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ASOC and DEB seek student input for Financial Aid transparency town hall

Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate and Diversity & Equity Board (DEB) will be hosting a Financial Aid transparency town hall next semester. Sophomore class senators Darla Chavez (sophomore) and Olivia Shinners (sophomore), along with DEB Financial Aid and…

First-year senator vacancy raises questions about ASOC policies

Raveena Dhiman (first year) resigned from her post as one of two first-year senators in the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate Oct. 22 due to a scheduling conflict between her varsity basketball practices and Senate meetings. Senate solicited…

Senior Allie Sundara sets her way to 1,000 career assists

Allie Sundara (senior), captain of women’s volleyball, finished her volleyball career at Occidental by reaching 1,000 assists during her senior game Oct. 27 against Caltech (3–0). Throughout her career, Sundara has made 1,014 assists, 65 service aces and 182 kills in…

Astrology is fake, but the friendships we make through it are real

You might remember the huge buzz on the internet several years ago when NASA declared there was a 13th Zodiac sign — Ophiuchus. NASA explained how the Earth’s axis had shifted from the gravitational pull of the moon, thus creating a whole new alignment…

Conspiracy and murder: The tale of Occidental’s black birds

A conspiracy of ravens and a murder of crows inhabit Occidental’s campus, setting the ambiance for Halloween with their chilling sounds and ominous appearance. They can be seen watching students from a perch on an oak tree in the quad…

Free passes bring Occidental students to inaugural Adult Swim Music Festival

Adult Swim’s first ever music festival kicked off Friday, Oct. 5 at the ROW DTLA in downtown Los Angeles. The festival included performances from T-Pain, Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd, Thundercat, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Big Freedia and Hannibal Burress, among others. Occidental’s Office…

Vegan cupcakes make Tiger Cooler debut

At the start of this semester, the Tiger Cooler switched from cake slices to vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. Associate Director of Campus Dining Robert Starec changed the Cooler’s bakery supplier from Melrose Bakery (formerly Susina Bakery), the company that provided…

Title IX office creates new queer and trans student task force

The Title IX office is in the early stages of creating a Queer Student Task Force to address sexual misconduct impacting Occidental’s LGBTQIA+ community, according to Title IX Coordinator Jennifer Broomfield. Results from last year’s campus climate survey, which showed…

History department’s film series shows a personal view of Israel and Palestine

The history department commenced its Israel Palestine Film Series Sept. 12 in Choi Auditorium. Professor Michael Gasper of the history department organized the documentary series. He is currently teaching a Cultural Studies Program course, “Diversity and Secularism in the Ottoman Middle…

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