The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival tackles heavy issues through visual storytelling

The 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival hosted its final screening and awards ceremony at the Directors Guild of America in North Hollywood Oct. 24. The event was free to the public and hosted by comedian and actor Zainab Johnson. It featured screenings…

All eyes on Inga Copeland

The cover for Inga Copeland’s sophomore record, “The Smoke,” is astutely modern. It looks like it was captured by accident on a moving iPhone. The landscape is uneven while the blurred outline of a mysterious yet impressive structure tilts in motion. A…

Look what she made them do: Taylor Swift boosts voter registration

Singer Taylor Swift published an Instagram post Oct. 7 endorsing Democratic Tennessee senatorial and congressional candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections in November. Shared to her 112 million followers, the post broke Swift’s…

All eyes on Yves Tumor

Sean Bowie grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a young adult, he set course for Los Angeles to work and learn alongside eccentric experimental artist Mikki Blanco. During this time, Bowie began expanding his production under the name Yves Tumor. In 2016, he released “Serpent…

Free passes bring Occidental students to inaugural Adult Swim Music Festival

Adult Swim’s first ever music festival kicked off Friday, Oct. 5 at the ROW DTLA in downtown Los Angeles. The festival included performances from T-Pain, Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd, Thundercat, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Big Freedia and Hannibal Burress, among others. Occidental’s Office…

No Lost Generation Oxy gives students refugee perspectives

No Lost Generation Oxy (NLGO) is an Occidental College chapter of NLG, a broader network that promotes awareness and understanding of current refugee and migrant crises in LA and around the world. Juliah Lee (senior) founded NLGO in 2016; the student organization serves to address the misconceptions that…

Eagle Rock Music Festival puts the “rock” in Eagle Rock with the support of Oxy Arts

The 19th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival transformed Colorado Boulevard into a hub of music, food, local art and vintage clothing Oct. 6. The event was presented by Councilmember Jose Huizar and produced by the Center of the Arts Eagle Rock. According to…

Oxy Arts welcomes new director Meldia Yesayan

Occidental hired Meldia Yesayan as the new Oxy Arts director August 2018. According to former Oxy Arts Director Deena Selenow, the college originally hired Yesayan in February 2018 as an interim director to replace Selenow, who went on maternity leave. Yesayan…

LeBron James and Ryan Coogler team up for “Space Jam 2”

There isn’t anything quite like the 1996 film “Space Jam.” The film features basketball star Michael Jordan, who teams up with the Looney Tunes cartoon characters to play basketball against a team of aliens. It is childish, self-indulgent and, above all,…

Fonografia Collective discusses Bowtie exhibit during Oxy Arts Speaker Series

The Oxy Arts Speaker Series with Fonografia Collective took place in Choi Auditorium Sept. 24 and was followed by a question and answer session with the photojournalists behind the exhibit –– Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra. Following the Sept. 13 opening of “South of Fletcher: Stories from…

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