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May 3, 2012

Finals week is almost here which means the stress is mounting.  Fortunately, Oxy's got your back (literally).

photo by Marc CamposAs you've probably come to expect, folks around campus are doing what they can to try to make finals a little less stressful.  While this year won't have the famed Moonlight Breakfast, there are some other campus favorites lined up.  Check out the what's in store.

Monday, May 7

Yup, the puppies are coming back 6pm to 8pm in the Rangeview Courtyard....

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April 4, 2012

Our fabulous food finder emilyessie hones in on some tasty Italian treats, right around the corner.

If you are craving authentic Italian food, snacks, chocolates and desserts then Eagle Rock Italian Bakery and Deli  is the place for you.  You can easily walk or drive a few minutes down Colorado Boulevard , and the Italian Bakery will be on your right hand side. Although it may be hard to spot at first don't let that deter you from making the trip! As soon as you see the Taco Bell, the Bakery is right across the street.  Not only is the food delicious but the prices are  also extremely reasonable. Two sandwiches and two pastries cost about 12 dollars total.

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March 26, 2012

In it's third year on campus, SpringFest this year is shaping up to be another outstanding event! I can almost smell the food trucks and feel the bass pumping and the event is still 4 days away!

So what's happening for this year's event?Friday night will kick off around 5pm with various food trucks serving up grub on Thorne Road to the left of Thorne Patio. This year will feature some of the Oxy favorites in terms of food trucks with a few new ones thrown in to keep things interesting. There will be the Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches (you may remember them from last year's Alien Ice Cream event) and Kogi Korean BBQ Truck who were both at the original SpringFest three years ago. The newcomers are the Grilled...

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March 19, 2012

I'm sure you have seen it.  The stack of papers left at one of the printers in the Library from print jobs that never get picked up.  

It can be annoying to have to sift through all of that to find your print job, but it's also a really big waste.  Enter - "Release to Print."

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A short while back Oxy decided to try a new experiment in the Academic Commons called "Release to Print."  According to the Oxy Copy Center who maintains the printers in the library this means that "in order to print or copy, you will need to swipe your ID card or enter your Oxynet credentials at the...

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March 8, 2012

We’ve gotten a lot of questions from students about Springfest 2012 and who will be performing at the concert. Devon MacIver from OSL takes a few minutes to answer the most common questions and add some clarity and transparency to the selection process.

Who is playing Springfest 2012? Unfortunately we aren’t releasing the headliner for the Springfest 2012 show just yet, check back tomorrow!  We can share the date.  March 30, 2012.  Mark your calendars.  Oxy +1 if we can keep the show outside, but it may be reduced to Oxy only if weather doesn’t cooperate.  Alumni you’ll are invited again, look for an email soon!

What is one thing you wish students knew about the process? Coachella is a problem.  What do we have against a multiple weekend music festival?  Two words-- radius clause.  Golden Voice, the group that sponsors Coachella, has a clause in the Coachella contract that does not allow for groups...

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March 5, 2012

Now that the Academy Awards are over, what's the next celebration we have to look forward to?  For us, is the annual Division of Student Affairs Leadership & Greek Awards Reception.

February 29, 2012

Join explorer emilyessie as she takes a look into one of the many dichotomies that exist around L.A.

Roof Top Deck at Fall Premiere Event hosted by the Paley Center

If you are interested in pop culture, old Hollywood or photography then I highly recommend you visit both the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills and the Annenberg Space of Photography.  Both venues are must-sees for people visiting Los Angeles. Although they are off the beaten track of most traditional LA hotspots, each are worth the drive. Last semester I spent a weekend watching old Carey Grant movie screenings and walking through rooms of costumes worn by Old Hollywood actors. My favorite  one was a tuxedo worn by Fred Astaire. AMAZING! Other costumes featured in...

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February 20, 2012

Professor Brody Fox talks about his tattoos, their meanings, and how they've helped him in his life's journey.

Chances are you know someone who has a tattoo.  You may not know they have it, but there are enough people in the U.S. who have them that you know at least one of them.  Have you ever asked someone about why they got the tattoo they did?  What it's meaning was?  When I've done it, I've gotten a mixture of responses from "I don't know, I just think it looks cool" to "I wanted to commemorate my cousin/sibling/friend who died in Afghanistan."  Other people have used it to mark a struggle.  Professor Brody Fox has gotten a tattoo or two in his life and with much more intentionality than most people. On Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm come out to Thorne Hall to see an advance screening if his new documentary film about his journey and how he has used this form of art to...

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January 31, 2012

Sophomore Devon Provo and her homemade gnocchi!

Nestled in a courtyard in the center of Old Town Pasadena, Il Fornaio is a hidden culinary treasure. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Old Town Pasadena.  Il Fornaio is an authentic Italian restaurant adjoined by a small café that serves croissants and espressos. Il Fornaio features freshly imported ingredients from Italy including Sicilian lemons and authentic Italian olive oil. The freshness and quality of the ingredients is palpable in every bite. Not only does it serve...

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