Justin’s (Unofficial) Tour of Pomona College: Study Abroad

Hello my fellow tour-goers! Before I start my post this week, I'd like to thank everyone that has talked to me about my blog. It's humbling knowing that we actually get people reading our posts - for me, it makes me feel like my life is actually interesting in some way, shape or form - and I'm thankful for your feedback. From Pomona College employees to interviewees to fello...
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Alumni Weekend

I spent last Saturday morning manning an archival table for alumni weekend, and found myself greeted with premature nostalgia, if there is such a thing.  First, a group of ’08 alums bounced in for their five-year reunion, looking at old diaries and laughing about how long the sponsor program had been around.  One talked to me about collecting Pomona memorabilia from Ebay.  Anot...
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I-Fest: The World Comes to Claremont

I have been waiting for today for literally three years.  Why?  The annual International Festival, of course!  International Festival (a.k.a. I-Fest) is one of my absolute favorite events at the Claremont Colleges.  Put on by the 5C's International Place, it is a day for the community to come together and celebrate international cultural diversity through food, dance, song,...
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Sanskriti 2013

Tonight I went to Sanskriti, a 5C Asian Cultural Show. It was sponsored by Ekta, Claremont Bollywood Dance Team, and the Hindu Society. It was a two hour long show filled with dancing, singing, comedy, colorful costumes, and even some beat boxing. What an awesome opportunity it was to witness such amazing and talented dancers and singers perform in front of a thousand pe...
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Snack

For our non-Sagehen readers, allow me to explain what Snack means at Pomona.  On weeknights, Frary Dining Hall comes alive once more for a free-pseudo-fourth meal.  Last night, cake was served, and the night before, it was macaroni and cheese.  Last week, baked pretzels, bread pudding, and veggies were provided. I know this so well because I’ve taken to religiously attending...
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Organic Dinner

Some of my favorite things about Pomona are food related (I love good food!) and so something I look forward to every year is the Organic Dinner!  It happened last night at Frank and it was absolutely delicious.  I ate waaaay too much but itwas definitely worth it.  From eggplant parmesan pizza to pumpkin ravioli, everything was pretty amazing—and organic!  Perhaps some of ...
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Presidential Traditions

This evening, I dined in style.  Why, you ask?  Well, as a member of the senior class I got to have dinner with President Oxtoby.  Alone?  Um, no (that would be weird).  There were about thirty or so of us seniors there tonight along with President and Mrs. Oxtoby and three other administrative staff members.  So we all gathered in the President’s house to have ourselves a love...
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Family Weekend 2013

This past weekend was Family Weekend at Pomona.  From Friday to Sunday, families of students can participate in various activities from attending classes on Friday to enjoying a Jazz Brunch at Frary on Sunday morning.  Family Weekend, in my opinion, is one of the cutest parts of the entire school year.  I love walking around and watching students show their parents around, over...
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The End of the World: Reflections

I’m currently flying on a plane from a layover in Phoenix to Kansas City to visit my relatives. It’s Wednesday. In Claremont, some of my peers are taking 2-5 p.m. finals, some of them have also already gone, some of them are writing essays, some of them may be studying, some of them are packing, some of them are reflecting on the past semester. Even though I’m not in Claremont,...
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