By Emily Kim ‘25 Roughly two weeks ago, I finished my first year of college! This finals season was particularly tiring for me: on Monday I had a computer science exam (though I was glad to get it done early on in the week); on Tuesday I spent the entire day writing a final paper for my Jane Austen class; and Wednesday and Thursday were dedicated to finishing a project and s...Read More
My Final Semester at Pomona
By Isabel Callahan (Dec. ’21) Strange. In reflecting on what experiencing my final semester at Pomona College has been like, strange is the word that comes to mind. I hesitate in using the word strange, for I worry the word comes with a negative connotation, and while the strangeness of my semester has sometimes been bittersweet, so too has the strangeness been lovely. With ...Read More
M.A.id in Waiting: Applying to Graduate School
“Goodbye! We love you! Safe travels! See you at graduation!” This is how my grandparents saw me off after our winter visit together. There’s really not much use denying it any more: I will (hopefully) be graduating from college in 2016. It’s a pretty chilling feeling to watch the ball drop on a new year that matches your “Class of.” As I’ve written somewhat melodramatically ...Read More
Graduation and Goodbyes
I feel like a bit of a cheater writing this. After all, this is a Pomona student blog, and technically I am no longer a Pomona College student. As of Sunday, I am officially an alum. That is terrifying. I know I say that a lot (about being a senior, about writing a thesis, about being almost done) but now I really mean it. It has not really sunk in yet. I’m not enti...Read More
Oh, The Places We’ll Go!
What is next for Pomona College seniors? We’re headed off in all kinds of directions! I want to start with one of my favorite authors, because Dr. Seuss says it best: Selections from “Oh the places you’ll go!” (read the full text here!) Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! (more…)Read More
47 Day Countdown
There are exactly 47 days between today, April 3, and May 19 (if you count both of those days.) Why does this matter? Well, if you don’t go to Pomona, the 47 aspect won’t make a lot of sense (47 is Pomona’s magic number), and if you’re not a senior, the May 19 part won’t be very significant. But for those of us seniors, this means 47 days until graduation. That’s crazy. ...Read More
So…I Guess I’m Graduating?
I remember pretty clearly that day three and a half years ago when I first came to Pomona. We managed to fit everything into my parents’ minivan somehow and drove the hour out to Claremont from home. I met my sponsor group, my then six-year-old brother dragged my brand new roommate all around, and we ran down College with the Pomona mascot. Back in August 2009, “Class of...Read More
Procrastination…I Mean Gap Year
On Friday, Pomona hosted a Gap Year Fair, for those of us who are unsure of what we want to do after graduation (or also for those who know they want to do some kind of cool program after graduation). There were several different kinds of programs there, like Peace Corps, Teach for America, and organizations that set you up with a cool internship or fellowship with the non-pro...Read More