Winter 2018

The Longest Yard
As Oxy football continues to recruit and rebuild for 2018, a College-wide task force evaluates the program’s future. Can—and should—Oxy football be saved?
Elephant in the Room
Pat Bates ’61 is only the second woman ever to lead a party caucus in the California State Senate—and she’s reaching across the aisle to bring relevance to a challenging role
Occidental Fanfare
Assistant professor of composition Adam Schoenberg takes joy in the creation of new music—and he has his first Grammy nomination to show for it
Java Opportunities
In just eight years, the Green Bean has become a campus fixture and a cultural hub of activity. Now the student-run business has become a launching pad for careers in the hospitality...
One Step Ahead
Before disaster strikes, geologist Debbie Weiser ’08 uses science and technology to help government leaders and decision-makers prepare for the worst
Oxy's Patterson Century
Los Angeles’ oldest athletic stadium has hosted many of the College’s most memorable sports moments and more than a few other milestones
Quotable
“We spend billions to study outer space, and we know so little about life on our own planet. Every time we go into the deep sea we discover new species.”
Worth Noting
A master class with Esperanza Spalding, an Online Pacemaker award for The Occidental Weekly , and a reprieve on sharing your personal user data online
Earning Their Stripes
Senior Claire Strohm kills, women’s soccer standouts thrill, and Oxy’s cross country squads aim for the top of the hill in fall sports action
Committed to the Public Good
As its staunchest advocates will attest, the Barack Obama Scholars Program expands the legacy of the nation’s 44th president, builds the bench for public service and civic engagement, and...
No Small Feat
In just four years, Bombas has sold 5 million pairs of socks and given away 5 million more—but Andrew Heath ’04 and brother David are only getting started