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Football players join men’s rugby, saving them from a short roster

The unforeseen cancellation of the Fall 2017 football season at Occidental opened the door for football players to join the rugby team. Before the administration canceled the season, rugby player Will Ayres (senior) joined the football team to add to…

Cross country tigers gear up for Regionals

The Occidental men’s and women’s cross country teams are off to Pomona College next Saturday, Nov. 11, for the West Regional Championships after both teams placed second in the cross country SCIAC Championships Saturday, Oct. 28 at Prado Park in Chino Hills, Calif. The competition…

Chris Harms improves Occidental’s strength and conditioning program

An Occidental baseball player diving for a catch, a lacrosse player sprinting past defenders and a water polo player firing a shot on goal have one thing in common: strength and conditioning coach Chris Harms ‘14. During his time at…

“Inside Out Writers” (IOW) discuss resilience, recidivism and writing process

Just off the corner of Lexington and Vermont Ave in Pasadena, CA, stands a white and brown two-story building. On its upper-right corner, a large, rectangular sign reads “IOW: Inside Out Writers.” Inside, a staircase leads up to a second floor, and to…

Rebecca Reese honored prior to senior night win against Pomona-Pitzer

Before the Occidental women’s lacrosse team (5-3 SCIAC, 11-3 overall) defeated Pomona-Pitzer 11-9 April 15, they honored the only senior on the squad — Rebecca Reese. A Biochemistry and Spanish major, Reese has played lacrosse at Occidental for all four…

Occidental’s SAAC to host student athlete week

Every year, Occidental’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosts student-athlete day April 6. It is a nationally-recognized and celebrated day implemented by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). This year, in addition to taking a day to acknowledge, celebrate and…

Occidental hosts Southern California AICCU symposium

Tomorrow, Occidental College will host students, faculty, administrators and union staff for the Association for Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) symposium. The conference, titled “Moving Forward: Empowering Our Communities,” aims to link professionals, student leaders and faculty leaders in…

Club sports get ready to go all in for Occidental

Whether a student has been playing sports since sixth grade or has never touched a ball, club sports at Occidental provide anyone interested in athletics with the opportunity to play men and women’s rugby, frisbee or men’s lacrosse without the…

Where are they now?

Kwame Do ’16 — Football Kwame Do ’16 was ready to quit football his first year at Occidental. If it was not for a conversation with his mother who persuaded him to continue playing, his heralded career may have stopped…

Occidental Tigers after graduation: Where are they now?

Occidental College graduates a number of athletes every year, and while the transition from DIII to professional sports is not unprecedented, the Weekly caught up with a handful of former Occidental athletes who have continued their athletic involvement beyond the…

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