Olivia Valicenti
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Hockey bus crash reminds us sports transcend rivalries

Playoff hockey has started, and with that usually comes the hatred and rivalries between teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). But on the night of April 6, just a few days before the first playoff game, an eighteen-wheeler collided…

Root, root, root for the underdog!

Growing up a Boston sports fan, I spent nine summers with everyone around me knowing the Red Sox would never win a game, let alone the World Series — that they could never beat the Curse of the Bambino set in 1920 by…

In defense of the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games are more exciting than their summer counterpart. To me, this seems obvious, but for some reason, winter games are consistently watched less than summer games, with PyeongChang’s opening ceremony having outstandingly low ratings. Winter Games athletes face harsher conditions:…

Revived hockey team rallies for first win in 30 years

Occidental’s men’s ice hockey team beat California Lutheran University 5–3 Friday, Nov. 17, in the second game of their first season on campus since the college’s club team disbanded in the 1980s. The team is currently halfway through their exhibition season with a…

Faculty members kick it with students on intramural soccer field

Five years ago, Professor Jamie Angell of the theater department formed a faculty and staff intramural soccer team named the Giant Squid. The team competes against the 14 student teams in Occidental’s 5v5 intramural league and is open to all…

Occidental swimming and diving make a splash at first meet

The men’s and women’s swim season began Oct. 20 and 21 at the Malibu Invite, hosted by Pepperdine University, which included a mix of Division I, II and III schools. Both teams turned in successful performances, placing top three in…

Chicana Photographers L.A. debuts in Weingart gallery

The Chicana Photographers L.A. exhibit opened in Weingart Thursday, Oct. 20, with a ceremony and panel discussion featuring artists Laura Aguilar, Star Montana, Aydinaneth Ortiz, Christina Fernandez and Sandra de la Lonza. The exhibit features the work of these five…

Campus camaraderie among student athletes

Whether it is waking up early for a 6 a.m. practice, balancing classes with workout times or playing under the lights in a home game, some experiences are exclusive to student athletes. According to Isabelle Dunne (senior), a runner on…

Occidental hockey club breaks the ice with a new season
Less than a year ago, Spencer Raub (sophomore), Occidental men's club ice hockey team president, set out to rebuild the team. Now, Raub is gearing up for the team's first season back as an official club sport. The hockey team’s…
While students are on break, winter athletes train on campus

As the semester winds down and reading days and finals begin, students prepare to leave campus for break and look forward to five weeks of free time before another semester begins. Few people think of the 66 student athletes on…

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