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Friday | Time

Campus Rape: The Problem with 'Yes Means Yes'

New students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego.


Related Topix: Duke University, University of Houston, Swarthmore College

Friday | Los Angeles Times

California lawmakers pass 'yes means yes' sexual-assault bill

Sexual-assault victims stand hand in hand at a news conference on April 18 to announce the filing of a federal complaint against Occidental College for allegedly mishandling their cases.


Friday |

Obama's Shallow Worldview Failed Us

The president puts too much faith in historical progress. The long arc of history won't beat ISIS-but a determined effort will.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Reason Magazine

It Was a Wild and Crazy Summer of Criminalizing Campus Sex

Students returning to class this fall, consider yourselves warned: This was the summer that federal regulators, state lawmakers, and college administrators got together for a threesome-incidentally criminalizing campus sex in the process.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati, US Politics, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Breaking Bad, Miley Cyrus And Beyonce Find Their Way Into College Courses: Cause For Concern?

As school begins across the fruited plain, colleges from Princeton to MIT are offering a range of "entertaining" courses to entice young minds into reading challenging philosophical work.


Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Rutgers University, Saint John's College-Santa Fe, Emmy Awards, SUNY Buffalo

San Jose Mercury News

A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

San Jose mega eaters Joey Chestnut -- of hot dog devouring fame -- and Matt "Megatoad" Stonie set a world record in gyoza consumption in Los Angeles earlier this month.


Related Topix: World Records, Northwestern University, Bowdoin College

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Suburban ghettos like Ferguson are ticking time bombs

Todd Swanstrom is the Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri-St.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, University of Missouri, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, US News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WCKX-FM Columbus

Don't Shoot: Chris Brown, Nelly, & Trey Songz Protest Michael Brown Shooting

The stars took the field for a good cause. Following last month's kickball game , Chris Brown and Quincy teamed up to host a charity flag football game at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College in L.A. on Saturday.


Sun Aug 17, 2014


Elizabeth Hudson was an advocate for education and childrena s causes

The late educator Elizabeth Hudson has the distinction of being the namesake of two Long Beach landmarks: Hudson K-8 School and Hudson Park , which stand beside each other in the 2300 block of Webster Avenue.


Related Topix: Long Beach, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

'Weaving the Past' to make a better future

When your grandparents immigrated from abroad, you're not that far removed from the traditions of another country.


Related Topix: Santa Paula, CA, Pasadena, CA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Los Angeles Times

UCLA under investigation for handling of sex misconduct cases

UCLA joined Occidental College, pictured here, and 74 other higher education institutions in being investigated by the federal government for its handling of alleged sexual misconduct on campus.


Related Topix: Brea, CA, UC Berkeley, San Diego State University, Cal State Chico

Pasadena Weekly

Shining Light

The movie actually begins in darkness with the sound of a plane, but we don't see it.


Related Topix: Abu Ghraib, Pasadena, CA, Theater, Arts, George Bush, Santa Paula, CA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Daily Caller

The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies

College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos .


Related Topix: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Brandeis University, US News, Conservative Political News

Dear Kitty

New rail species discovery in California

An endangered bird that lives in the Bay Area is not what scientists thought it was.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Daily Caller

Presents: The Second Annual College Stupidity Awards

As the summer winds down, it's time to celebrate the stupidest and most outrageous events that occurred on campus last academic year.


Related Topix: Rochester Institute of Technology, Prison, Oberlin College, Transgender, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

La Canada Valley Sun

Funeral service for Andy Beattie to be held in La Canada

A memorial service for Andy Beattie, the city commissioner who died July 27 , has been set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at La Caada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd. This is a change in venue from previously announced plans to hold it on the Occidental College campus.