ASOC election: statements from the candidates

April 22, 2014
Filed under News, On campus, Opinions

Dear Editor,While we may have different policies and goals for ASOC Senate next year, we all agree on one thing: the need for a Vice President of Diversity... Read more »

Women in the Locker Room

Juliet Suess

April 22, 2014
Filed under On campus, Sports, Sports Column

Feminism in Sports: Part 1 of 2 In her on-campus talk “Women in the Locker Room,” New York Times (NYT) sports reporter Karen Crouse compared her job to an anthropologist researching... Read more »

Letter to the editor – April 23

April 22, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, Last week, our alumni representative met with President Veitch. Some good progress has been made toward ending Oxy’s massive safety problem but many problems still exist. We are compiling a list... Read more »

Students must take a moment to appreciate custodial staff

April 22, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

As students at Occidental, or at any other residential college, we live in a well-oiled machine that feeds us, cleans up after us and beautifies our environment. Encouraged to spend the maximum amount of time and energy on... Read more »

Greek Bowl trumps other campus venues

Malcolm MacLeod

April 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions

In my first two years at Occidental, I have experienced events all around campus — some better than others. Last year, White Panda put on a passable show in front of Thorne Hall, Toga-clad heathens... Read more »

Lack of food truck safety inspectors leads to risky tacos

Lena Smith

April 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions

It is nice to think that food is safe, the people who cook it are meticulous and the ingredients are high quality. Presuming that food will not induce a stomach-ache is easy. Although it hurts... Read more »

Flight 370 media sensation distracts from real news

Alex Nieves

April 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Exactly one month and one day after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 crashed off the coast of Thailand, or Australia, or wherever, I found myself sitting in my favorite Vietnamese restaurant with a few friends. Glancing up... Read more »

Ranking majors contradicts mission of liberal arts education

Hannah Teskey

April 16, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Ever since I decided to become an Art History and Visual Arts and Spanish double major, people (mostly adults) have bombarded me with variations of the same question: “What are you going to do with that?”... Read more »

Occidental community should show more support for athletics

April 15, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Roughly 40 percent of Occidental students compete in some form of athletics in a given school year. A large percentage of them are members of highly competitive NCAA Division-III varsity teams. But if one was... Read more »

Alumni should communicate frustrations to administration, not Telefund

April 15, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Annual giving to Occidental last year amounted to over $18 million, or 4 percent of the school’s annual budget, according to the 2013 annual report. Much of this fundraising is thanks to Telefund, a team of student callers... Read more »

Letter to the Editor – April 16

April 15, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, In response to “Taiwan must embrace economic integration with China.” As an international student from Taiwan, and from someone who lived there for the past ten years,... Read more »

Don’t get the puck outta here

Juliet Suess

April 15, 2014
Filed under Ice Hockey, Sports, Sports Column

Americans do not appreciate hockey nearly as much as they should. The Stanley Cup Finals ranks as the lowest viewed final of the four major sports; it even ranks lower than sitcom re-runs. What... Read more »