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‘It doesn’t meet the threshold’: Students who reported anti-Asian texts to...

Content warning: This article discusses texts that emerged in February between two Occidental students that included genocidal, racist speech toward Asian people. A series of...

Letter to the Editor: The racism of the pandemic, on and...

Content warning: This letter discusses racial discrimination and violence toward Asian people. I got my first COVID-19 vaccination March 3, 2021. I felt such relief...

Students’ anti-Asian texts create uproar on campus; students demand action

Content warning: This article discusses recently emerged texts between two Occidental students that included genocidal, racist speech toward Asian people.  In December 2020, an Occidental...

Letter to the Editor: My alma mater should take healing into...

Not a great start to the Year of the Tiger. At Occidental College, a screenshot of a text conversation between two students surfaced on social...

Opinion: The model minority myth overlooks struggles and contributes to anti-Asian...

I used to believe that Asian Americans were a model minority. I used to think that the stereotype of Asian Americans as smart, hardworking,...

Rooting for Native American mascots is rooting for racism

The conclusion of last Sunday's Super Bowl added another ember to the fiery debate over the cultural appropriation of Native Americans. As I watched...

Affirmative action is right, legacy admission is white

Last month, a federal judge ruled that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian American applicants. The plaintiff, a nonprofit called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), alleged...

Letter to the Editor: Faculty must be active in rebuilding community...

To the faculty of Occidental College,  We address you as former leaders of the Orientation program and as students deeply affected by the faculty panel...

Letter to the editor: From South Africa to Palestine, end investment...

It is time to divest from Israeli apartheid, and to join other colleges and organizations that have taken a stand against violent, discriminatory policies...

Occidental community grapples with Paul Popenoe degree

A recent op-ed written by E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and professor of Urban & Environmental Policy (UEP) Peter Dreier, "Should Oxy rescind an honorary...