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Women’s lacrosse hires former assistant coach for upcoming season

The Occidental women’s lacrosse program reported the departure of head coach Stephanie Mark Aug. 23, 2018. During her five-year term at Occidental, Mark set a school record as the winningest coach in women’s lacrosse history with a combined record of 54–35…

Avenue 50 Studios reaffirms importance of local art

Surrounded by vibrant, prismatic murals and lush outdoor gardens, the exterior of Avenue 50 Studios is a full-fledged exhibition itself — but anyone in the area should find the time to examine the sizeable collection inside one of the most…

Piping hot papusas fill hearts and satisfy hunger

Nestled on the corner of Eagle Rock and York Boulevard, between the AM/PM and CVS, sits Jorge Berciano’s Drive-Thru Pupusas. Since November 2017, the small red-and-green stand has offered a staple of Salvadorian street food to those looking for a light…

In an urgent mental health crisis, Emmons needs more options

While most describe their undergraduate college experience as a time of growth and freedom, others remember the stagnation and isolation that accompanied their untreated mental health condition. In college, the opportunities to meet new people and explore career interests are…

How to get a five-star meal on campus

If you’re tired of the same old stations at the Marketplace, using a little creativity can go a long way. By selecting the best ingredients from each station, anyone can create dishes that are greater than the sum of their…

Migos’ “Stir Fry” serves up a plate of Orientalism

Atlanta-based trap group Migos now ties The Beatles’ record with 14 songs currently charting on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. With the group’s recent drop of “Culture II,” the anticipated sequel to 2017’s “Culture,” Migos have released or been featured on 60 songs in…

New tennis coach Rachel Manasse gears up for season

In September 2017, Occidental Athletics announced the hiring of Rachel Manasse as head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Manasse was previously a coach for the combined Claremont-Mudd-Scripps tennis program that went 75–9 and won three SCIAC championships…

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