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ASOC Senate hosts multi-school shared governance symposium

Members from the student governments of the University of Southern California (USC), Pitzer College and Occidental College met to discuss shared governance during an all-day symposium in the Varelas Lab Dec. 1. Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate President Jacques Lesure…

Pelosi is not the speaker Democrats want, but she’s the speaker they need

The 2018 midterms saw many new Democratic faces, including the highest number of women and people of color, elected to the House. Speaker nominee Nancy Pelosi of California is poised to lead the party with the number two and three in command…

“Tzolk’in” structure in Quad reflects the cycloidal aspect of the Mayan agricultural calendar

Artist Beatriz Cortez installed “Tzolk’in,” a large steel structure modeled after the Mayan agricultural calendar, in the middle of the Academic Quad Nov. 12. Cortez initially created “Tzolk’in” as two separate structures, one of which was displayed at the Hammer Museum’s Made in…

No Lost Generation Oxy gives students refugee perspectives

No Lost Generation Oxy (NLGO) is an Occidental College chapter of NLG, a broader network that promotes awareness and understanding of current refugee and migrant crises in LA and around the world. Juliah Lee (senior) founded NLGO in 2016; the student organization serves to address the misconceptions that…

From Hill to Ford, Republicans haven’t learned to care about sexual assault victims

After 27 years, the Senate Judiciary Committee has still not learned how to organize a Supreme Court justice hearing that involves testimony of a sexual assault. The committee confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, with a vote…

First Obama Scholars start a tradition of service

Occidental established the Barack Obama Scholars Program September 2018 to honor President Barack Obama’s work and inspire young leaders to engage themselves in pressing social issues. Obama attended Occidental College for two years from 1979–1981 and credits Occidental as the place where he found his political voice…

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