Remodeled college entrance to open by March 1

Author: Daniel Terner The renovation of the main entrance will remain incomplete until at least March 1, despite an original November 2014 deadline and a previous delay. The new delay is due to an effort to protect the fragile new landscaping—designed…

Emancipation theme inspires art installation

Author: Flora Adamian Students entering the Green Bean for their daily dose of caffeine this February will immediately notice the vibrant artwork displayed across the walls. Wire chains suspend a trifold board collaged with newspaper articles, and two monochrome portraits of…

‘Rustic’ Zweet Cafe feeds need for student hub

Author: Hoku Krueger Coffee culture is on the rise in Northeast Los Angeles, where the new owners of Zweet Station are preparing to join the ranks of Café de Leche, Swork, The Coffee Table and a slew of recently established caffeine-oriented…

Blanco’s final rap appearance takes place on Oxy stage

Author: Jeremy Childs Laser beams, Christmas lights and screen projections illuminated Sycamore Glen on Friday night for the performance of rapper Mykki Blanco. The KOXY concert brought hundreds of people together for the unique antics of Blanco’s live show, during which…

Oxy women’s water polo drops close game

Author: Carmen Triola It was the last two minutes of the game, and the Occidental women’s water polo team (1-19 overall, 0-3 SCIAC) was in a stalemate against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) at 10-10. While spectators discussed the possibility of overtime, CMS’s Haley…

Fast food ban proves to be racially biased

Author: Margaret Su You stroll into the Marketplace on a Friday morning, grabbing a bowl of oatmeal with chopped walnuts sprinkled on top and a slightly underripe banana as you walk past the display of fruit. You were up far too…

Genderf**k aims for revolution, but disregards representation

Author: Chance Ward The Queer Straight Alliance and Beauty Beyond Color recently hosted a “genderf**k” fashion show that I participated in as a last-minute addition. The show featured both cisgender and queer models. According to the event’s Facebook page, the show…

Tigers fall to Cal Lu, drop to sixth in SCIAC

Author: Alex Nieves Extra innings proved to be too much for the Occidental baseball team (19-16, 14-10) as the Tigers dropped all three games—two of which extended past nine innings—in a vital series against Cal Lutheran over the weekend. Occidental lost…

CSP program faulty at its core

Author: Jane Drinkard According to Occidental’s website, the Core Program is the “backbone” of an Occidental education. Such a backbone needs to be supportive, sustainable and resilient for the structure it serves. Yet the Cultural Studies Program (CSP), which is an…

Reshaping, downsizing of library’s book collection leads to formation of new student study space

Author: Jessica Faroy A new study space on the third floor of the Academic Commons opened this fall after the books previously stored in the location were removed. Reshaping and downsizing the library’s collection, referred to as deaccession, has been an…

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