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Diego Silva leaves position as associate director of student life

Associate Director of Student Life Diego Silva will be leaving his position Nov. 14. Silva said that he has accepted a job at Rio Hondo Community College, where he will act as the coordinator of the California Work Opportunity and…

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee hopes to compete nationally

The women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, also known as the Women’s Air Corps (WAC), has begun training for a new season. The underclassmen-heavy team is working with coaches Linda “Skipper” Venema and Enway Melo in hopes of attending the women’s Ultimate National…

Beyond tractors, beer and heartbreak: country music is more relatable than you think

What comes to mind when you think of country music? You might picture cowboy hats, plaid shirts, John Deere tractors and guns. When a lot of people think of country music, they associate it with small towns, small minds and bigotry. Of the many musical…

Oxy Arts welcomes new director Meldia Yesayan

Occidental hired Meldia Yesayan as the new Oxy Arts director August 2018. According to former Oxy Arts Director Deena Selenow, the college originally hired Yesayan in February 2018 as an interim director to replace Selenow, who went on maternity leave. Yesayan…

Emmons reports positive case of chicken pox

Emmons Wellness Center released an email Sept. 5 notifying students and faculty of a single positive case of chickenpox. Senior Director Sara Semal, who sent the email, stated that the case was isolated and that Emmons is working to treat…

Six-week poetry workshop welcomes poets of all ages

The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is hosting a poetry workshop with the theme of intergenerational poetry, which welcomes individuals of all ages, every Tuesday until May 22. Jessica M. Wilson, founder of the Los Angeles Poet Society —…

Josh Cohen throws the distance for the second time this season

Josh Cohen (senior) carried the Occidental baseball team to victory by pitching all nine innings during games against Claremont March 25 and the University of La Verne March 30. The team won 11–2 against Claremont and 5–4 against La Verne.…

Ilana Kaufman on the intersection of identity, social groups and anti-semitism

Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director at the East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Ilana Kaufman hosted a lecture about anti-Semitism and community activism on campus March 27. Her talk focused on the importance of respecting individual identities and…

Too Good to Waste: Composting Efforts on Campus

Sustainability Coordinator Jenny Low, along with several student workers and volunteers, is expanding composting efforts on campus one bin at a time. Their most recent initiative is navigating student habits and finding new placements for compost bins on campus, such as…

Occidental plans expansion of Moore Lab and Bioscience

Occidental will begin to remodel the Moore Laboratory of Zoology and Bioscience Building over the summer of 2018 as part of the new Anderson Environmental Research Center project. The project involves expanding and repurposing the first and second floors of…

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