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UPDATED—Kavanaugh Protest Planned to Support Survivors

Student organizers at Scripps College have planned a protest against the United States Senate’s Saturday decision to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The protest, which will take place Tuesday noon at Scripps College, aims to...

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Pitzer Worst for Income Mobility in 5Cs

Pitzer College, ranked as the seventh most liberal college in the country and the most liberal of the Claremont Colleges, claims in its mission statement that it “celebrates cultural diversity and intercultural understanding,” stating...

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A Foreigner in Claremont

As an international student, my time is divided between two very contrasting settings. One is Claremont—home of the Claremont Colleges—an affluent college town tucked within the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the other is...

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A More Free and Educational School Year

It is the start of a new school year and the start of another year of journalism, events, and more from The Claremont Independent.The past couple years have been eventful here at the Claremont...

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Why America is Exceptional

On this day, the anniversary of our nation’s independence, invariably there arises a debate over the concept of American exceptionalism. About thirty percent of Americans believe that the United States stands alone as the...

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Pomona Drops National Anthem from Commencement

The national anthem, a familiar sight at Pomona College’s commencements in years past, was conspicuously absent at its commencement ceremony on May 13. While Pomona College has played the national anthem at its commencement...

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Meet California AG Candidate Judge Steven Bailey

The Claremont Independent had the opportunity to interview retired Judge Steven Bailey, a candidate for California Attorney General. Judge Bailey is a part of the Golden State Coalition which is a slate  of constitutional conservatives running...

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Prof. Called Racist for Trying Not to be Racist

In an incident of public shaming, an anonymous student working on a theatre production for Pomona College’s Theatre and Dance Department posted several posters on buildings throughout the campus accusing a faculty member—Pomona College...

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Scripps Defends Inviting Venezuelan Propagandists

In a statement obtained by the Independent, Scripps College’s administration defended inviting two Venezuelan diplomats last week to speak about their totalitarian government’s  “grassroots initiatives.” This semester will be the second in a row...

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Scripps College Pool Party Desegregated

The Claremont Independent does not condone violence acts or threats of violence in response to our articles. Please respect our request.  Update: The pool party has now been postponed. Scripps College President Lara Tiedens sent out the...

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Scripps College Hosts Segregated Pool Party

The Claremont Independent does not condone violence acts or threats of violence in response to our articles. Please respect our request.  Tomorrow night, Scripps College will be hosting a pool party (click here for archived event) at the Sallie...

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Again, Scripps Funds Propagandists from Venezuelan Govt.

Scripps College will be inviting two Venezuelan officials next week to to speak on a three-day speaker series praising “grassroots initiatives” of the country’s totalitarian government. The officials, Venezuelan Consul-Generals Antonio Cordero and Jesús...

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CMC Has Most Free Speech in California

Last week, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) gave Claremont McKenna College (CMC) a “green light” rating for free speech on campus, the highest level a college can achieve. CMC is the...

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Pitzer College Gym Bans Men

For one afternoon, Pitzer College closed the Gold Student Center (GSC) gym to all males to create a safe space for women and gender non-binary students. The Friday event, sponsored by Pitzer College Residence...

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Pomona Plasters Social Justice Artwork Across Campus

On March 2nd, Pomona College’s Art Museum, in collaboration with “artist activist” Alexandra Bell, mounted three large works of art throughout campus, denouncing language “perpetuat[ing] racist narratives” used by the New York Times. The...

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Postmodernism Poisons The Liberal Arts

I am a natural proponent of liberal arts colleges. I was always that kid who got her books confiscated for reading under her desk or asked too many annoying and strange questions. I have...

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Pomona Physics Requires “Decolonization” Project

Last fall semester, students in Pomona College’s Foundations of Modern Physics (PHYS101 PO) class were required to complete a “Decolonizing Physics” project as a part of their physics coursework. Taught by Professor Janice Hudgings,...

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Interview: CMC Dean Uvin and Freedom of Speech

The Claremont Independent was able to sit down with Claremont McKenna College’s (CMC) Dean of Faculty, Peter Uvin, and discuss his involvement with the Heterodox Academy—a non-partisan organization of professors and graduate students dedicated...

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The Threat You Don’t Know About

This week, we witnessed yet another government shutdown. For Democrats, Republicans, and virtually all in between, the scenes on the floor of the House and the Senate provide the latest evidence of the dangerous...

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Pomona Adds Social Justice to Stats Curriculum

This spring semester, the general Introduction to Statistics (MATH058) course at Pomona College has a new addition to its curriculum—the exploration of social justice issues. Taught by visiting assistant professor Omayra Ortega, a Pomona...

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CMC Decides Against Quashing Christian Student Group

This evening, the President of the Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College (ASCMC)—the college’s student government—released an email to the student body of Claremont McKenna College announcing that the Claremont College’s local chapter of...

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“Anti-Muslim” Dissenters Disrupt Scripps Open Lecture

On Tuesday afternoon, during an open lecture at Scripps College, several attendees unaffiliated with the college challenged the lecturer to explain his views about Islamist terrorism and President Trump’s immigration policies, sparking half an...

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Student Senate Seeks to Erase Columbus Day

On Saturday, Pomona College’s student government—the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC)—and its president Maria Vides introduced a resolution into the ASPC Senate seeking to “Institutionally Recognize Indigenous People’s Day” in lieu of Columbus...

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MEMEGATE: Pomona’s Disciplinary Options Limited by California Law

After discovering a student-run meme page that contained “deplorable” and “deeply offensive” pictures and text, Pomona College launched a “Bias-Incident Response Team,” which quickly concluded that the meme page constitutes a “bias-related incident.” The...

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Student Wants to Tear Down German Composer Frieze

Last week, in an opinion article for The Student Life (TSL)—the student-government funded newspaper of the Claremont Colleges—a Pomona College student called for the removal of German composer Richard Wagner’s frieze from Pomona’s Bridges...

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Make Title IX Fair Again

If further evidence were needed that campus courts are the wrong place to adjudicate criminal cases and, especially, sexual assault cases, look no further than Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Here, the administrator recently...