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President Pence and the end of LGBTQ rights

While Donald Trump’s track record on LGBTQ+ rights is questionable at best, his vice president has a far longer history of taking just one side of the argument. When Trump joked that Mike Pence’s stance on LGBTQ+ people is to “hang them…

L.A. is ready for new National Women’s Soccer League team

The 2017 season of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) came to a close Oct. 14 in Orlando, Fla. After a physical match that included three yellow cards, captain Christine Sinclair and midfielder Tobin Heath of Portland Thorns FC lifted…

REHS does not deserve the hate: An RA’s perspective

Being a resident advisor (RA) is one of the most difficult jobs a student can have while in college. We are the first people to arrive on campus every year and the last to leave, and in the interim we…

We are here and (believe it or not) we are queer

I came out for the first time the way many people do — on social media. Two years ago, in the spring semester of my sophomore year, I declared myself a proud asexual in a Facebook response to an email…

No se habla español: America’s problem with foreign language education

At the end of this academic year, I will (hopefully) receive a fancy piece of paper certifying that Occidental College has tested and confirmed my ability to speak Spanish. If you’re reading this and thinking that sounds like a colossal…

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