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The Occidental’s 36 Questions That Lead to Love … at Occidental

The following is based on a 1997 study by psychologist Arthur Aron that examined whether the intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by answering a specific set of 36 personal questions. The questions were referenced in a 2015 New York Times Modern…

Journalists must report on climate change before we go up in smoke

Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 25 of this year, 876,167 acres of California burned in wildfires, according to Cal Fire. That is 274 percent more acres than 2017 and 377 percent more acres than the five-year average before 2017. Reread those…

Living Mythologies highlights Queer, Trans and Intersex POC artists’ experiences

Living Mythologies is a performance art show founded on ceremony, relevance and healing. The show, which took place Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 in Upper Herrick, featured five Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Color (QTIPOC) artists: Shruti Bala Purkaystha,…

Oxy Cinematheque explores “Gente-fied” Boyle Heights with comedic web series

Occidental’s Media Arts and Culture (MAC) department screened three episodes of “Gente-fied,” a seven-episode, comedic drama web series, as part of the Oxy Cinematheque annual series, at 7 p.m., March 30 in Choi Auditorium. “Gente-fied” shares seven different stories about fictional characters as they deal with…

Student produced documentary, “The Black Hair Project,” offers affirmation and empowerment to black students at Occidental and beyond

Four Occidental first-year women: Anastasia Cusack-Mercedez, Elena Daniel, Ronnie Doss and Darla Howell recently produced a documentary titled The Black Hair Project. The documentary is composed of interviews with sixteen black-identifying Occidental students about personal stories regarding their hair and how it…

Culture Spotlight: Rosie Yasukochi, artist

There is a rose on Occidental’s campus. You will not find this rose in front of the Marketplace but rather sketching on a bench in the quad or in her backyard. Rosie Yasukochi (junior), a Studio Art Major, is one of…

Highland Park Independent Film Festival has a successful third year

The old-fashioned decor of The Highland Theater brings my grandpa’s stories to mind. I envision him paying 25 cents to go see a movie when he was my age. One of the oldest movie theaters still standing in Los Angeles,…

Yas Queen! Broad City fan art exhibit takes Los Angeles

Comedy Central’s Broad City is more than a just television show. It is a lifestyle. So it is no wonder the opening night of a Los Angeles-based, Broad City themed pop-up art show, was more than just an art show.…

‘Dry Land’ reveals reality of adolescence

A dim blue light shines on a mildewy floor, focusing on a single drain. The sounds of splashing and shrieks of children fill the empty stage. One can almost smell the chlorine that lingers hours after being in a pool.…

Cuteness abounds at Corgi Beach Day

What do dogs dream about? Chasing squirrels? Raiding the pantry? Nobody knows, but it’s a good guess that the So Cal Corgi Beach Day is a hound’s dream come true. Music blasted while hundreds of corgis, many dressed in costume,…

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