Being Hawaiian in Claremont: Reflections from a Student from the 50th State

Aloha! My name is Chandler Bridgman, and I am a first-year student from the island of Oahu in the State of Hawaii. As you would imagine, my transition to Pomona and the city of Claremont has been exciting. Although the much drier climate and less lush environment are very different from my home across the sea, there are many similar cultural experiences both on and off campus. ...
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Five Things I Never Thought I’d Miss While Abroad

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Monday’s commute was the most typical commute I’ve had yet. Almost got nailed by a motorcycle on the way to the metro (classic Monday). Took the longer, scenic route to class, but the metro was backed up and I ended up late (classic Monday). But when the metro stopped unexpectedly over the Seine, instead of groaning, I snapped this picture. Yep, classic Monday. Paris co...
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Making the Most of it

At the beginning of the year I challenged myself to make the most of my senior year, to enjoy as much of what Claremont and LA had to offer as possible, and generally live beyond and outside of schoolwork.  I think to a certain extent I have been successful, perhaps to the detriment of said schoolwork and most definitely to the detriment of making substantial progress on my the...
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