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BSAC brings student concerns to budget process

President Jonathan Veitch formed the Budget Strategic Advisory Committee (BSAC) in 2012 to help create Occidental’s current strategic financial plan, according to Amos Himmelstein, chief financial officer and co-chair of BSAC. BSAC is a multi-constituent financial advisory group that aims…

Peeping incidents under investigation by campus safety

Two students reported separate incidents, Oct. 4 and Nov. 2, of an unknown suspect attempting to photograph them while they were showering in Haines Hall. Campus Safety and Residental Education and Housing Services (REHS) shared news of both events with the Occidental…

Men’s rights activist brews up a lawsuit over women-only beer forum

Steve Frye, an Orange County resident, filed a discrimination claim with the Department of Fair and Equal Housing against Eagle Rock Brewery for hosting monthly women-only beer forums. Frye, a member of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM), claimed that he had been discriminated against under the Unruh Civil…

Male students discuss mental health struggles

Content warning: alcohol and substance abuse, suicide The Occidental Active Minds chapter hosted an event discussing the stigma surrounding masculinity and mental health Oct. 16. During the event, attendees examined issues like the norms that prevent men from expressing themselves…

Kanye’s spiral into darkness doesn’t need an audience

Criticism, support, general coverage — unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard the name Kanye West this week. West met with President Donald Trump Oct. 11 and spoke about the problems with the 13th amendment, North Korea, his false bipolar diagnosis, his support…

“Dad’s night out” leads to Martian concrete

Geology department chair and professor Chris Oze and his research partner Allan Scott, a professor at the University of Canterbury, have discovered a new way to make concrete that can be replicated on Mars without any materials from Earth. The concrete…

Eagle Rock left unrepresented by LAUSD school board

Former Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board member Ref Rodriguez pleaded guilty July 23 to conspiracy and three misdemeanor counts of assumed-name contribution and resigned from the board the same day. Rodriguez, an influential charter school advocate, had previously stepped down from the position of board president…

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