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TEDx brings MasterChef and boba to Occidental

Occidental hosted TEDx April 21 to bring a wide range of speakers to Choi Auditorium under the umbrella of the event’s theme, Shifting Ecosystems of Power. The event was split up into three sessions. Each session lasted one hour and 15 minutes with…

Stevens’s game-winning home run powers softball to sweep Redlands

The Occidental softball team swept The University of Redlands April 7, winning 7–3 in the first game and 3–2 in the second. Catcher Bailey Stevens (junior) capped off the series, played at Redlands, by hitting a go-ahead home run in the…

RAW Records rebrands under new leadership

RAW Records, a student-run music label on campus, is back after a nearly two-year hiatus. According to Emma-Cecilia Shahriari (senior), the head of the label, RAW stopped its operations May 2016 after all of the students who oversaw the label graduated.…

Detox persistent in quest for Nationals

The men’s ultimate frisbee team, Detox, began their journey to Nationals by playing two tournaments in February: the Stanford Open Feb. 10–11 in Morgan Hill, California, and the SoCal Mixer Feb. 24 in Claremont, California. They went 3–4 at the Stanford…

Lashley and Moen standout at SCIAC swim meet

The Occidental men’s and women’s swim teams competed in the 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimming & Diving Championships Feb. 21–24 and finished fifth and sixth, respectively. The University of LaVerne hosted the SCIAC Championships at the Brenda Villa Aquatic…

Baseball plays visiting SKK to 1–0 win

The Occidental baseball team defeated the South Korean team SKK from Sung Kyun Kwan University 1–0 Feb. 10. The only run came on an errant pickoff throw in the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs and runners on first and…

Core Standing Committee seeks student input for next year’s annual theme

The Core Standing Committee crowdsourced suggestions for next year’s core program annual academic theme from the Occidental community Nov. 7–17. This is the first time the school has asked the community to solicit themes, according to Associate Dean for Core Curriculum…

Claire Strohm notches 1,000 career kills

Claire Strohm (senior), an outside and opposite hitter, surpassed 1,000 career kills Oct. 20 in a 3–0 win against Redlands. According to Strohm, 1,000 kills has been a manageable goal since her first year, and she knew she was approaching…

U.S. men’s national team fails to qualify for World Cup as fan viewership for the sport declines

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will not be heading to Russia for the World Cup this summer, following a crushing 2–1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago Oct. 10, officially eliminating them from qualification. The loss ends a tumultuous qualifying…

New bar will open in Connor’s Plumbing storefront

The Connor’s Plumbing building — a historic site built in 1928, according to landowner Jim Kimball — will be home to a new bar in its storefront, on the corner of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Westdale Avenue, by the end of the year.…

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