Kevin de León can’t quit Claremont / The Student Life, 2017-18

 Kevin de León PZ '03 delivers remarks during a visit to Pitzer College Wednesday to launch his statewide campaign for U.S. Senate.

Kevin de León is not on time.

When he returned to his alma mater Pitzer College in April, a rally he planned started late, when most students were at lunch in the dining hall. The crowd he did gather — some students, dining hall staff, administrators, and community members — perched on the grass, separated some hundred feet from his podium under the Southern Californian sun, as de León delivered a forceful rebuke of President Trump’s immigration policies and Democratic foot-shuffling in the shadow of a presidency de León saw as ending in impeachment.

I covered De León’s relationship to Pitzer as he went from a lauded alum to a statewide campaigner.

 Kevin de León PZ '03 talks with students at McConnell Dining Hall during a visit to Pitzer College Wednesday to launch his statewide campaign for U.S. Senate.
 during a bout between the Claremont Colleges Illuminaughty Hotties and the Arizona State University Derby Devils at Harvey Mudd College on March 3, 2018.
 during a bout between the Claremont Colleges Illuminaughty Hotties and the Arizona State University Derby Devils at Harvey Mudd College on March 3, 2018.
 U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León, left, shakes hands with Dominic Salcido, a maintenance mechanic at Pitzer College, in April 2018.
 during a bout between the Claremont Colleges Illuminaughty Hotties and the Arizona State University Derby Devils at Harvey Mudd College on March 3, 2018.
 during a bout between the Claremont Colleges Illuminaughty Hotties and the Arizona State University Derby Devils at Harvey Mudd College on March 3, 2018.
 during a bout between the Claremont Colleges Illuminaughty Hotties and the Arizona State University Derby Devils at Harvey Mudd College on March 3, 2018.