An uneasy spring transition

Author: Lucy Feickert Headed to a disciplinary meeting, or the hospital, is not the best way to start the semester, according to Associate Dean of Residential Education and Housing Services (REHS) Tim Chang. But arriving on campus late at night, tired,…

The hypocrisy of timed writing

Author: Ella Fornari Every Occidental College applicant is required to respond to multiple writing supplements. Although you might not remember what you wrote, surely you remember painstakingly responding to these prompts. These supplements allow the college to learn more about the…

Hagel saga portends Republican tragedy

Author: Jacob Surpin Chuck Hagel, despite the best efforts of the Republican minority in the Senate, will be the next United States Secretary of Defense. The events of the last couple of weeks, during which a vote on Hagel’s nomination was…

Student-taught classes may come to Occidental

Author: Sarah Corsa|Emily Shugerman Student-taught classes could appear in the Occidental course catalog as early as Fall 2013 as part of the proposed Experimental College of Occidental (ExCO). Vice President of Academic Affairs and economics and politics major Nick McHugh (sophomore)…

Denimheads blindly devoted to cause of individuality, purity

Author: Ben Tuthill The time had come. It was winter break. I had five weeks of nothing to do in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and I was ready to commit myself wholeheartedly to the denimhead lifestyle. For one entire month I…

Fashion week puts patience to the test

Author: Ben Tuthill I have lost all of my patience in the past couple months. I don’t know if it’s just second semester of senior year or what. Do you walk slowly on that narrow stretch of the quad by the…

Athletic trainer resigns following sexual misconduct investigation

Author: Elwyn Pratt Long-time Head Athletic Trainer John Sweet is no longer employed by the college. No official statement was issued regarding this matter, but an Occidental Weekly investigation found that Sweet left his job after several student-athletes reported sexual misconduct…

Rugby earns trip to Western Regional Finals

Author: Lena Smith For the second time in three years, the Occidental men’s rugby team will enter post-season play with an undefeated record. The team will soon be headed to the tournament that could put them in the national championship game,…

TeamSupreme hip-hop reverberates at the Echo

Author: Damian Mendieta A hurricane of unique sounds overwhelmed the jam-packed Echo nightclub last Tuesday as TeamSupreme took over the venue. TeamSupreme is an event where local alternative hip-hop DJs are provided with opportunities to showcase their skills. DJs were asked…

Logan Allen leads baseball team on, off diamond

Author: Koby Deitz For Occidental shortstop and captain Logan Allen (senior), personal stats and records take a backseat to the team. According to Allen, the most exciting part of his four-year Tiger baseball career has been turning a squad undergoing a…

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