Yes – I Saved That Couch’s Life!

As the semester came to an end, I decided to join the couch-(and other treasures)-saving crew, otherwise known as Clean Sweep. Clean Sweep is an initiative through Pomona College’s Sustainability Integration Office to reuse, reduce, and recycle students' waste and divert it from the landfill. Not only that, but we help the housekeeping staff by making sure that when they have t...
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47 Reasons Why Pomona is a Special Place

My sponsor group at the Walker Wall painting during Orientation Week!
One of the opportunities the Office of Admissions offers first-year students is the chance to be a Student Ambassador. After you apply, eight first-year students are chosen to give tours, host prospective students, coordinate events for the tour guide and overnight host programs, and collaborate with the Office of Admissions on other projects. The tour guiding aspect of bein...
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Freshwoman Year Pt. II: A Quick Reflection

’Tis Spring Break! My parents are here, visiting me from China. As we drive around the Golden State from SoCal to NorCal in the next few days, I (rather ambitiously) plan to read a few books, get my homework done, write some more blog entries, and get back to some of my friends (feeling guilty about not maintaing email chains during the busy academic year). A brief summa...
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Pomona: My Home Away From Home

The promising dawn seen from outside my dorm.
Slowly, the dark sky is gently rinsed by hints of blue. Dark blue, light blue, lighter… and gold wash. So emerge the silhouettes of pink coloured clouds, rejoicing at the dawn of a new day. One of my very first blog entries after I started college was on the topic of nostalgia. It was an overwhelming emotion that accompanied the first-year curiosity in everything around me i...
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Ringing in the New Semester

There are some moments at Pomona that have been truly essential to my experience - moments that cannot be conveyed adequately on any pamphlet or website - and it's those moments that I missed sorely when I was gone. Although I, as many others, arrived to Pomona after an exhausting chain of travels (bus! train! airplane! then MetroLink!), hearing the squeals of excitement as...
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Hobbies

Mystically, my class schedule aligned in such a way that my Thursdays and Fridays are perpetually free. Because I’m deluded, a notion has settled into my mind that I’ll have less work this semester solely because my courses are distributed differently. And because I’m inclined to cling to this hope, I’ve begun to plan how I’ll divide this pseudo-free time. (more…...
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Open Channels

If you didn't already know, Dean Feldblum loves to tweet (see her Twitter), which makes her one of the coolest administrators I've ever known. But aside from that, she's not just an awesome administrator, but also a great human being. For many college and high school students, administrators--and even the Dean of Students (or the equivalent)--can sometimes be shadowy unknown fi...
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Day in the Life

Wake up when my alarm goes off at 7:15. Turn it off, go back to sleep, wake up at 8:00. This is pretty typical. Eat breakfast in my room (blueberry muffin and pear), do some miscellaneous work, then head off to class at 9:25. First class of the day: Introductory Genetics (Bio 040), taught by the wonderful Prof. Moore. The lecture topic: day 2 of bacteriophage and bacterial g...
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