Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pomona-Pitzer basketball megapost.

Pomona-Pitzer vs. Occidental

It was the final game of the regular season, and to clinch a spot in the SCIAC playoffs, the Sagehens needed to beat Occidental College.

"After trading buckets and the score tied at 52, Oxy had the ball with 47 seconds to play. The Tigers scored a two-pointer with 22 seconds remaining to take a 54-52 lead. Off of a quick inbound, David Liss PO '10 pushed the ball down the floor and found Adam Chaimowitz PO '10...Chaimowitz's sideline three-pointer snapped the net, putting the Hens ahead 55-54 with 12 seconds to play."

"As the final seconds ticked down, Colin Reinstedt PI '10 blocked the final Oxy attempt and the Sagehens grabbed the 55-54 win." [Full story here]

The win pushed the Sagehens into a tie for second place in the conference standings. They entered the playoffs with a #2 seed. They would face Cal Lutheran University in the first round of the tournament.

Pomona-Pitzer vs. Cal Lu

In the first round of the tournament, the Sagehens hosted the Kingsmen.

"Cal Lutheran led for much of the game, but the Sagehens refused to be put away. After trailing by as much as 12, P-P fought back for a 47-47 tie in the second half, and the game went largely back and forth from there. In the second overtime, Adam Chaimowitz PO '10 again came up with a game winning three-pointer." [Full story here]

With the win, the Sagehens would go on to their third straight SCIAC championship game against rival CMS.

Pomona-Pitzer vs. CMS

"The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens lost to rivals CMS in the SCIAC championships in heartbreaking fashion 57-53." [Full story here]

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

In her room: Vanessa.

Here are some images taken for a photo project that has been put on indefinite hold. The goal of the project was to examine dorm rooms as manifestations of identity.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pomona-Pitzer basketball vs. CMS.

The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens beat arch-rival CMS 70-56 on February 20.

At half:


The enemy:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Edwidge Danticat.

Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat (author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Brother, I'm Dying) gave the Claremont Colleges' 2009-2010 Sojourner Truth Lecture on February 18, 2010. The Sojourner Truth Lectureship, established in 1983, honors the achievements and contributions of outstanding African-American women in the United States.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Governing California.

The Pomona Student Union says "Overcrowded prisons, declining funds for public education, and budgetary disaster are just a selection of issues that plague the state of California today. As the most populous state and greatest economic contributor to the United States, California has often served as a model for other states considering reform in areas ranging from energy to education. Though there have been many attempts to rectify the California budget, the deficit still stands at an estimated $20 billion. Are California’s problems unique to California? How did the state get into this situation? Would a constitutional convention affect California’s governance and operations? Or is California simply ungovernable?"

On February 16th, leading experts Dan Walters and Thad Kousser, along with former California governor Gray Davis, participated in a panel discussion to explore these issues.