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Professors determine next steps after Occidental lifts mask mandate

Occidental College lifted the indoor masking requirement on campus Sept. 26, including in spaces such as classrooms, the Marketplace, Tiger Cooler, residence halls and the Academic...

California and LA County lift indoor mask requirements, NELA businesses pivot

Following an announcement from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Feb. 28, LA County has eased the masking guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Since March 4,...

Highly infectious omicron brought more challenges to winter and spring sports,...

Winter and spring sports teams returned to campus almost immediately after Christmas to resume training and competition. According to Kyle Dosa (senior), a player...

Free N95 masks available in NELA through federal initiative to combat...

Jan. 18 the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 400 million N95 masks free of charge in pharmacies and health centers across the U.S....

‘Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory’ grade policy added as part of pandemic adjustments

The Academic Planning Committee (APC) implemented a new grading policy for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 that allows students to switch one class from a letter grade...

LA County rolls out vaccine for ages 5–11, 900 providers county-wide

Eight-year-old Luxiano Gonzalez, one of 900,000 children in LA now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, got his first dose Nov. 3 at Obregon Park...

Opinion: Deliberate kindness is the only answer, ‘There is no room...

Content warning: This article contains discussions of death, suicide, grief and domestic violence. It has been two years since I walked on a college campus...

Inside the COVID-19 isolation rooms on campus

After his first week on Occidental's campus, Joshua Biggs (first year) tested positive for COVID-19 Aug. 30 and spent his first week of classes...

Students strengthened connections, prioritized mental health during time away from Occidental

Many students chose to take a gap year or gap semester in Fall 2020, resulting in a 3.6 percent drop in undergraduate enrollment in...

LAUSD’s new vaccine mandate receives parental and scientific support, but some...

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board voted unanimously Sept. 9 to pass a mandate that would require students in the district who are...