Professor salary funding requires more transparency

March 3, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

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 »

Being an outie feel pretty good, huh?

Griff Wynne

March 3, 2015

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In the circus camp we call college, liberal political stances are like “innie” belly buttons. Most people have them, and upon finding an “outie,” the first reaction is to poke it. Often, my entire class... Read more »

Satire should feature marginalized voices

Carmen Triola

March 3, 2015

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“Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man In America?” read a 2008 New York Times headline.... Read more »

Best Screenplays whitewash American narratives, wring Oscar diversity

Gregory Feiner

March 3, 2015

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The Oscars were pretty white this year. All 20 of the acting nominees—leading and supporting, male and female—were white, and "Selma" was notably snubbed from almost all major categories—even... Read more »

Progressive Asian elections contrast disturbing headlines

Rourke Healey

February 24, 2015

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Despite Americans being bombarded with news of violent conflicts throughout Southern Asia and the Middle East, a wave of new elections and progressive policies have begun to shift the region away from constant... Read more »

Early decision process contradicts Occidental’s commitment to diversity

Niklas Palomba

February 24, 2015

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Occidental is an easy school to fall in love with. With top-notch academics, a sunny Los Angeles location and frequent sightings of movie stars (as pathetic as it may seem, I am convinced that being within twenty feet of Michael... Read more »

State officials rally to pass balanced budget ammendment

Dylan Bordonaro

February 24, 2015

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Last week, South Dakota became the 25th state to pass a resolution calling for a convention to amend the United States Constitution. Led... Read more »

Dartmouth bans hard alcohol in vain effort to reduce sexual assault

Wellesley Daniels

February 17, 2015

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Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon announced a campus-wide ban on hard alcohol Jan. 29 in response to recent scrutiny surrounding the school's infamous drinking culture. The ban is one component of a larger movement called... Read more »

Why you should date Sriracha, snuggle with Ben and Jerry’s and never call mozzarella sticks back.

Griff Wynne

February 17, 2015

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We’ve all felt like Cooler salmon: overlooked, scoffed at, irrelevant. Maybe it’s karma? We treat each other like packets of Justin’s nut butters, squeezing and twisting until every bit of our insides is completely... Read more »