As Class of ‘19 nears graduation, occupation demands leave lasting impact

Nov. 16, 2018, marks the three-year anniversary of the occupation of the Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center (AGC) by student protesters. Over the span of five days in 2015, hundreds of students ate, slept and attended classes in offices and…

New Gender and Sexuality Equity Committee takes lead on Emmons accountability

The Diversity and Equity Board (DEB) and the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) Senate hosted a community accountability meeting Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Morrison Lounge. The meeting discussed the absence of resources for LGBTQIA+…

Peeping incidents under investigation by campus safety

Two students reported separate incidents, Oct. 4 and Nov. 2, of an unknown suspect attempting to photograph them while they were showering in Haines Hall. Campus Safety and Residental Education and Housing Services (REHS) shared news of both events with the Occidental…

Eagle Rock residents bond at adobo cooking competition

Adobo Fest, a community-led event organized by Eagle Rock residents Mike Juloya and Miry Whitehill in Carmel Levitan and Josh Fisher’s house Nov. 3, gave a competitive twist to cooking adobo, according to Fisher. Adobo is a traditional Filipino dish consisting of…

Conservative club dissolved after post-2016 membership drop

The Conservatives of Occidental student club has disbanded this year due to low membership, according to Max Woods (senior), the former vice president of the club. Woods said that while club membership levels always fluctuated in the past, they noticeably…

Eagle Rock residents weigh their options for new rapid transit bus line

Eagle Rock residents may soon find it easier to take a bus to Pasadena, Hollywood and the Burbank airport — or they may get passed by — depending on the route LA Metro decides for a new bus rapid-transit line (BRT) between Pasadena…

Occidental commits to increase endowment by $100 million

The Office of Institutional Advancement unveiled a comprehensive fundraising initiative, primarily intended to improve the college’s financial aid resources, in a presentation to the Associated Students of Occidental College Senate Oct. 15. The college aims to raise $100 million to…

The Bucket brings nostalgia back to Eagle Rock

The Bucket, a local burger restaurant that had previously closed down in 2013, reopened Oct. 29 on Eagle Rock Boulevard. The burger joint originally closed because of a lease dispute between the owner of the building and the previous owner of The Bucket,…

New Irish import store offers sweet memories to locals with Irish and U.K. connections

Kitty O’Shea’s Irish Imports Store opened Wednesday, Oct. 17 on Eagle Rock Boulevard. The market offers a variety of imported Irish and U.K. products and is owned by local resident Sam Rovnova. She decided to open Kitty O’Shea’s after the…

Viktor Kerney joins the Office of Student Life

Viktor Kerney joined the Office of Student Life (OSL) as the new associate director of orientation and student success Nov. 5, where he will be a key figure in managing new initiatives. According to Director of Student Life Tamara Himmelstein,…

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