Senior comprehensives worth more than four units

Noel Hemphill

October 28, 2014

Filed under Opinions

There is a reason Senior Comprehensives Projects (comps) are bemoaned and dreaded: they are so much more work than expected. While students can debate whether their major’s paper, presentations or test is the most difficult... Read more »

Turkish government must take responsibility

Michael Tonetti

October 28, 2014

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In the last year, Turkey has been a main stopping point for Islamist extremists attempting to cross into Syria to fight the Bashar al-Assad regime. The country’s porous border with Syria has allowed these militants to... Read more »

Is Yik Yak replacing Facebook’s Oxy Confessions?

Jeremy Childs

October 21, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The latest app to take the Occidental student body by storm has everybody yakkin'; Yik Yak, an anonymous online message board that showcases user-submitted posts in a real-time live stream, has taken campus by storm. The app... Read more »

ISIS Uses Impressive Media Display to Evoke Fear

Rourke Healey

October 21, 2014

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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has dominated the news for months now. With the assistance of Western media distribution, ISIS has masterfully used graphic videos and pointed propaganda to encourage Western hysteria.On... Read more »

Investments conflict with college’s sustainability efforts

October 21, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

With a disastrous drought and constant debate over food justice, energy use and waste disposal, Occidental is abuzz with efforts toward sustainability. Thankfully, the administration and board of trustees have been making strides... Read more »

Where is the sexual assault report we were promised?

October 7, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

On April 16, 2013, President Jonathan Veitch announced in an open letter to the college that Occidental planned to employ private lawyers Gina Smith and Leslie Gomez to compile a thorough review of Occidental’s sexual... Read more »