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…

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…

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,…

Homecoming organizers cater to parents and alumni, seek student engagement

Occidental hosted its annual homecoming and family weekend to welcome alumni and parents back to campus and celebrate school spirit Oct. 19–21. Activities offered as part of this event were “student for a day” classes for parents, campus tours, music and dance…

Geology club hosts panel as ‘the big one’ looms

In response to the growing certainty in the scientific community regarding the likelihood of a 6.7+ magnitude earthquake in Southern California, Occidental Geology Club hosted an Earthquake Safety Panel Oct. 25. Upon entering, guests received an emergency supplies checklist and an earthquake fact sheet.…

Conspiracy and murder: The tale of Occidental’s black birds

A conspiracy of ravens and a murder of crows inhabit Occidental’s campus, setting the ambiance for Halloween with their chilling sounds and ominous appearance. They can be seen watching students from a perch on an oak tree in the quad…

Academic Commons undergoes renovations, more in the works

The Mary Norton Clapp Academic Commons underwent many new renovations over the summer, implemented by the Facilities department and led by Marsha Schnirring, interim assistant dean of the Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) and Academic Commons and the secretary…

Male students discuss mental health struggles

Content warning: alcohol and substance abuse, suicide The Occidental Active Minds chapter hosted an event discussing the stigma surrounding masculinity and mental health Oct. 16. During the event, attendees examined issues like the norms that prevent men from expressing themselves…

OSL undergoes staff shakeup

On the heels of the arrival of Viktor Kerney, the new associate director for student life, Tamara Himmelstein, the assistant dean of students and director of student life, will be leaving the Office of Student Life (OSL) for an assistant…

Food Justice Month highlights sustainability efforts on campus

October is Food Justice Month at Occidental, and many organizations on campus have joined together to bring awareness to the importance of food sustainability. Groups such as Campus Dining, the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Fund (RESF), the Urban and Environmental…

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