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Kathy wraps up 20 years as heart of the Marketplace
Kathy worked at Occidental College for 20 years. In that time, The Occidental’s staff estimated that Kathy made about 163,800 sandwiches. If the average sandwich height is 5 centimeters, 163,800 sandwiches stacked on top of each other would reach a…
Eagle Rock’s newest bar, Walt’s, provides pints and pinball

Walt’s, Eagle Rock’s newest arcade bar — located on the corner of Westdale Avenue and Eagle Rock Boulevard — had its grand opening Feb. 16. The bar inhabits the iconic Connors Plumbing storefront; the plumbing company has owned and operated the…

Esperanza Spalding unites jazz and social justice

Musical and social empowerment reverberated through the rows of Thorne Hall Feb. 2 after Esperanza Spalding, jazz bassist, singer and the 2018 Hume Fellow in Performing Arts sang and played a collection of her songs for a sold-out show. According to her…

Occidental elated to see the World Series back to L.A.

The Los Angeles Dodgers knocked out the Chicago Cubs 11–1 Oct. 19 at Wrigley Field in game five of the National League Championship Series, sending them to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Since Thursday, azure blue…

Afro-Cuban culture explored through beats, rhythm and dance

The vibrations of Afro-Cuban batá drums reverberated throughout the corridors of Booth Hall Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. during Occidental’s Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble Concert in Bird Studio. The ensemble, comprised of four students enrolled in the MUSC 123 “Afro-Cuban Drumming” class…

Students and staff sizzle at the stove during Iron Chef competition

The aromas of garlic potatoes and roasted sesame seeds wafted through the JSC Quad Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as six teams — Orange is New the Snack, La Croix Lovers, Very Hungry Chef-ipillars, Chop It Like It’s Hot,…

Watson hurls no-hitter against CMS

Nolan Watson* (senior) gave the Tigers (18-9) a gem on the mound last Friday, pitching the team to a 16-0 win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) in a mercy game of seven innings marking the 20th no-hitter in Occidental baseball history. After…

Denizens of Dance Pro dazzle and delight, giving life to historic Occidental tradition

The taps, twists and turns of Dance Production 2017 reverberated through Thorne Hall March 17 and 18, as more than 200 students performed dances they have practiced since September. Dance Production co-Presidents Millie Kreitlow and Illana Share (seniors) opened this year’s production, which…

The intersection of sports and spirituality

After games, whether lost or won, players can be all-consumed with feelings of satisfaction that linger far after the last play. At the end of the season, after months of stress on the body through repeated workouts, adrenaline rushes and…

Jirsa, Tigers tee off the spring season at SCIAC #1 golf tournament

Dylan Jirsa (junior) led the Occidental men’s golf to a fourth-place finish at the SCIAC #1 tournament last weekend at Pasadena’s Brookside Golf Club. Jirsa finished second place overall with a final score of 2-under-142 in what head golf coach Will Morris…

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