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Athletic director search committee brings candidates to campus for interviews and evaluations

The athletic director hiring committee hosted community forums for four candidates Nov. 26–29 in order to hear feedback and collect evaluations from student-athletes, faculty, administrators and staff. According to Dean of Students, Interim Athletic Director and Co-Chair of the Athletic…

Amid MLS playoffs, U.S. men’s soccer still has a long way to go

With the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs now in full swing, the top soccer programs of the United States are vying for the MLS Cup. Among the favorites are the New York Red Bulls — winner of the 2018 Supporters Shield — Atlanta…

More needs to be done about homophobia in college sports

The Occidental men’s soccer team beat Whittier College by a score of 2–0 Sept. 8. And while the result on paper was a positive one, the game’s outcome was tainted by allegations of homophobic comments made towards a gay Whittier…

Lesure elected ASOC president, positions left uncontested and unfilled

The Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) election ballot for leadership positions opened April 16. Poppy Thekdi (junior), ASOC elections director, posted election results April 20 via email to the student body. Students elected Jacques Lesure (junior) for ASOC President, Micol…

ASOC creates commission to revise constitution

“The constitution currently is a bit of a disaster, so at least for now, a lot of work is going to have to be done,” Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Chief of Staff Jennifer Park (first year) said in an…

Glendale rejects Scholl Canyon Landfill biogas plant proposal

The City Planning Commission of Glendale rejected a proposal from Glendale Water and Power (GWP) to construct a biogas plant at the Scholl Canyon Landfill with a vote of 2 to 1 March 21. While Scholl Canyon Landfill is in Glendale,…

Los Angeles parrot population soars over Occidental College

As sunset nears, the sound of screeching green parrots flying over campus frequently halts students in their tracks, leaving many to wonder why this daily phenomenon occurs. According to professor of biology John McCormack of the Moore Lab of Zoology,…

Camilo’s California Bistro closes its doors after 18 years

After 18 years on Colorado Boulevard, Camilo’s California Bistro closed its doors because of rising business expenses and personal reasons, according to Camilo Gonzalez, one of the co-owners. The bistro, owned by Gonzalez and his wife Amelia Cordoba, had been open since…

Student body elects new ASOC senators, raises student fee

The Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) released their election results Feb. 16, announcing the election of Andrea Snyder* (junior) as junior class senator, Isabella Auffenorde (sophomore) as vice president of academic affairs and Wafa Abedin (first year) as first-year class senator. The student…

DEB-ASOC Senate Joint Committee releases final report on Multicultural Summer Institute

The Associated Students of Occidental (ASOC) Senate voted unanimously Dec. 4 to endorse and affirm the Multicultural Summer Institute (MSI) Report and its recommendations, according to a campus-wide email sent by ASOC President Zachary Solomon (sophomore) Dec. 5. ASOC Vice President of…

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