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Breaking Tradition and Utilizing Creativity in Musical Theater Performance

by Nick Endicott Last semester, Giovanni Ortega of Pomona applied for a Course Development Grant from the Hive to assist in producing the Theater Department’s mainstage musical, Little Women. But due to constraints posed by COVID, the production had to be pushed to the spring. Not letting the allotment go to waste, the grant was […]

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Simply Understood: Using Children’s Literature to Convey Complex Ideas from Psychology

by Nick Endicott In Professor Marcus Rodriguez’ classes Internships in Psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Pitzer College, students had a unique alternative choice to the typical final term paper: they could write and illustrate a children’s book. This deceptively challenging option was unanimously favored by his students, bringing forth a range of new educational […]

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Teaching During the Pandemic: Discovering Opportunities Inside the Artist’s Studio

by Tim Berg Recently I made a quick visit to the ceramics studio at Pitzer College and I noticed that the whiteboard calendar where I post class assignments and deadlines still read Spring Break 2020. I was struck by how much time has passed since the beginning of the pandemic, and just how much my […]

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Open House at the Hive!

The official launch of the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity took place Thursday November 5th, and the boisterous, celebratory open house served to inform 5C students, faculty, and staff about the many resources and opportunities available at “the Hive.”  Photo exhibits, art installations, and video loops of student reflections showed the multifaceted […]

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