Occidental students, now is the time to register to vote

Emily Shugerman

September 30, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Between all the politicking and debate that takes place on Occidental’s campus, it is easy to forget the simplest way to exercise democratic rights: voting. Constrained by strict class schedules, isolated without a car... Read more »

Letter to the Editor — Oct. 1

September 30, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor,On Sept. 23, The Weekly published an editorial arguing that alumni donations have mostly benefited a small proportion of the student body. This opinion is both damaging to the school and factually inaccurate.At... Read more »

Off-campus living fosters community relations

Nina Greenebaum

September 30, 2014

Filed under Opinions

As an institution, Occidental College continuously strives for increased student engagement with surrounding communities. Off-campus living provides a vital opportunity for students to fluidly engage with their surrounding... Read more »

Surviving the heat wave; easier for some students than others

Melina Devoney

September 30, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Two weeks ago, I woke up in Stearns Hall feeling as if I was being suffocated. Drenched in sweat, I regretted my decision not to crash in my friend's air-conditioned room in Berkus Hall. Residents of Stearns, Chilcott, Stewie,... Read more »

Girls just want to have fun; redefining the double standard

Jane Drinkard

September 30, 2014

Filed under Opinions

My mom was born in 1963, a time when people still believed a woman's place was in the kitchen, so it is no surprise that she was raised to believe that finding a boyfriend should be one of her primary goals in college. My grandmother... Read more »

MLB looks 2 the future

Joe Siegal

September 30, 2014

Filed under National, Sports, Sports Column

As baseball marches toward another October, it leaves behind one of the game's most prolific playoff heroes—Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Equally notable is the departure of baseball commissioner Alan "Bud" Selig who... Read more »

Alumni donations should meet students’ basic needs

September 23, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The rate at which new construction projects are being started on our campus can, at times, be staggering. These building renovations and capital projects have made an overwhelmingly positive impact on campus life, improving... Read more »

Anecdotes from the Archives Gender Equality on Campus: then, now and beyond

Keegan McChesney

September 23, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The Occidental Weekly, September 1944: A headline on the front page reads “'Men Only’ Theme for Men's Stag Night.”“‘For Men Only’ is to be the theme of the Men's Stag which will be... Read more »

Traveling alone allows for alternate perspectives

Henry Dickmeyer

September 23, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Before spending three weeks in India this summer, I had never left the continent. It was never on my parents' radar to wander the streets of Paris on a quest for the perfect baguette or stroll down the Great Wall of China.... Read more »

Weight room policy strengthens athletics

Malcolm MacLeod

September 23, 2014

Filed under On campus, Opinions

Melinda Houston, a professor in the Kinesiology department and Occidental's first full-time head conditioning coach, is shaking things up in the varsity weight room. Houston's new program emphasizes mobility and core strength... Read more »