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OSL and OCE set to merge following recent staff changes

In a Nov. 13 campus-wide email, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rob Flot announced that the Office of Student Life (OSL) and Office of Community Engagement (OCE) will be combined into a single office in the…

Residents react as City Councilman Huizar faces lawsuits, raids, committee removal

LA City Councilman José Huizar was removed from his committee positions Nov. 15 by City Council President Herb Wesson, according to a letter sent by Wesson to City Clerk Holly Wolcott. Huizar represents LA’s 14th district, which includes both Eagle Rock and…

New Gender and Sexuality Equity Committee takes lead on Emmons accountability

The Diversity and Equity Board (DEB) and the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate hosted a community accountability meeting Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Morrison Lounge. The meeting discussed the absence of resources for LGBTQIA+…

Conservative club dissolved after post-2016 membership drop

The Conservatives of Occidental student club has disbanded this year due to low membership, according to Max Woods (senior), the former vice president of the club. Woods said that while club membership levels always fluctuated in the past, they noticeably…

New Irish import store offers sweet memories to locals with Irish and U.K. connections

Kitty O’Shea’s Irish Imports Store opened Wednesday, Oct. 17 on Eagle Rock Boulevard. The market offers a variety of imported Irish and U.K. products and is owned by local resident Sam Rovnova. She decided to open Kitty O’Shea’s after the…

Don’t give up hope, the fight against climate change isn’t over yet

Climate change is a little scary. But as the world reacted to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) doomsday report Oct. 8 stating climate change’s most apocalyptic effects will likely arrive as soon as 2040, I found myself more hopeful than ever. To…

Talking circle focuses on stigma-reducing and community building for students with disabilities

The Diversity and Equity Board (DEB)* held its first disability services talking circle of the year at noon Oct. 10 by the Gilman Fountain, according to a flyer advertising the event. Luci Masredjian, director of disability services and student support,…

Staff changes at Emmons Wellness Center as counseling updates continue

Over the summer, Emmons Wellness Center hired Anna Rivera as its new, full-time staff therapist, according to Sara Semal, senior director of student wellness services. Rivera was previously one of two part-time staff therapists, along with Melissa Lopez. Emmons staff…

New ASOC president begins work on shared governance

The Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate gathered Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Student Center Commons for their first meeting of the academic year. The new ASOC president, Jacques Lesure (senior), emphasized his platform of shared…

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