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Journalists face a dilemma when covering sexual assault

As journalists, our job is to report facts; we seek to report what happened to whom, when, where and if at all possible, report why. We search for precise details that can help paint a picture of timely, newsworthy events.…

We should reach out to the community beyond our borders

After a weekend beach trip, a Thursday night of bar hopping or even a midnight walk down to Donut Friend, it can be easy to forget that for most of us, Northeast Los Angeles is only a temporary home. Off-campus…

Editorial: Identity ought to be Self-Decided

The Weekly believes in stepping away from standard journalistic tradition and allowing students and sources in our community to define their own gender pronouns. Last week, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook expanded their use of the pronoun “they” to include…

Editorial: We don’t know and that’s okay

We, as Occidental students and citizens of a world increasingly susceptible to the perils of populism, must reevaluate our relationship with the phrase, “I don’t know.” If we care about the truth in this time of political polarization, we must…

The Importance of Neutrality in News

We at The Occidental Weekly are used to being criticized for the way that we report news. At an institution as small as Occidental, neutrality is hard to come by, complex to capture and even more difficult to recognize in…

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