Making a Change For the Better

Sunrise members protesting
By Ben Reicher ‘22 When I started college, there was a lot I didn’t know, and I’m sure there still is. But I knew that there were a lot of problems in the world, and I knew I couldn’t just stand by and watch them happen. I knew the planet was on fire, and that I had to do what I could, no matter how small, to help extinguish the flames. If you’re an incoming or prospectiv...
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My Experience Backpacking in Southeast Asia

Toran with group of backtivists
By Toran Langford '21 This past summer, I participated in Operation Groundswell. I was a “backpacktivist” in Thailand. Then, I explored Cambodia on my own. This coined term “backpacktivist” means to act as a guest in a place others call home. We were supposed to adhere to local traditions and customs, which allows us to understand the value of cultures different from our own...
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Presentations at Pomona (and How They Affect Me)

Let’s talk about all the plays/movies/presentations I’ve watched/attended this week. (Note: sorry if my posts seem very egocentric, but I was told to write about life at Pomona. I feel like I can speak best on MY life at Pomona.) On Sunday night, I took the last possible chance I had to see a production of “The Laramie Project” put on by our student theater group, Bottom...
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