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COVID-19’s class of 2024 spent their first year of college online;...

Occidental’s class of 2024 may be graduating together in May, but just over four years ago, they were dispersed around the world individually, celebrating...

‘Unifier’ President Harry Elam reflects on his four-year tenure, from a...

It is hard to imagine a day when President Harry J. Elam could walk around Occidental’s campus anonymously — on any given day, students...

Study abroad rates climb slowly after COVID-19 pandemic

Students are slowly studying abroad again, according to Robin Craggs, the executive director of the International Programs Office (IPO) who said the rate of...

New COVID-19 policies have some students couch surfing

With the start of the Fall semester, COVID-19 has followed the community's return to campus. Among those to become infected was President Harry J....

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...