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Sydney Tomlinson (’19) earns All SCIAC First Team and SCIAC Tournament MVP honors in her final season at Occidental

Sydney Tomlinson, senior goalkeeper and co-captain of the Occidental women’s soccer team, led the team to its first-ever SCIAC championship. The team worked hard in practices and games to get to that point, according to Tomlinson. Tomlinson said she has been…

Professors balance busy lives of academia and teaching

Beyond their committed professions as teachers to the Occidental student body, professors pursue their own academic passions, often producing published works. While teaching, they simultaneously write or conduct research, making their personal lives even busier. Jean Wyatt, Erica Ball and Martha Ronk,…

Student singers, songwriters and producers: pursuing passion through art

In dorm room closets, Booth practice rooms and production studios, students aspiring for careers in the music industry are writing songs and mixing beats. Shaping their own mold for what being a student-musician entails, this community of student-musicians shares a common…

Eagle Rock Poke Shack is open for business

Colorado Boulevard’s newest poke spot, Eagle Rock Poke Shack, had its grand opening March 17. The restaurant is a quick drive from campus and owned by Jason Novak and Kelly Britton. Poke, according to Eater, is a Hawaiian dish consisting of raw fish. In…

What did they wear? Dance Pro Edition

“Surprise Yourself.” Costume(s): Dancers wore light, ruffled turquoise dresses or plain white t-shirts with brown pants. Choreographer: Esmé Brown (junior). Courtesy to Marc Campos “It’s a Musical.” Costume(s): With no uniform costume, dancers donned various black and white patterns accented with red lipstick. Choreographers: London Murray (senior) and Sarah Dalessi (senior).  Courtesy to Cherry Zhixuan Han Carnival Szn!” Costume(s): Some dancers wore shirts with flags of Caribbean countries on

Rodgers spins Oxy into shape

Struggling to find time to go to the gym now that midterms are in full swing? Occidental offers physical activities classes that help students stay on a set exercise schedule. One of these courses is spin class with Wellness Instructor…

Skip the lib: sunny study spots

With midterms approaching, it may be stressful to find places to study. Fortunately, Occidental’s campus has the perfect outdoor study spots. In an effort to make these areas more obvious, I’ve compiled a list of lesser-known and more well-known spots, that…

Your go-to guide for all things boba

Bubble tea, or boba, is a Taiwanese creation composed of tapioca pearls and tea that first came about in the 1980s and became a popular treat in the U.S. in the 1990s. Occidental is situated between a number of boba shops making…

International students look for a taste of home

At Occidental College, international students come from 25 countries, including Brazil, Botswana, Mexico, India and Singapore. According to the International Programs Office (IPO), these students make up over five percent of the student body at Occidental. Five students who have…

Wildfires in Northern California force students’ families to evacuate

The largest of the Northern California wildfires — the Tubbs, Atlas, Redwood and Potter fires — spread across wine country on the night of Oct. 8, forcing some Occidental students’ friends and families to evacuate. According to news reports, strong…

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