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Occidental announces speakers, theme for 2018 commencement

Occidental College announced four commencement speakers March 16 for the 2018 May 20 Commencement ceremony in Remsen Bird Hillside Theater. The speakers include Sara El-Amine ’07, Ann (Zwicker) Kerr ’56, Maya Soetoro-Ng and Cathie (Young) Selleck ’55. Occidental invited these…

Women’s basketball opens season 4-1 with Redlands thriller

The Occidental women’s basketball team won a double-overtime thriller against the University of Redlands in Rush Gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 2, with a score of 71–69. This win brings the Tiger’s record to 4–1 overall and 1–0 in the Southern California…

USC’s Lockdown edges Detox on a windy December night

The men’s ultimate frisbee team, Detox, took on the University of Southern California’s (USC) Lockdown Monday, Dec. 4, on Patterson Field, ultimately falling 13–15 in a first-to-15 contest. While Detox held the lead at the half, Lockdown was able to…

How Oxy Confessions contributes to a culture of sexual assault

Today, college campuses remain pernicious cesspools for sexual predation. An estimated 23.4 percent of females, 21 percent of TGQN (transgender, gender queer and non-conforming) people and 5.4 percent of males experience some form sexual assault as an undergraduate according to…

Cannabis Energy energizes student body

The unexpected addition of the new Cannabis Energy drink at the Tiger Cooler this week has the Occidental student body buzzed. Cannabis Energy’s website explains that the drink contains hemp seed extract, caffeine, taurine and vitamin B, but notably not THC.…

Texans owner’s comments are as American as NFL, unfortunately

ESPN reported Oct. 27 that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” at an all National Football League (NFL) owners meeting in reference to the recent player protests of police brutality and racial…

Food Systems Working Group report sets sights on sustainable future

Occidental’s Food Systems Working Group (FSWG) published a food policy document Oct. 16 which outlines the current state of and future plans for sustainable food practices within campus food systems, such as the Marketplace and the Tiger Cooler. The document…

College values veterans, vows to fill void in veteran volume

At the end of the 2017–18 academic year, all three of Occidental’s student veterans will graduate. Administrators are hoping that the newly announced Obama Scholars Program — created to recruit veterans, among other underrepresented groups — will help to fill this void as…

Anatomy of the Occidental power outage

On Saturday, Sept. 2, Occidental students were forced to brave the night without electricity. As most students fled their non-airconditioned rooms to search for friends, charging outlets and food, the facilities department worked alongside the Los Angeles Department of Water and…

Department of Education investigation finds numerous Clery Act violations at Occidental

On Aug. 15, Occidental received the findings of a Department of Education (ED) investigation regarding allegations that the college had violated provisions of the Clery Act. The Clery Act is a federal law mandating the collection and reporting of campus crime statistics to…

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