson

Fire alarms woke residents of Claremont McKenna College’s Appleby Hall just after 3 a.m. last Saturday. Five fires had been set around campus, prompting an arson investigation by the Claremont Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, with support from Campus Safety.One fire...

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American Mathematical Society Honors Harvey Mudd Professor

David Chu

Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics Alfonso Castro became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) earlier this month. The Fellows program "recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of...

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Scripps Proposes Trans-Inclusive Admissions Policy News

Under a proposed change to Scripps College's admission policy, the college would consider applicants "assigned female at birth and/or who identify as a woman at the time of application,” according to an email announcement sent by President Lori Bettison-Varga to students, faculty members and... (read more)


7C Queer Resource Center Navigates Name Change, Seeks Student Input News

In an effort to be more inclusive to the college population, the 7C Queer Resource Center (QRC) has begun the process of changing its name. The center, which is located on Pomona College's campus, seeks to provide “education, advocacy, and support for the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual,... (read more)

Pomona Monitors Bike Theft Through Expanded Camera Network News

Pomona College will be the last of the five Claremont Colleges to expand security camera surveillance to bike racks. According to Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services Bob Robinson, the college began adding 61 cameras around bike racks in August. Those cameras will be functional... (read more)

Pitzer Students Propose Official Rejection of Columbus Day News

Pitzer Student Senate will vote Nov. 23 on legislation written by two Pitzer students, Chance Kawar PZ ’17 and Josue Pasillas PZ ’17, that seeks to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. If the legislation passes, Pitzer College will be the first of the Claremont Colleges to... (read more)

5C Students Debate Proposed Indian-Themed CMC Wedding Party News

At the Nov. 4 Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College (ASCMC) Executive Board meeting, ASCMC President Ben Tillotson CM '15 proposed an Indian theme for CMC’s annual Wedding Party. The proposal has been met with both support and criticism from students across the 5Cs, with some students... (read more)

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