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Column: Unveiling the apprehension and embracing the gap year

Part of the beauty about my gap year in Shanghai is that things that used to have little significance to me have started to...

Lessons Learned: How to hold on when you want to let...

Nobody wants to go to college with their older brother. No younger sibling wants to continue enduring the constant comparisons to him, risk running...

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...

Letter from two homes I am about to leave

A 20-minute drive along California’s coast has become part of my regular Friday routine. My brother and I cruise along the empty Skyline Boulevard,...

Students and faculty find joy in Lunar New Year traditions despite...

Lunar New Year is a widely celebrated holiday in several East and Southeast Asian cultures, marking the beginning of the new lunisolar calendar year, which began Feb. 12....

First year weaves family narratives of Bosnian War in new non-fiction...

Ella Čolić (first year) released her first non-fiction novel, "Trees Without Roots," this past November, which centered around her family's experiences throughout the Bosnian...

I just took a DNA test, turns out it 100 percent...

I’m obsessed with learning things about myself. From astrology to Meyers Briggs to Enneagram to Hogwarts houses to Buzzfeed quizzes about which “Bachelor” contestant you are based on your Chipotle order, I’ve done...

Children of divorce find a home in college

In New York City, everyone around me was hustling in some form or another. I was hustling too. I was editor-in-chief of my high...

Balikbayan boxes pack supplies, tradition and love

In an empty storefront in Eagle Rock Plaza, artist Sara Chao organized rows of Filipino snacks on a long table in preparation for her...

Miles and minutes make the heart grow fonder

Once upon a time, people's phone calls were constrained to the privacy of their own home and the length of their phone's cord. Now,...