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Betty Avila, executive director of Self Help Graphics, visits Occidental

Betty Avila, executive director of Self Help Graphics, spoke to students and community members Nov. 26 as part of the Oxy Arts Speaker Series. Avila spoke about the programming and mission of Self Help Graphics along with her experience living and working…

Oxy Arts Initiate! recipients exhibit thoughtful, interdisciplinary art projects at reception

The reception for Oxy Arts Initiate! honored eight students and their three projects covering topics from running to fashion to transnational blackness, Nov. 15. Initiate! offers students the opportunity to create and curate an interdisciplinary arts event, workshop or project…

Cultural appropriation controversy envelops final CSP lecture

The Core Program brought Jasper Wong, the founder of POW! WOW! — a non-profit organization of contemporary artists — to Occidental College Nov. 5. Wong was invited to further enhance the Cultural Studies Program (CSP) theme, Local Cities / Global Realities, according to…

Occidental commits to increase endowment by $100 million

The Office of Institutional Advancement unveiled a comprehensive fundraising initiative, primarily intended to improve the college’s financial aid resources, in a presentation to the Associated Students of Occidental College Senate Oct. 15. The college aims to raise $100 million to…

Cloudy with a strong chance of garlic: new Eagle Rock restaurant blends Asian and American cuisine

The Cloudy Garlic Restaurant opened in Eagle Rock Oct. 6 and has been developing and perfecting a variety of Asian fusion dishes in its first month. Owner Danny Yoo said he opened the restaurant the day after he finished 10…

Residents call for more local bands at Eagle Rock festival

Eagle Rock Music Festival‘s website claims that it is an event by locals, for locals — but community members have raised questions about the festival’s inclusion of bands specifically from Eagle Rock. According to Matthew Himes, festival director, Eagle Rock…

Food Justice Month highlights sustainability efforts on campus

October is Food Justice Month at Occidental, and many organizations on campus have joined together to bring awareness to the importance of food sustainability. Groups such as Campus Dining, the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Fund (RESF), the Urban and Environmental…

The trouble with triples: forced triples cause first years unnecessary stress

Occidental College sold the idea of forced triples as a no-frills fix to increasing student body sizes, but just because the college can fit three people in a room doesn’t mean it should. Forced triples have a significant impact on…

Story of birth celebrated in Pasadena Museum of California Art’s last exhibit

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is currently showing “Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again,” a pointed commentary on gender, femaleness and motherhood. The collection is predominantly comprised of sewed images of maternity and the birthing process. According to the PMCA’s description, the…

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