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 »

SpringFest transports prove dance-ban policy ineffective

Juliet Suess

April 15, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Hats off to Programming Board (PB) for a very successful SpringFest. Apart from a few minor glitches, common at most events, the day ran smoothly. The massive turnout and enjoyment of the events demonstrate a... Read more »

Canal through Nicaragua promises social, ecological mess

Stephen Nemeth

April 15, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Trees and heritage alike uprooted, water poisoned, people displaced from their homes and animals disappearing from existence; these are the most pressing consequences of modern progress. ... Read more »

Letters to the Editor – April 9

April 8, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor,In Juliet Suess’s April 2 article on the TEDx conference, junior CTSJ major Andrew Wilcox expresses his disillusion with the event, writing,... Read more »

‘Oxy Confessions’ unsafe, unproductive for community

Arielle Laub

April 8, 2014
Filed under Opinions

If anyone asks if I have a Facebook, I tell them I do not. If they somehow find me on Facebook, I refuse their friend requests. It is a forum I use strictly to communicate with friends who live abroad. And to read "Oxy Confessions."... Read more »

Taiwan must embrace economic integration with China

William Stupp

April 8, 2014
Filed under Opinions

A new trade agreement between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan negotiated last summer would further integrate the two countries' economies, allowing for greater direct investment in services. Not... Read more »

City of Brotherly (Gangsta) Love

Juliet Suess

April 8, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Column

DeSean Jackson is a gang member. Or maybe he is just affiliated. Or maybe he just knows someone who is or was a gang member. At least that is the story on the web; an unconfirmed rumor... Read more »