10 Things To Do When Visiting Pomona

By Sam Kelly ’17 and Feather Flores ’17 We like to think students choose to come to Pomona for the top-tier liberal arts education. It also doesn’t hurt that we are in Southern California, just 35 miles from Los Angeles and near the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Pomona students have access to a wide variety of recreational activities. From outdoor exploits to u...
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A First Year’s Time Capsule

I have officially finished the first half of the semester. My impressions of Pomona are fresh, and I would be lying if I said I felt completely at ease here. Being an international student, living in America is something I’m still not used to. Being at college, my new independence can feel overwhelming at times, and I am not yet sure how I will be able to call Pomona my new ...
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Food, Glorious Food

College can be rough. Sometimes balancing academics, internships, clubs, applications, jobs, athletics, and that sliver of a social life is terribly and inconveniently overwhelming. Those activities that once constituted as pleasure become obligations, and stressful ones at that. It is difficult, when in this state of seemingly perpetual stress, to smell the roses. So what can ...
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30 Things I’m Thankful for

Sore feet, bulging stomach, exhaustion after Grandma's thorough interrogation, and a sense of complete and utter satisfaction with life. Must mean it's Thanksgiving! Or at least it was a week ago, during a much-needed Thanksgiving break. After being coerced into running the 10k for our Run to Feed the Hungry, I definitely took advantage of our family potluck this Thanksgiving. ...
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Thesis Thursday: Getting Participants

So, I figure that Thesis Thursday is going to be my new blogging platform, at least for a little bit. I hope you all enjoy my thesis related adventures! Whether you're a senior, a first year, an alum or outside of the direct Pomona community, I hope people find my anecdotes at least marginally humorous or relatable. Getting participants for a study is something I never thoug...
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Eating

More and more I’m thinking about food, not just as something that ends up on my plate but as a part of an intricate - and precarious - system.  We know about agribusiness; we know about the factory farms.  We know that, among other things, these farms are fundamentally unsustainable.  If there was no mental divorce between what we eat and how its made, we would be too queasy to...
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Warning: Dining Halls May Expand Your Food Horizons

The dining halls are a pretty standard and yet important part of our college experience here at Pomona.  Since most people live on campus, most of us eat the vast majority of our meals at the dining halls, either Frank or Frary (or Oldenborg) or at another campus.  All issues between the administration and the dining hall workers aside, I think our dining halls are pretty good....
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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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