Retention Rates Drop as More Students Leave

Author: Riley Kimball   3.54 percent of last spring’s student body did not return to the college this year, marking the highest attrition rate since 2003, according to the college. This rate is nearly double last fall’s 1.88 percent rate. From…

Occidental Attracted to Hookup Culture

Author: Lauren Siverly “It’s kinda gross. Because we’re so small, everyone’s been in each other’s mouths,” Carlos Vivaldo (first-year) said. Regarding the prevalence of casual hook-ups on campus, this blunt disclosure is one that many Occidental students can relate to. With…

Greeks Add over 100 Pledges

Author: Kara McVey Occidental Greek Life gained 113 new members in the Formal Spring Recruitment last week. Starting with introductory events on Monday and finishing with Bid Day on Friday, the week was filled with events organized by the college’s various…

Mason Atkins Brings New Approach to Tiger Golf Team

Author: Sant Kumar Following the men’s golf team’s fall season, all eyes are on Mason Atkins (first-year). In his first college tournament (the Hamilton Fall Invitational in New York on Oct. 8 and 9), he finished fourth with a win over…

Mitchell J. Cde Baca

Author:  Mitchell J. Cde Baca, “Mitch,” is a junior Economics major from Millbrae, California. He is currently the Editor in Chief at The Occidental Weekly. In his spare time, Mitchell likes to read, drink coffee, and take pictures. He runs…

Widolff Still Among Coaching Elite After Thirty Seasons

Author: Mirin Fader “I always said if I was here five years, that would be kind of cool,” said football coach Dale Widolff, now in his thirty-first year as head coach of Occidental’s football team. Since arriving at Occidental as a…

Students, Professor Speak On Earthquake Experience in Japan

Author: Claire Diggins Four members of the community returned to campus two weeks ago after experiencing the magnitue 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan. Ariana Frazier, Dayna Chikamoto and Kiana Dobson (juniors) were all studying abroad in Japan, and assistant adjunct professor…

Campus Recycling Proves Insufficient

Author: Cordelia Kenney Stamped on the back of every student ID card, Occidental’s mission statement proclaims the college’s commitment to cultivating young leaders who will ultimately influence society beyond the quaint hills and hallways of Occidental. However, while students study to…

UC Irvine Protests Prompt Controversial Prosecution

Author: Claire Diggins   Eleven Muslim students were arrested on Feb. 8, 2010 for disrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The college disciplined the students and the matter…

Halloween Concert to go on as Administration Looks into Splatter Hospitalizations

Author: Ryan Strong & Ben DeLuca Following a disastrous Splatter dance that resulted in eight hospitalizations and negative media attention for the college, Asst. Dean of Students for Student Life Tamara Rice said she considered canceling the Halloween concert featuring A-Trak.…

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