By Wynne Chase, PZ ’26 Hello freshmen! My name is Wynne, and after just finishing my impactful first year of college, I wanted to share ten pieces of both general and practical advice to freshmen in hopes that you can learn from my experiences! Slow down. Once in a while, it is important to just slow down. There will be so many opportunities and activities— … Continue reading Dear Freshmen,
By Alexandria Nyx PZ’26 “It Just Takes Time” by Annika Hoseth (PO ’23) is a new musical that tells the story of the lives of multiple characters as the pandemic takes hold and changes their lives forever. While it features extraordinary theatricality, it contains very Eurocentric views that undermine the devastation of the pandemic on the US population, especially those communities which live their lives … Continue reading REVIEW: “It Just Takes Time”
By Wynne Chase PZ ’26 Recently, I thought of a question which perfectly encapsulates my biggest curiosity about each person: “How would you define love with a personal anecdote?” I want to know what people consider love and what happened in their life to make them believe that. I will explain my answer first to give you an idea of what I had in mind, … Continue reading How Do We Define Love?
By Ben Lauren PZ ‘25 Emerging from a blue haze donning a furry bear hat, the reverb-cranked voice of genre-bending artist Ehirobo echoed from the stage to the clock tower as he began the final set of Kohoutek 2023. Ehiorobo, full name Ehiorobo Carlos Igiehon, is a musician originating from Manalapan, New Jersey, and now based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. According … Continue reading Ehiorobo Closes Out Kohoutek with Genre-Transversing Performance
Upon observing the Pomona squirrels, we found that they have an expansive diet which ranges from local Claremont nuts to Frary muffins. Thus, any small snack or little treat that you put outside your door or window is likely to catch their attention. Squirrels love stealing from each other, so if you summon one, more will follow. Be careful though; upon trying this I know … Continue reading Pitz and Giggles: An Advice Column
By Finn Sapp PZ ’26 I spent three months living entirely in the woods. I didn’t have my phone, running water, electricity, or anything we take for granted in our daily lives– needless to say, this experience was pretty unusual. For one, I was only allowed to take a shower once a week. I cherished those 10 minutes as they were some of the most … Continue reading The Woods: An Essay About Open Sky in Colorado
By Finn Sapp PZ ’26 Jim Morrison of the Doors once said that “poetry is the ultimate art form, because what defines us human beings is language.” Morrison, a serial creative writer, was a cultural revelation and disrupter. He, however, is not alone in his appreciation for written language. I am newly addicted to the pleasures of writing, and I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly. … Continue reading Why Do We Write?
By Maya Olson, PZ ‘25 Students, artists, and independent bookmakers gathered at Edmund’s Ballroom at Pomona College for the second annual Print Pomona Art Book Fair. From March 2-5, 2023, independent booksellers and publishers from across the Inland Empire and the Claremont Colleges gathered to celebrate, exhibit and sell their work. Across Edmunds Ballroom, the sellers set up tables with prints, notebooks, zines, posters, and … Continue reading The Print Pomona Art Book Fair 2023
By Ben Lauren PZ ‘25 From a small foyer of the Benton Museum of Art emanates the jazz music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. As the visitor is drawn to the sound, they are introduced to the world of three artists, sharing a fundamental optimism across generations. According to guest curator Jheanelle Brown, Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s recordings were her soundtrack during the creation of a new exhibit … Continue reading At the Benton, Guest Curator Jheanelle Brown is Transmitting Generational Generosity
By Katie Strauss PZ ’26 If you asked any member of the Pitzer freshman class, “do you know Isa Iqbal?” the answer would likely be, “yes.” Isa can usually be spotted chatting with a classmate, riding his bicycle, or waving hello to a group of friends on his way to a party or meeting. As First-Year Representative, Isa makes it a priority to get to … Continue reading Student Profile: Isa Iqbal