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The Vanguard | August 2, 2015

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Venture for America: A New Fellowship for Enterprising Millennials

March 29, 2015

In 2012, Brentt Baltimore, a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (CMC), did something that seemingly no one in CMC’s Career Services Office would have recommended: he turned down a six-figure position with a Los Angeles hedge fund to work for … Read More

Travel Agency Startups – It’s Too Late

March 29, 2015

Over the past decade, online booking sites have rapidly increased in volume, establishing an efficient and diversified way to reserve flights and accommodations for travel. Expedia, which also owns, Travelocity, Hotwire and has agreed to acquire Orbitz Worldwide, is … Read More

Seasteading: Floating Cities and New Frontiers

March 29, 2015

One of the fundamental instincts of humans is to explore: climb the next ridge, cross the prairie heading west, and now possibly call the open ocean home. Billionaire entrepreneur and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel provided seed funding to start The Seasteading … Read More

The In-Lend Fund – Microfinance at the 5Cs

March 1, 2015

By Aidan Cheng, CMC ’17

While there are many nonprofit startups providing any number of services at the 5Cs, there is only one that aims to bring microfinance opportunities to the surrounding areas that are under- or even sometimes … Read More

Rookies v. Veterans – An In-Depth Look at the NFL’s Hiring Practices

March 1, 2015

By: Peter Welch, CMC ’18

It seems like every day in the news we hear about massive contracts being handed out to athletes; 6 years for 120 million (Joe Flacco), 8 years 132 million (Calvin Johnson), 5 years 100 million … Read More

CEELI – Building Grassroots Education

March 1, 2015

By Agni Sharma, CMC ’17

The college environment, bursting with intellect, provides a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and their projects. One such Claremont start-up that is slowly but surely making its mark on the world is CEELI – The Coalition … Read More

Venezuela: Tanking Oil Prices Leads to Skyrocketing Condom Prices

March 1, 2015

By Hannah Bottum, CMC ’17

While Americans are celebrating gas prices falling below $4/gallon, Venezuelans are having trouble obtaining everything from chicken to medicine to condoms. Venezuela, a country where oil exports account for nearly 95 percent of its foreign … Read More

A New York Upstart Goes Public: The Shake Shack IPO

February 24, 2015

On January 30th, 2015, Shake Shack, a modern day “roadside” burger chain from New York City, priced its initial public offering at $21 a share and netted about $105 million by selling 5 million Class A shares. The ‘Shack,’ as it is … Read More

LACMA teams up with Google, SpaceX and Accenture to resurrect the Art and Technology Program

February 24, 2015

In December of 2013, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the launch of their Art+ Technology Lab. Inspired by the LACMA’s original Art and Technology program, which paired artists with technology companies in Southern California, the lab … Read More