Editorial: The ethics and process of student journalism

In recent years, many students, professors and faculty at Occidental have expressed confusion with how The Occidental operates. Potential sources are reluctant to speak on the record. Occasionally, someone we interview takes issue with how stories portray them, saying the…

Letter from the editor-in-chief: Gabriel Dunatov

The flood starts at 9 a.m. The first emails wash in — mailing lists, the student digest, complaints, follow-ups I haven’t responded to yet. Then the Slack messages arrive. By the time I start getting texts, my screen is an…

Journalists face a dilemma when covering sexual assault

As journalists, our job is to report facts; we seek to report what happened to whom, when, where and if at all possible, report why. We search for precise details that can help paint a picture of timely, newsworthy events.…

Why I didn’t text you back

Since getting my first phone eight years ago — a maroon Env2 — I’ve doled out an insurmountable amount of reasons “Why I Didn’t Text Back.” From the classic “my phone died” to a comprehensive list of all the things…

Editorial: Identity ought to be Self-Decided

The Weekly believes in stepping away from standard journalistic tradition and allowing students and sources in our community to define their own gender pronouns. Last week, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook expanded their use of the pronoun “they” to include…

Editorial: We don’t know and that’s okay

We, as Occidental students and citizens of a world increasingly susceptible to the perils of populism, must reevaluate our relationship with the phrase, “I don’t know.” If we care about the truth in this time of political polarization, we must…

Let changing Res-ed’s policy continue to mobilize the student body

We at The Occidental Weekly have lately focused our editorial efforts on the current, content-rich U.S. political climate. This week, we look inwards at the power of the student body to make tangible change within our campus community. From civic…

Letter from the editor-in-chief: Jane Drinkard

As editor-in-chief, I have the opportunity to read more than 20 student-written articles per week. We are an intelligent, academically driven student body, yet I dedicate countless hours wading through filler-word hell, where I encounter the regular devils: “however,” “passionate,”…

Editorial: Campus Safety and the student body

We call upon Campus Safety to be more transparent in its actions. We also call upon students to be more vigilant and communicative with Campus Safety. Though we understand that certain information must legally remain confidential, the department and the…

Letter From the editor: Jane Drinkard

Occidental Students, Faculty and Staff, According to President Donald J. Trump, we at the Occidental Weekly — as part of “the media” — are “the most dishonest human beings on earth,” conjuring up “total fiction.” Covering Donald Trump and his…

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