6 Truths Non-Californians Should Know About Socal Weather

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As someone from Illinois, Socal weather is definitely not what I was expecting it to be. I was under the impression that it'd be sunny every day, and that the weather would be fabulous, but that was a bit off... 1) Everything is sooo brown This is SOMEWHAT related to the weather because of the drought. In August, when I was on the way to my hotel, I remember being disappo...
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5 High-Stress Moments all Awkward Language Learners Know (Oldenborg Lunch)

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When I came to Pomona, I was determined to learn Chinese. First semester was super rough. Whenever it was my turn to read something aloud in class, I was embarrassed and flustered. So imagine how even more embarrassed and flustered I would be in conversations. (Un)luckily for me, language learners must eat at the Oldenborg Dining Hall a certain amount of times each semester, an...
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Tuesdays! Woah…

In honor of me successfully skating to my class in a single minute, to the bemusement of my classmates and wide-gawking eyes of forgotten Prospies (prospective students), I am writing this week's entry about Tuesdays. (This is my blog; I can honor myself. I'm not feeling sad today so let me enjoy myself.) On the days when I don't wake up to the sounds of lunch-goers enjoy...
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Dear Internship Coordinator: The Untold Truths of My Cover Letter

Kyra Sanborn 4 Privet Drive Little Whinging, Surrey - 95864 Ÿ- 916.867.5309 Ÿ GrownUpButBoringAndUnoriginalEmail@nonotcalpolypomona.edu   Some date that makes it look like I haven't been working on this cover letter for 3 weeks, 2016   Big Giant Company 4700 If Only Rd, I Wonder if Oprah Lived Here Once, CA 99999   Dear Internship Coord...
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A Typical Weekend in Claremont (and Beyond!)

This semester, every weekend I've had at Pomona has been full of new and different adventures. Though there's always dreaded homework to complete over the weekend, it's important to make some time to relax and have some fun as well. From attending on-campus events to exploring downtown Los Angeles, there are so many affordable and fun things you can take advantage of. I've comp...
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Reflections on Body Image

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It had been a few weeks since I last shaved my legs when I first came to Pomona in August. I was nervous, excited, and worried if I would be able to handle myself here. I was definitely out of my comfort zone—2,000 miles, to be precise. So, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t shave my legs for the whole school year. My reasoning was that if I could do that, I could do an...
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