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Former secretary Condoleezza Rice speaks in Thorne, students protest

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came to campus Monday afternoon to discuss her views on the state of international politics and domestic policy, in addition to the role race has played in her own career, as part of the…

Recent college grads assist in coaching the Oxy track team

On a Friday in the orange hues of the 5 p.m. sun, the track and field team assembles on the red asphalt course. One assistant coach dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops scatters wickets around a pocket of the…

Trump’s popularity reflects larger international movement

Donald Trump, once an unthinkable candidate for the presidency, is now poised to win the Republican nomination with a lead in 19 out of the 30 primaries and 680 total delegates so far in this election cycle. Despite his vitriolic…

Infotainament capitalizes on short attention spans

Several companies are challenging traditional cable news stations and video outlets for the coveted role among millennials as the go-to source for video-based news and information. These companies, like NowThis and AJ+ stray from the traditional format of video journalism…

Hillary Clinton: the most honest candidate in the race

Secretary choose pragmatism over radical idealsim

Students weigh in on proposed consitution

A proposed draft for a new Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) constitution was disseminated to students via email Nov. 6. The student body has the opportunity to weigh in on the proposal before it goes to a campus-wide vote.…

Weingart exhibit confronts sexual assault on campuses

Books of feminist theory are strewn around a round table and evocative photographs of two women wearing nothing but blankets and boots hang along the walls in a small room. These scenes are part of a new art exhibit by…

Democrats and Republicans share similar biases

Following the first Democratic primary debate of the 2016 presidential cycle, liberal-leaning political conversation and social media flooded with opinions of how Democrats had stacked up against Republicans. Despite the split between progressive voters on which of the party’s two…

Trigger warnings not a solution for all types of trauma

On college campuses across the nation, students and faculty alike have locked horns over whether or not to include trigger warnings in classroom syllabi. While trigger warnings remain optional at Occidental, some colleges like UC Santa Barbara and Oberlin College…

Student working group proposes new constitution

Members of four branches of the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) are in the process of reviewing a proposal for a new constitution created this summer. The proposal deviates from the current constitution most significantly in sections outlining the…

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