“The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales” tells the real story of a young man killed in police custody

The theater department’s fall play, “The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales,” showcased themes of racism, police brutality and the United States justice system. The play, directed by Jorge Huerta, debuted Nov. 8 and ran through Nov. 11. Huerta’s close friend and playwright,…

Chief Keef is still on top

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, also known by his given name Keith Farrelle Cozart, has released seven full-length projects this year. Some tapes reveal updated or recycled versions of unofficially released songs previously unavailable for streaming. Greek billionaire Alki David’s handling of Keef’s…

Cultural appropriation controversy envelops final CSP lecture

The Core Program brought Jasper Wong, the founder of POW! WOW! — a non-profit organization of contemporary artists — to Occidental College Nov. 5. Wong was invited to further enhance the Cultural Studies Program (CSP) theme, Local Cities / Global Realities, according to…

Gregarious Monster event brings the memory of “Frankenstein” back to life… again

To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” Talking Books and Special Collections hosted the event, “The Gregarious Monster” in the Occidental Library Gallery Oct. 30. The event featured a lecture by Core Program professor Devin Fromm, who talked about a variety of topics and…

Eagle Rock and Highland Park come to life celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Every year at the end of October and beginning of November, while many get dressed up and trick-or-treat, Mexican and Hispanic Catholics spend three days celebrating Día de los Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead. The holiday is meant to…

The uncertain future of the Showing Up for Black Lives event series

The fourth installment of the Showing Up for Black Lives (SUFBL) event series took place in Choi Auditorium Oct. 11 with the event, “None of Us Are Free Until Black Trans Women Are Free.” The event brought panelists from the…

“The Simpsons” creators may erase Apu, and with him, a chance at improvement

The long-running animated comedy “The Simpsons” may remove the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from the television series after mounting controversy regarding accusations of stereotyping Indian-Americans. According to Adi Shankar, a filmmaker who is not involved in the production of “The Simpsons,” the…

Highland Park’s colorful murals are whitewashed, artists say

The murals in Highland Park have long been a part of the neighborhood and now have become a topic of contention, according to many community members. Local business owners, artists and activists have said that many murals have disappeared within…

KOXY brings Henny D and Mndsgn to perform a sunset concert on a flower-strewn stage

The student-run radio station KOXY sponsored a show featuring student opener Henny D with his high school classmate Noah Viray, and hip-hop and synthesized funk producer Ringgo Ancheta, stage name Mndsgn, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The show took place at Gilman Fountain, where the stage was adorned…

Professors balance busy lives of academia and teaching

Beyond their committed professions as teachers to the Occidental student body, professors pursue their own academic passions, often producing published works. While teaching, they simultaneously write or conduct research, making their personal lives even busier. Jean Wyatt, Erica Ball and Martha Ronk,…

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