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Articles by Rohitashwa Bagaria

Considering the U.S. Insistence on Individuality

The last time I wrote an international student column for TSL, I was a wide-eyed first-year and I had been living in the U.S. for only a month. Over the three past years, I have grown to love this country and its ’Murrican ideals. I can hold my own in a dinner-table political debate and probably...

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ASHMC Election Results Announced

Elections for Associated Students of Harvey Mudd College (ASHMC) offices ended Oct. 8 when the Honor Board representative results were announced. Elections began Sept. 24, but because ASHMC runs elections according to a quorum system, at least 50 percent of eligible voters must vote before the...

CMC Senior Explores Gender and Religion Through Film

Kelsey Rose Weber CMC ’13 is a dual Film and Religious Studies major. Unlike her peers who are writing a paper for their thesis, Weber made a film, which she accompanied by an explanatory paper. Titled "Salvation: An Exploration," the film combines her two majors by exploring the achievement of...

Studio47 Members Produce Shorts

Studio47, a Pomona College Club where student filmmakers can connect with each other and gain support for their film projects, originally started out as a place where students could rent film equipment.  Over the last year, however, the members have started trying to produce...

Admission Reminds Us All of Senior Year of High School

The genre of witty rom-coms is almost extinct in present-day Hollywood. The 1990s were a prolific time for the genre with films like As Good As It Gets, You’ve Got Mail, and Something’s Gotta Give. However, in the new millennium, these films have been few and far between....

Jack Slays Giants Just Like Old Times

I went to see Jack the Giant Slayer with bias: I was already a fan of the director Bryan Singer. I had seen his previous film, X-Men: First Class, last summer after watching a series of superhero films like The Avengers and The Amazing Spiderman. But X-Men struck me as different...

Argo's Timeliness Makes it Oscar Frontrunner

The cameras zoom in on the red carpet. Two perfectly coiffed reporters, dressed dapperly, are screaming, “Who are you wearing?” Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway drop some designer’s name and a veiled comment about their chances of winning an award. It’s Oscar season! This year’s nominees for Best...

Taylor Swift Concert Reflects HMC Community

Being part of a group is always a comforting feeling. It makes us feel that we are rooted, and that we can always go back to that group if nobody else accepts us. Even though we may feel like we’re misfits with weird habits, we can’t be so different from the group we belong to....

HMC Should Re-evaluate Core Curriculum

The Harvey Mudd College Core Curriculum is analogous to a roller coaster ride. It is the notorious, three-semester curriculum that every Mudder must go through, in addition to a major and the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts (HSA) requirements. The official...

Harvey Mudd Dry Week Rests on Faulty Arguments

Dry Week, in which all students are expected to remain substance-free, is traditionally held during the first week of classes at Harvey Mudd College to allow “for the upperclassmen to meet the incoming first-year class and socialize with them in an environment free from the influences and...

5Cs Writing Collective to Host Bigger and Better April Out Loud

April Out Loud is a month-long series of events and workshops organized by the creative writing collective 5Cs Out Loud. The month-long extravaganza began two years ago, and is now an annual feature put on by the organization. This year, the club has much grander plans for April...

Pomona Museum of Art Under Scrutiny for Displaying Replicas

The Pomona College Museum of Art recently has come under media scrutiny for displaying replicas of sculptures created by artist Jack Goldstein. The replicas are a component of Part Two of the museum's series It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973, which focuses on art...

Uncommon Building for Uncommon Good

Nearly a year after its Earth Day groundbreaking in April last year, Greenspace is nearing completion. Local non-profit Uncommon Good is constructing the eco-friendly building to be used as office space. The Greenspace structure is is made up of Superadobe, a...

5C Criminal Justice Network Hosts Annual Craft Fair

On Friday December 2 the 5C Criminal Justice Network is hosting their annual crafts fair. The event is in support of the L.A.-based non-profit organization Get on the Bus. “Every year for Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day [Get on the Bus] raises money and organizes trips for kids to visit their...

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Diwali Celebration Brings Together 5C South Asian Community

The Hindu Society, Ekta (the 5C South Asian Club), and the Office of the Chaplains held a celebration of Diwali at the McAlister Center Nov. 12. Diwali is an annual Hindu festival, often referred to as the "festival of lights," which celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama after fourteen years in...

Special Edition Groove at the Grove Brings Hip Hop to Claremont

On Nov. 4, KSPC organized a special hip-hop edition of Groove at the Grove House at Pitzer College by inviting several artists from off-campus and a 5C group.Despite the cold weather and the highly popular SCAMFest happening the same evening, Groove at the Grove proved to be a successful event....

Monthly ‘Coffeehouse’ Provides the Stage for South Campus Talent

On Oct. 21 the RAs of Harwood Court organized Harwood Coffeehouse, an open mic event that was held in Harwood Lounge. Harwood Coffeehouse began in spring of 2010, and has been held monthly ever since. Performances at the event included music, poetry recitations, and craft displays. “I was pleased...

HARD Halloween: Hard To Pass Up

HARD Haunted Mansion (popularly known as HARD Fest) is a two-day electronic music festival held annually during Halloween in LA. This year it is being held in the Shrine Expo Hall in downtown L.A. on Oct. 28 and 29.The event, though widely attended by all fans of electronic and DJ music, has an...

Fall Break Excursions at the 5Cs: Plans Range from Vegas to Vino

As fall break approaches, 5C students have put on their thinking caps to plan the ideal four-day mid-semester vacation. Many students have exciting trips planned for fall break.With Joshua Tree National Park and the San Gabriel Mountains so close to Claremont, camping and hiking are favorable...

Students Write, Act, and Direct in 24-Hour Play Festival

Last weekend the 5C student theatre troupe Bottom Line Theatre (BLT) put on the 24-hour Play Festival, where students write, direct, act in, rehearse and perform plays within twenty-four hours. The festival began at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and plays were performed on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8...

ProfessorDibs: Pitzer Alumni Launch Coupon Website

ProfessorDibs.com, launched in April 2011 by Pitzer College alums Michael Goldberg PZ ’10 and Noah Taubman PZ ’10, is a website that provides students with deals customized exclusively for the Claremont Colleges. A service similar to popular deal-of-the-day websites like Groupon and Living...

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Free Lining: A New Way to Skate

For those confused by the article’s title, Freeline Skates are (well!) skates, and can best be described as a cross between roller skates and skateboards. They come as a pair and each skate is a metal plate with two wheels attached at the plate’s base.These skates are a recent invention that...

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