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WINK spreads positive messages on Occidental’s bathroom mirrors and in uplifting group environment

Women Inspiring iNner Kindness (WINK) is a new club in the midst of establishing itself on campus, with the goal of creating a supportive community for women-identifying individuals according to e-board treasurer Isabella Auffenorde (junior). “The mission of WINK is to destigmatize…

Cut the B.S.: benevolent sexism isn’t a compliment

I am the captain of one of the only women’s soccer teams in the Occidental co-ed intramural soccer league. During a recent game, I defended a player on the other team when we collided in a struggle for the ball.…

Women’s soccer wins first SCIAC Championship

The Occidental women’s soccer team beat Pomona-Pitzer 6–5 away from home in a penalty kick shootout following 110 scoreless minutes to claim their first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship Nov. 3. The win brings the team to the…

Football at Oxy — a strong community, despite their losses

After cutting their season short last year, the football team at Occidental has rebounded with new rigor. With a record of 1–6, they have not let recent setbacks deter them from achieving the potential of a young team, according to…

Project SAFE talks dating and domestic violence during Empowerment Week

Project SAFE, Occidental’s sexual and relationship violence education and advocacy office, hosted Empowerment Week Oct. 15–19. Throughout the week, programming such as lectures, chalk and tye-dying on the quad and a healing night for survivors intended to bring all forms of sexual violence…

People with disabilities face financial barriers to marriage

Disability is broadly defined as a “disadvantage or handicap, especially one imposed by the law.” Social Security Disability Advocates (SSDA) includes disabilities pertaining to the speech, musculoskeletal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems as well as many others. But disabilities can be mental as well as physical. Invisible…

Understanding Gen Z is the key to solving the Juuling epidemic

If you walk into any high school today, you’ll see that nicotine has made a dangerous comeback in the form of the Juul. A Juul — a small, black vape that looks like a flash drive — can easily be…

Number of applicants increases as demographics remain consistent

From the Admissions team that dictates who the first years’ fellow classmates will be, to the neighboring resident advisors (RAs) and murmured complaints of forced triples among the class of 2022 — the increase in students who apply to Occidental…

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