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Editorial: The ethics and process of student journalism

In recent years, many students, professors and faculty at Occidental have expressed confusion with how The Occidental operates. Potential sources are reluctant to speak on the record. Occasionally, someone we interview takes issue with how stories portray them, saying the…

Editorial: Spaces for discussion are crucial for successful campus events

Last week, Active Minds’ “Send Silence Packing” event was prominently displayed on the Academic Quad, engaging passersby and sparking mixed feelings and reactions from students — from resonance to mild interest to disagreement. Many felt that the event’s central location…

Let changing Res-ed’s policy continue to mobilize the student body

We at The Occidental Weekly have lately focused our editorial efforts on the current, content-rich U.S. political climate. This week, we look inwards at the power of the student body to make tangible change within our campus community. From civic…

Editorial: Campus Safety and the student body

We call upon Campus Safety to be more transparent in its actions. We also call upon students to be more vigilant and communicative with Campus Safety. Though we understand that certain information must legally remain confidential, the department and the…

Editorial: A look at journalistic ethics

In the haze following the 2016 presidential election, there has been a crackdown on fake news and a very justified air of frustration toward the media for failing at their fundamental purpose: providing the public with the truth. But the…

Editorial: Welcome to the Opinions Columnists

The Occidental Weekly commends the students we recently hired to write regularly as columnists for our Opinions section. We welcome Will Dean, Micol Garincol, Leah Gavron, Kelsey Martin, Karim Sharif, Jamie Stevenson, Katherine Torrey, Gabe Watson and Sana Vasi as…

Burning down the house: Voting down the ballot

From B-list celebrities to professional athletes, it seems everyone with a soapbox encourages the American populous to register to vote. And yet, while we so commonly hear testimony on why we should vote, there is less conversation about voters’ duties…

Letter to the editor: Chlamydia No. 1 STD
Recently, Emmons has heard some concerns from students that chlamydia is on the rise at Occidental. So we thought it would be a good idea to provide the community a little more information on chlamydia prevalence, prevention and treatment. In…
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