NEWS

Fall 2021 semester poses “Double Red Zone”

Content warning: This article contains discussions of sexual assault on campus. While moving onto campus for the first time is a celebratory achievement for students...

Campus Dining staff shortage leads to reduced hours, disposable dishware, longer lines

Since Occidental's in-person return, the Marketplace staff has been working hard to feed the student body despite a staffing shortage, according to Amy Muñoz,...

COMMUNITY

LAUSD’s $350 million reopening prompts new vaccine mandate, weekly testing and contact tracing

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) re-opened their doors to students Aug. 15 with a $350 million effort to curb the spread of the virus in...

New community fridge launches in Glassell Park

LA Community Fridges, a network of mutual aid throughout LA, launched a fridge in Glassell Park Aug. 28 which is made, stocked and utilized by the community. The colorful...

Occidental students return to campus and to NELA local businesses

Throughout the pandemic, small businesses of all kinds have struggled to adapt and stay afloat. Now, the return of Occidental students is having a significant impact...

‘Solo el pueblo salva al pueblo:’ organizers plan event to honor fallen day laborers

The sound of power tools reverberated through the backyard of Pablo Alvarado’s Pasadena home the morning of April 16 as members of his organization,...

OPINIONS

Opinion: Longing for late night Cooler culture

This summer, the question of “What are you most excited for?” was a common conversation starter. The first answer always referred to the mundane,...

Opinion: Dazed and confused as a transfer student

It was 11:02 p.m. on a Monday night. My roommates were asleep, and under any other circumstances, I would be too. Instead, I was...

Opinion: Minimizing distractions will make outdoor classrooms more successful

On move-in day while driving up to my dorm, I noticed tents set up around campus and thought they were part of the many...

Opinion: Housing inequity should be a priority in disaster preparation

I never expected my home city of Philadelphia to transform into a brackish-looking Venice — but that’s exactly what happened after Hurricane Ida hit the East...

FEATURES

Professor Mary Jane Hewitt, Black Studies and Occidental’s slow road to racial progress

Between 8 and 9 a.m. May 5, 1978, all was quiet on Occidental's campus as students, faculty members and administrators eagerly read the newspaper,...

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