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No puppies or art at student sketch comedy club 2 Paws Up’s premiere, but lots of laughs

Marketing itself as “small but mighty” in promotions, Occidental’s emerging sketch comedy club, 2 Paws Up, debuted its first show Nov. 16. The group‘s eight members spent the semester forming the new student organization and developing sketches — many of…

“The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales” tells the real story of a young man killed in police custody

The theater department’s fall play, “The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales,” showcased themes of racism, police brutality and the United States justice system. The play, directed by Jorge Huerta, debuted Nov. 8 and ran through Nov. 11. Huerta’s close friend and playwright,…

Highland Park’s colorful murals are whitewashed, artists say

The murals in Highland Park have long been a part of the neighborhood and now have become a topic of contention, according to many community members. Local business owners, artists and activists have said that many murals have disappeared within…

Viktor Kerney joins the Office of Student Life

Viktor Kerney joined the Office of Student Life (OSL) as the new associate director of orientation and student success Nov. 5, where he will be a key figure in managing new initiatives. According to Director of Student Life Tamara Himmelstein,…

Occidental alumnus David Bojalad to take over as head men’s and women’s tennis coach

After several months of searching, the athletics department has hired David Bojalad ’94 as the men’s and women’s tennis head coach. Bojalad is an Occidental alumnus and was a member of the tennis team during his enrollment. “This is quite honestly my dream…

Frank Romero set to paint new mural on Figueroa

A new mural facing Highland Park’s Figueroa Street is underway, with funding and support from City Council District 1 and real estate company Pacific Union. The artist, Frank Romero, is an East LA native and former member of Los Four, an art collective that emerged…

Tennis searches for courts and coaches

The tennis team awaits major changes as it gears up for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships this coming week, as well as the rest of the year: a new head coach whom Athletics has yet to find and…

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