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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
Stars in Stripes
As Occidental prepares to induct its inaugural class into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming & Family Weekend, the playing field has never been more level for men and women...
13 Alumni Who Shaped Los Angeles
From planning the freeway system and aiding the conservation movement to bringing the Dodgers and the Olympics to town, Oxy alumni have been integral to the development of the City of...
Robert T. Moore, Moore Laboratory, Occidental College
The Moore Identity
After more than 60 years of sitting in oak case drawers, the 60,000-plus specimens in Oxy's Moore Lab of Zoology are more vital than ever, as advances in DNA sequencing technology offer new...
Life of Jaws
Fascinated by sharks from an early age, marine biologist Lisa Natanson '81 takes to the ocean, her $17 knife close at hand, to explore the mysteries of nature's most toothsome predators
Portland Trail Blazer
LiFT Label founder Bobby Bonaparte '10 charts new territory with a DIY fashion line that reflects his hometown's culture
Gap CEO Art Peck
Windows to the World
When Art Peck '77 stepped into the presidency of Gap North America in February 2011, the iconic retailer had fallen out of fashion. Now that he's turned the brand around, he's out to...
Character Building
For 75 years, Thorne Hall has stood as the preeminent symbol of Occidental—the anchor of its educational and cultural pursuits. But it may have never been built without the vision, and...
Multiple Personalities
Oxy's oldest—and most popular—Oswald logo was created in the 1930s by a decal manufacturer in Los Angeles. And boy, did he get around. Here's the untold story of one tiger's many aliases—...
Sticking to his Story
Peanut butter is the staff of life for many college students—and biographer Jon Krampner '74 spreads it on thick in a comprehensive history of this all-American food
Professor Regina Freer, Occidental College
Engaged and Infused
Politics professor Regina Freer—a political bystander turned L.A. insider—brings the heart of a community activist to the dynamics of city planning
Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch
Rolling in the Deep
President Veitch charts a course for the future of the liberal arts and sciences that buoys Oxy's strengths and dives into both local and global initiatives

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