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After false bomb threat at Occidental, 12 buildings searched and secured

A college employee discovered a bomb threat note on the floor of a bathroom in the Arthur G. Coons (AGC) Administrative Center at Occidental around 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Dec. 6. The note specifically threatened 11 buildings — Fowler and…

Eagle Rock residents weigh their options for new rapid transit bus line

Eagle Rock residents may soon find it easier to take a bus to Pasadena, Hollywood and the Burbank airport — or they may get passed by — depending on the route LA Metro decides for a new bus rapid-transit line (BRT) between Pasadena…

MVP on a quest to improve diversity and inclusion

Conversations about classroom sizes and questions of campus culture filled the Academic Quad April 7, as hundreds of admitted students met and mingled for Admitted Student’s Day. Of them, 32 were hosted by current students for the Multicultural Visit Program…

Pole vaulters Braun and Greenleaf awarded All-West honors

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Track and Field Coaches Association awarded pole vaulters Melissa Braun (junior) and Zachary Greenleaf (junior) All-West honors earlier this month for their performances Feb. 16 at the indoor Northern Arizona University (NAU) Tune Up meet in Flagstaff,…

Occidental purchases properties for veteran housing, tenants displaced

Occidental finalized the purchase of two residential properties on Toland Way in Eagle Rock Nov. 3, 2017, according to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Amos Himmelstein. Himmelstein said the buildings, which are two blocks south of York Boulevard, will house…

Emmons works with students to improve services

The Diversity and Equity Board (DEB) and Emmons Wellness Center hosted a town hall Feb. 15 in Choi Auditorium to explain how Emmons is adapting to student concerns about the quality of their services. Senior Director of Student Wellness Services…

Task force determines football future

A 16-member task force issued a recommendation Jan. 20 that Occidental continue to field and support its football team, contingent upon successful recruiting and fundraising efforts. President Jonathan Veitch concurred with the task force’s statement Jan. 26, and the Board…

American studies professors submit a proposal for a curriculum in black studies

American studies professors Erica Ball and Courtney Baker submitted a proposal for a curriculum in black studies Oct. 31, according to a press release that they released Nov. 9. According to the Faculty Handbook, the Academic Planning Committee reviews proposals and…

Detox goes undefeated, winning Huckfest

The men’s ultimate frisbee team, Detox, won the University of California, Irvine Huckfest Tournament, which took place Nov. 4 and 5, accumulating a 9–0 record in the process. The team beat San Diego State University (SDSU) in the final. Nathan…

Vacancies, off-campus jurors and uncompetitive elections hinder Honor Board

Vacant positions, jurors retaining their positions while studying off-campus, uncompetitive elections and a lack of student awareness have impacted Honor Board’s ability to fulfill its purpose in recent years. Althea Dillon (senior), Maria Salter (sophomore)*, and Reese Ingraham (sophomore) won…

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