Behind the Board

Author: Stephen Nemeth The board of trustees has a legacy as old as Occidental itself. When the college was founded in 1887, there were far fewer trustees, most of whom were Presbyterian ministers, according to Vice Chair of the Board Dave…

L.A.P.D. works with Campus Safety to address complaints

Author: Noel Hemphill A recent change in campus policy means that off-campus residents could be receiving more visits from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as after a first call and warning from Campus Safety, further complaints from neighbors are handled…

Tolerance paradox still runs deep at Occidental

Author: Juliet Suess Occidental College is an intolerant place. Though students, faculty and administration preach that the school is open and tolerant, they are simply upholding a façade. Every person is intolerant of something or biased toward and against certain beliefs.…

All the Bulbs: A Closer Look at the Prison Beautification Club

Author: Wellesley Daniels Students and faculty coming together to plant seeds is not an unusual sight here at Occidental – figuratively and literally. One group of gardeners is sowing more than just seeds. After learning the tricks of the trade here…

Northwestern paves way for NCAA union

Author: Juliet Suess Football players at Northwestern University made history last month when they petitioned to be represented by a labor union. Unionization is the first step to becoming recognized as employees, and thus, a step toward being paid. Football at…

Titanfall: Sometimes bigger is beta

Author: Will Westwater Only the beta of “Titanfall,” not the full game, is available right now. The opinions expressed in this article are reflective of my time with the beta. However, disclaimer, even the unfinished product is revolutionary and its reaction…

Walker on the Mark(s) for Occidental baseball program

Author: Tim O’Donnell Occidental baseball’s Walker Marks (first-year) has big shoes to fill this season, as he’s tasked with replacing four-year All-SCIAC selection and Tiger all-time hits leader Logan Allen ‘13 at shortstop. And while playing the shortstop position itself guarantees…

In time of drought, water themed art flows through campus

Author: Malcolm MacLeod The Occidental College Studio Art Department is currently hosting Los Angeles-based artist Devon Tsuno. His show, “Watershed,” demonstrates not only the artist’s intimate relationship with the Los Angeles River, but also the poignant, symbolic meaning of water in…

Sports in Brief Issue 4

Author: Tim O’Donnell|Ryan Whalen Women’s Water Polo (1-7 overall, 0-0 SCIAC) The Occidental women’s water polo team was back in action over the weekend, playing doubleheaders both Saturday and Sunday at the Cal Lutheran Invitational. The Tigers struggled offensively throughout their…

Tiger Baseball defeats No. 12 Cal Lutheran

Author: Tim O’Donnell The Occidental baseball team (9-11 overall, 7-5 SCIAC) churned out a successful week on the diamond, producing in every facet of the game to finish 5-3 over the course of spring break. The squad’s resurgence culminated in an…

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