What's inside the latest Occidental Magazine? Read on.
Taking Home Oscar
Technically, he got a medal, not the world’s most recognized trophy. Still, Raffy Cortina ’13 made Oxy history by winning top honors at the Student Academy Awards with his short Bottled Up.
The Beauty of Beatrix Farrand
Oxy’s signature buildings bear the stamp of architect Myron Hunt—but it took a landscape architect from the East to make the campus complete.
Every Picture Sells a Story
Art director Andrea C. Uva ’02 tackles tiny canvases in designing book jackets for e-readability.
Entrepreneurs Richard Highsmith ’10 and Noah Applebome ’10 charge into the burgeoning solar backpack market with affordable, portable power. Can BirkSun elbow its way to the mountaintop?
Secrets of the House of An
Catherine An ’02 never set out to join her parents and sisters as a restaurateur, but the chance to create her own niche proved as irresistible as Mama’s garlic noodles.
From Jonathan Veitch
While the good news about Oxy sometimes gets overlooked, President Veitch looks back on the College’s many successes this year.
Readers weigh in on sexual misconduct and Oxy's endowment.
Herschel Cobb ’65’s memoir of his legendary grandfather, Ty Cobb, reveals a side that few people ever saw, that of loving nurturer. Also: New nonfiction from professors Amy Lyford, Warren Montag, and Sanjeev Khagram; and mysteries for the young and old by Dennis L. Armstrong ’69 and Peggy Rothschild ’80.
HGTV designer wannabes take on the SAE and Alpha houses; a documentary details the grueling and mysterious Master Sommelier Diploma Examination; and Annette Bening headlines a list of coming attractions with a College connection.
From the Quad
Large and in Charge
Members of Oxy’s biggest graduating class—“America’s most conspicuous minority,” in the words of speaker Andrew Delbanco—commence the next stage of their lives.
Changing the Culture
The College reinforces its efforts to address sexual misconduct as a Department of Education investigation commences.
Oxy musicians get RAW; advertising maven Tor Myhren ’94 explains creativity; and more.
Notable and Quotable
Words worth repeating from a championship rugby team, a panel on immigration, President Veitch, and more.
Remembering Arthur G. Coons Jr. ’52—a father’s namesake and Oxy legacy.
Oxy plugs into the solar power movement—and turns out the lights on its 125th-anniversary year—on a Founders Day brimming with energy.
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