It’s undeniable: Over the past 100 years some of the world’s brightest lights have performed or lectured here, and the Claremont Colleges have been and continue to be at the heart of this small town’s out sized drawing power.
A look through the Colleges’ archives reveals a stunning who’s who of 20th and 21st Century artists, thinkers, writers, politicians and entertainers. Check out our slideshow of famous people who stopped to visit Claremont.
Willamette University and the Claremont School of Theology announced Monday that the two schools would “begin the due diligence process” to explore moving and embedding CST within the Salem, Oregon university.
“Willamette and CST are both excellent schools with much in common—a focus on quality, and a mission to educate student," said Willamette University President Steve Thorsett.
Faith Nishimura of Claremont won second place in the Senior Individual Performance category at the national finals for the National History Day contest. Faith, a sophomore at Claremont High School, earned the prize with a project titled, Beyond the Boundaries of Barbed Wire: Japanese Americans in a Stand for Racial Justice.
On Tuesday, June 6, Claremont’s Planning Commission approved Claremont Lincoln University’s (CLU) Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to occupy an existing three-story office building located at 150 W. First St. The university has been leasing space at the office building at 250 W. First St. since 2015, but the planning commission’s approval will allow CLU to make 150 W. First St. its permanent headquarters.
The Claremont High School advanced video production students were honored by a public service announcement film contest called Street Art Safe, a Los Angeles based film contest aimed at raising awareness for safer streets.
CHS entered seven films and all seven were selected as finalists, with six won additional awards, including taking the top honor or Gold Award for the film Intersection.
At Oakmont and Mountain View Elementary schools, students had the chance to experience learning through ‘mixed reality.’
Combining virtual and augmented reality technology, the zSpace Learning Lab, a bus containing specialized computer equipment with 3D glasses, brought their virtual classroom to campuses on Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6.
It was a big day for many Claremont High School 2017 graduates Tuesday, as they returned to the elementary schools they once attended for special congratulation events. This 2nd annual celebration has become wildly popular at all CUSD elementary schools. At Mountain View Elementary, the class of 2017 returned to a hero's welcome as they toured the campus greeting kids (and moms) of all ages. Be sure to see our video and photo gallery from several schools participating. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Modern Abolition Club at Claremont High School organized a fashion show fundraiser on Saturday, May 20 to promote awareness of and raise money for organizations combatting human trafficking.
The fashion show, entitled Price Tags are for Clothes Not People, benefited Freedom and Fashion, an organization which mentors young people in the US.
A group of 48 Claremont High School students took home a multitude of awards and honors at the California State Thespian Festival in April, which was attended by more than 1200 theater students from 65 high schools throughout the state.
We had a lot of help organizing the event including volunteer from the Claremont Senior Bike Group, The Rotary Club of Claremont, CHS Interact Club and parents of the kids at Chaparral. The lady behind the drive to get everyone together and organize the event was Melinda Warren, a Chaparral parent. Be sure to check out the story Chaparral students wrote for the Courier. Photo by Jack Warren
Movie fans watch the first of the short films screened during the third annual Claremont High School Film Festival last Thursday at the Laemmle Theatre in Claremont. The student made films were all produced this year by both the introduction to video and the advanced video classes. Check out our full story and special photo gallery. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sumner Elementary School third grade teacher Patti Colinco has been named the 2016 Claremont Unified School District, teacher of the year. Ms. Colinco has been teaching for a long time but says it’s still an inspiration every day to work at a job she loves. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Students from the video production at Claremont High School were honored for short films entered in the statewide Directing Change Film contest last week. The contest is aimed at breaking the stigma of mental health matters and suicide prevention by creating one-minute public service announcements. Check out a brief synopsis of each film that was selected.
Pomona College President David Oxtoby receives a standing ovation from his faculty during commencement on Sunday at the school. Sunday’s graduation will be the last for Mr. Oxtoby who announced his retirement earlier in the year. Pomona, the largest and the oldest of the Claremont Colleges, was the next to the last of a weekend full of commencements. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff