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The Root of the Problem

by Aashna Saraf On 25th March 2020, India announced a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. It’s been over 400 days since and schools have still been ordered to conduct remote learning. While older students could begrudgingly bear through zoom lectures and classes, the littlest learners were left behind in what some might call the greatest […]

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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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Lessons Learned From a Year of Virtual Class Collaboration

Check out this great article from our friends over at Mural! Fred Leichter, Founding Director of the Hive, helped to write this and is quoted heavily throughout. Click here to read!

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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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Exploring Reconfiguration with Ovidian Figures

In the Fall of 2020, a seminar of fourteen students and two professors, Jessica McCoy (Art, Pitzer) and Colleen Rosenfeld (English, Pomona), logged onto Zoom every Monday and Wednesday morning to discuss Ovid’s Metamorphoses and a variety of adaptations, translations, imitations, and appropriations across the visual and verbal arts.  Pairing introductory lessons in drawing with […]

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