Oxy football to return for 2018 season

The Occidental football team is making a return, according to an email sent to administrators by President Veitch April 23. In the email, Veitch said that the program met the conditions needed to reinstate the team: fundraising and recruiting. The…

New football recruitment strategy paying off

When President Veitch announced the continuation of the football team in a community-wide statement Jan. 26, a key focus of the program moving forward was a new recruitment strategy to meet the goal of fielding a minimum of 60 players. According to…

MLB takes a knee

Saturday, Sept. 22, Major League Baseball joined the ongoing movement of professional athletes taking a knee during the national anthem. When the national anthem opened the Oakland Athletics’ game, rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell put a hand over his heart and took…

Oxy’s opinions on National Anthem protests

During a rally in Alabama Sept. 22, President Trump launched an expletive-laden criticism of National Football League athletes who protested during the national anthem, urging team owners to fire those who chose to kneel. The next day, the president also uninvited National Basketball…

Coach Cushman bring the basics back to Occidental

This August, Occidental’s football team hired a new head coach after previous coach, Doug Semones, retired. Rob Cushman, entering his 39th year in the profession, emphasizes these philosophies as the habits of a champion: doing things the right way, staying…

Bryan Scott ’17 catches eye of LA Times at USC pro day

The Los Angeles Times featured Bryan Scott (senior) following his performance at the University of Southern California (USC)’s pro day March 22. Pro days are chances for players to showcase their skills for scouts in the hopes of being drafted…

Get back out there, San Diego. The Raiders are asking about you.

Hey there, San Diego. You just had a messy break-up. I feel for you, I’d give you a hug if you weren’t 372.4 square miles large. I loved the Chargers almost as much as you did, no matter how many…

I still love you, Atlanta

The New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl this weekend, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first ever Super Bowl to go to overtime. The win is New England’s fifth in the big game, while the Falcons remain…

Cordell Harris ends career in fifth on all-time receiving yards list

Occidental wide receiver Cordell Harris (senior) narrowly missed his last opportunity to cement himself as fourth on Occidental’s all-time receiving yards list when the Occidental football team lost 61-37 to the Chapman Panthers in their last game of the season…

Occidental responds to NFL domestic violence issues

The National Football League (NFL) is once again under fire for its handling of a domestic violence case. Josh Brown, a kicker for the New York Giants, openly admitted to both physically and emotionally abusing his wife more than two…

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