Casey Ogden and Jessica Gelzer (seniors, UEP)



We are excited to announce the creation of Bursting the Bubble, a completely student-run multimedia website that will highlight student activism at Occidental and in the Los Angeles area. The site will incorporate blog-style entries, op-eds, features, photographs, and videos as a way to generate student interest and involvement in current events and campaigns.

Students on campus are already engaged in a variety of different political and cultural activities, whether through classes, internships, jobs or their own personal interests. If you have the passion for certain issues, why not share it with the rest of the Occidental community?

Through this website, our peers will act as our best resource to find out what is happening on and off campus and how to get involved. Readers will have the chance to learn about new opportunities and writers will have the chance to reflect upon the work they are already doing. Both will be bursting the infamous Oxy bubble.

Are you interested in bursting out of your bubble? Are you a club leader looking to promote awareness of your cause? Are you passionate about a certain issue and want to make your voice heard? Then come to a planning meeting for the website this Thursday, October 7th at 12:30 pm in the Rangeview lounge.

All majors and grade levels are welcome! No previous journalism experience is required. We are especially looking for writers, photographers, and videographers for the site. If you are skilled in any of these areas, we’d love to meet you!

Any student is welcome to submit a piece for the website at any time. If you have sudden inspiration or went to a great event you want to reflect upon and share, please contact us. If you have any questions or cannot make the meeting but still want to be involved, please e-mail: or The site is expected to launch the first week of November, so keep an eye out!

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