Alumna brings ghost towns to TED stage

Rourke Healey

February 24, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Fine Art, Fine Arts

Abbey Williams '14 never imagined she would give a TEDtalk a year after graduating from Occidental College. Speaking last November at a StateStreet sponsored event in Boston, Williams gave a talk... Read more »

Rachel West incorporates cross-genre music in debut EP

Jeremy Childs

February 24, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Music

When asked about her start as a musician, Rachel West (senior) can’t help but smile. “It’s actually really funny—my mom recently found one of the first [songs] I ever wrote in like fifth grade,”... Read more »

Film examines Jewish exodus from Morocco

Olivia Landon

February 17, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Movies, On campus

Vivid shots of the rust-colored ruins of Jewish-Moroccan villages lit up Choi Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 10 as students gathered to view the documentary "They Were Promised the Sea." The barren images reinforced the emptiness... Read more »

Strong characters help Oscar-nominated shorts shine

Gregory Feiner

February 17, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Short films are short for a reason. They are to cinema what poetry is to literature; rather than delving into a complex narrative, they explore a simple concept in depth. This year's Academy Award nominations for the... Read more »

“Togetherness” brings Eagle Rock to HBO

Ella Fornari

February 10, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Off campus

Occidental's campus and its surrounding neighborhood frequently host film crews that turn the suburbs of Los Angeles into places ranging from Chicago ("Parenthood") to Spain ("Arrested Development"). "Togetherness," the latest... Read more »

The social nature of gaming

Will Westwater

February 10, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Nerd's Eye View

This winter break, video games allowed me to spend time with friends from all over the world. Gaming is inherently social; through multi-player games and online platforms, I've shared my hobby with dozens of gamers, both in-person... Read more »