Letter to the editor

March 26, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the Editor, On Thursday evening, March 19th, I received a threatening, name-calling email from a woman in Chicago, saying she is the sister of an Occidental College student named Hanan Mohomed. If the intent of the sender... Read more »

Core curriculum should adapt to technological times

March 24, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Occidental's mission is founded on a holistic educational experience that prepares its students for an increasingly complex world. With the rise of the Internet age—and the rise of digital jobs—the world is definitely... Read more »

Dictators deserve denunciations from media, not punchlines

Carmen Triola

March 24, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Vladimir Putin returned March 16 from a 10-day disappearance from office, and the internet has been having quite a laugh about it. Rather than freak out that a national leader had left the country he was supposed to run,... Read more »

InternLA/PDX needs revised program policy

Malcolm MacLeod

March 24, 2015

Filed under Opinions

For the first time since starting InternLA/PDX, Occidental's Career Development Center (CDC) has decided that former participants may not apply for a second internship in the program within the same city. A number of InternLA... Read more »

Guns will not solve the college sexual assault problem

Lena Smith

March 17, 2015

Filed under Opinions

A girl in her late teens lets a boy lead her upstairs at a party. She has had several drinks; she cannot remember how many. She cannot remember checking in with any of her friends for at least an hour. The boy leads her into... Read more »

Guns Are Required to Maintain Freedom and Safe Society

Dylan Bordonaro

March 17, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Disallowing the possession of firearms in any public space, including public colleges and universities, is a direct assault on the liberties granted to every American citizen. While private institutions, such as Occidental, are... Read more »

Occidental community needs accomplices, not allies, in fight for diversity and equity on campus

Damian Mendieta

March 17, 2015

Filed under Opinions

A careful glance at the Coalition at Occidental for Diversity and Equity’s (C.O.D.E.) timeline shows the rise and fall of student movements for social justice. C.O.D.E.’s website does not include an explanation for the decline... Read more »

Seize your summer: students should take advantage of study abroad opportunities

March 17, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Occidental students should take advantage of the opportunities the college offers to travel and conduct research abroad, particularly during summer and winter breaks. The International Programs Office (IPO) and departmental... Read more »

Professor salary funding requires more transparency

March 3, 2015

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Adjunct professors save colleges money. The administration's incentive for opting for more adjunct professors is clear. Less clear is where these saved costs are ultimately going, and why this alternate destination proves more... Read more »

Occidental should take advantage of unique identity

March 3, 2015

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A little-known fact about Occidental is that our name translates to “western” in Latin, in reference to the desire of our founders to establish a “Princeton of the West.” Although today there are no... Read more »