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The Occidental wins 2021 Online Pacemaker Award

The Occidental was selected by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) as a 2021 Online Pacemaker Award winner, the preeminent distinction recognizing excellence in collegiate...

Building community in the classroom: New Occidental professors adjust to in-person instruction

Professors hired during and after remote learning have returned to campus this semester. The transition to teaching in person has challenged these professors, but...

COMMUNITY

Highland Park community members raise concerns about soil contamination in York Park

Today the corner of York Boulevard and N Avenue 50 is a playground, but in the 1980s, it was a Shell-owned gas station, according...

Occidental students may qualify for free Family PACT healthcare services, including birth control

Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (PACT), a state healthcare program, provides free family planning services to people who fall under its eligibility requirements,...

Taking ‘one step’ with Highland Park Runners

Since the summer of 2015, Highland Park residents have gathered in front of York Park at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, ready to walk, jog...

Cultural newspapers in LA deliver news that matters most to their communities

Besides widely circulated daily newspapers like the LA Times, LA is also home to numerous cultural newspapers that tailor their language and content to...

OPINIONS

Opinion: Deliberate kindness is the only answer, ‘There is no room for cruelty’

Content warning: This article contains discussions of death, suicide, grief and domestic violence. It has been two years since I walked on a college campus...

Opinion: Keep a clear mind even as skies go hazy

The week of July 4th, 2021, I woke up to hazy skies. I walked out of my room and noticed the dim, straining sunlight...

Opinion: The abuse in the NWSL is disgusting, but not surprising

Content warning: This article contains discussions of physical and sexual abuse. The Athletic published reports of the sexual abuse and coercion that Paul Riley committed...

Opinion: Hire me, I’m a fangirl

GQ writer Jonathan Heaf has referred to excited fangirls at a One Direction concert as “banshees.” This is just one example of the negative...

FEATURES

Making legends human with Mirin Fader ‘13

In 2018, Occidental alumna Mirin Fader '13 boarded a flight for Lithuania. She was bound for Prienai, a town of fewer than 10,000 residents...

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