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President Veitch hosts lunch with Chinese international students, concern arises regarding unmet needs

President Jonathan Veitch hosted a lunch for Chinese international students Nov. 28 in the Cushman Board Room. This past October, President Veitch traveled to China and met with the parents of a few of the students who attended the event.…

Being a female econ major shouldn’t come at the price of sexism

There are approximately three male economics majors for every female economics major nationwide. As a bright-eyed and optimistic frosh, I thought I would be one girl closer to closing that gap. There was no need for me to put away the…

Gregarious Monster event brings the memory of “Frankenstein” back to life… again

To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” Talking Books and Special Collections hosted the event, “The Gregarious Monster” in the Occidental Library Gallery Oct. 30. The event featured a lecture by Core Program professor Devin Fromm, who talked about a variety of topics and…

The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival tackles heavy issues through visual storytelling

The 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival hosted its final screening and awards ceremony at the Directors Guild of America in North Hollywood Oct. 24. The event was free to the public and hosted by comedian and actor Zainab Johnson. It featured screenings…

Eagle Rock Music Festival puts the “rock” in Eagle Rock with the support of Oxy Arts

The 19th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival transformed Colorado Boulevard into a hub of music, food, local art and vintage clothing Oct. 6. The event was presented by Councilmember Jose Huizar and produced by the Center of the Arts Eagle Rock. According to…

Stumptown Coffee to open York Boulevard location

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a Portland-based coffee chain, will tentatively open in a 1,700 square-foot space on York Boulevard and Munson Avenue in this summer. According to the firm responsible for the development, Industry Partners, the storefront will be adjacent to a former auto repair and body shop that…

Fonografia Collective discusses Bowtie exhibit during Oxy Arts Speaker Series

The Oxy Arts Speaker Series with Fonografia Collective took place in Choi Auditorium Sept. 24 and was followed by a question and answer session with the photojournalists behind the exhibit –– Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra. Following the Sept. 13 opening of “South of Fletcher: Stories from…

Weingart opens new exhibit: “South of Fletcher”

Weingart Gallery opened its doors to the public with the release of photojournalist Bear Guerra and journalist Ruxandra Guidi’s photo and film exhibit “South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie” Sept. 13. The artists, who form the Fonografia Collective, worked…

The Timed Writing Exam serves no real purpose and causes unnecessary stress

I chose to attend Oxy because I wanted a strong liberal arts education that fostered small class sizes and individualized teaching. In theory, the Cultural Studies Program (CSP) should fulfill these goals. According to Oxy’s website, the program requires first years to…

Local non-profits host Homeless Connect Day in Highland Park

Seventeen organizations, including Exodus Recovery, Chrysalis and Recycled Resources for the Homeless, set up booths in front of the Highland Park Senior Center on Figueroa Street for the first Homeless Connect Day April 5. The organizations represented both the private and public sectors of housing, healthcare and…

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