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Detox downs Claremont to return to second nationals in a row

The Occidental men’s ultimate frisbee team, also known as Detox, won the sectional championship April 15 in a down-to-the-wire battle against the Claremont Consortium team, 15–14. The sectional tournament, consisting of four teams total, began with round-robin pool play on April 14,…

Samantha Farrell captures national rank while Austin DeWitz jumps ahead of the pack for this week’s Athlete of the Week

Austin DeWitz (junior) placed first in two events at a Track and Field dual-meet at the University of La Verne Saturday, March 31, contributing to Occidental’s win over Caltech in the meet, though Redlands still came out on top against the Tigers. DeWitz,…

Alessandra Pelliccia and Lucas Chmielewski dig in to win The Occidental’s Athlete of the Week

Alessandra Pelliccia (sophomore) scored five goals out of six shots on goal, helping propel the women’s lacrosse team to a 20–6 victory over Goucher College March 21. Along with contributing on both offense and defense, the Spanish and Diplomacy and World Affairs double…

Track and field sweeps The Occidental’s Athlete of the Week

Brody Barkan (junior) won the 800-meter race in a diving photo finish and placed third in the 1500-meter at a multi-dual meet hosted by Occidental, March 3. Barkan’s performance helped the men’s team defeat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, though Occidental still lost to Pomona-Pitzer. Barkan,…

Rocha and Lashley win The Occidental Athlete of the Week

Women’s golf captain Sam Rocha (junior) tied for tenth place at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) No. 1 golf tournament Feb. 24 and 25 at Arrowhead Country Club. Rocha, who tied for first at the Whittier Invitational in early February, shot 16…

Sebastian and Boyce win The Occidental Athlete of the Week

 Zeke Sebastian (first year) received the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) swimmer of the week award Feb. 12 for his performance at the meet against Whittier Saturday, Feb. 10. Sebastian broke two school records this past week at the SCIAC Championships, one independently…

Men’s basketball makes push for top spot in SCIAC

The men’s basketball team lost a close and high-intensity matchup Saturday to the Whittier Poets, 74–73. The game ended in a Whittier celebration that boiled over into the handshake line where a scuffle between both teams broke out. Despite Saturday’s loss, the…

No place for Lavar Ball in sports world

Television viewers today have so many options for entertainment, be it from Netflix, Hulu or another service. Amidst all these choices, my recommendation for where to get a good laugh may strike others as odd: watch infamous basketball dad, LaVar Ball,…

Men’s cross country places 32nd at Nationals

Occidental men’s cross country team competed at the national championship race Saturday, Nov. 18 at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, where leading runner Keenan Leary (senior) placed 72nd overall and the team finished 32nd as a group. A national selection…

Monica Chernoff selected for Filipino water polo team

This past spring, Monica Chernoff (sophomore) joined the Filipino women’s national water polo team. The journey to competing at the national level began when her younger sister and mother visited Tufts University. While Chernoff was already at Occidental, her sister…

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