Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features and profiles of exceptional alumni.

Creating Art in a Pandemic

Oxy faculty and students embrace, explore, and experiment with technology to keep arts classes, exhibits, and performances humming

The Biology of Changemaking

With heart, energy, and a passion for research, Namandjé Bumpus ’03 becomes a role model for others as a trailblazing director at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Get Me Rewrite!

Regardless of one’s major or career path, Oxy’s writing proficiency requirement has proved essential to professional success. But don’t just take our word for it

Lawyering Outside the Box

Through her Rebellious Lawyering program, Thalia González’s students get hands-on experience in public-interest law, garnering new insights into the legal system and a head start on law school.

Building Anew

From campus landmarks to classroom spaces, the College has completed a burst of new construction during the pandemic

Pushing Against the Current

Valerie Jarrett's calling toward a life of public service led her to a key role in the Obama White House—and she urged Oxy students to follow their "quiet voice"

One Tiger, Many Stripes

A new multi-constituent commission examines Oxy's athletic programs with a focus on issues of competitiveness and diversity

The Play's the Thing

From Summer 2003: Designer, professor, and Medal of Arts recipient Ming Cho Lee '53 reflects on half a century's work in American theater

Making It Work

From remote worship to online meditation, and testing to teaching, these six alumni have mobilized in the fight against COVID-19

Urban Cowboy

Whether he's ranching. riding, or rapping, Compton Cowboys leader Randy Hook '12 brings swagger to the saddle