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Athletes express interest in full-time club-sports-specific athletic trainer

According to Billy Grossman (junior) of the men’s club ice hockey team, interest in hiring a full-time athletic trainer to oversee and assist club sports teams has increased, with students citing concerns for their health and safety. Club sports teams at Occidental do…

Shop Small event highlights local Eagle Rock businesses

Nov. 24 marked the 8th annual We Heart Eagle Rock Shop Small event, during which local business owners and shoppers alike celebrated the small businesses that line Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevards. The event coincided with similar events across the country recognizing Small…

Double the majors, double the benefits: the work is worth the price

According to a recent New York Times op-ed, you’re wasting your time pursuing a double major. Author David Leonhardt argues that double majoring equates to little more than a “credentials arms race” among students that prioritizes building up a resume over…

Paying tribute to a comic legend: remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and co-creator of characters such as Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Black Widow, passed away Nov. 12, 2018 at the age of 95. As the veritable face of Marvel Comics, Lee ushered in and helped to…

As Class of ‘19 nears graduation, occupation demands leave lasting impact

Nov. 16, 2018, marks the three-year anniversary of the occupation of the Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center (AGC) by student protesters. Over the span of five days in 2015, hundreds of students ate, slept and attended classes in offices and…

Occidental’s struggle of urban vs. wild, native vs. invasive creates a complex relationship with nature

Occidental College sits squarely within a thoroughly urban setting, yet it engages with the natural world in a variety of ways. Nestled between Mount Fiji and the communities of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, Occidental is a nexus between the natural…

“The Simpsons” creators may erase Apu, and with him, a chance at improvement

The long-running animated comedy “The Simpsons” may remove the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from the television series after mounting controversy regarding accusations of stereotyping Indian-Americans. According to Adi Shankar, a filmmaker who is not involved in the production of “The Simpsons,” the…

Occidental commemorates Obama’s first steps into politics

Amid dust and rubble, Occidental college’s administration developed a new marker dedicated to former Occidental student and President of the United States Barack Obama ’83 on a staircase connecting Emmons Road to the Arthur G. Coons (AGC) Administrative Building. According…

School spirits: tales of Occidental’s ghosts enliven the community

Occidental College has stood in Eagle Rock for nearly 100 years, accumulating stories as students pass through its halls. While many of these stories come from the daily lives of those who live here, some of them arise from a…

Look what she made them do: Taylor Swift boosts voter registration

Singer Taylor Swift published an Instagram post Oct. 7 endorsing Democratic Tennessee senatorial and congressional candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections in November. Shared to her 112 million followers, the post broke Swift’s…

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