Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2021-22 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2021 and Winter 2022). The Fall 2021 issue is online now.


Alumni reflect on Bill Neblett and John McMenamin, the price of access to the president, and the "greatest distance runner in Oxy history"

Doing Arizona Proud

Freshman Rep. Demion Clinco '02 attended a reception at the White House with the Obamas after standing up for gay rights. But jumpstarting the state's economy is his main agenda

Fruits of Mellon

Two years into Oxy's Labs for the Liberal Arts program—the product of a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—what experiments have been tried? What have we learned?

Bullish Over Broadway

Corey Brunish '77 has been a fixture of the Portland, Ore., theater scene for decades—and with his recent triumphs as a Tony-winning producer, he's conquering the Great White Way as well

Kitchen Nightmares

Butane hash oil is the latest home-cooking craze in the marijuana community. It's also the most explosive—and that keeps deputy district attorney Ashley Rosen '00 busy 

The Ballad of Johnson & Held

Blake Nielsen '05 and Chris Smutny '05 stake a claim in the custom belt buckle business with an entrepreneurial spirit honed at Oxy 

Wide Open Spaces

When John Howell '71 needs to get away from it all, he disappears into the San Gabriel Mountains. Now his job is to preserve that environment for plants and wildlife as well

Second Calling

Gene Grigsby '66 left a successful career in urban planning to take a flyer on fixing an ailing National Health Foundation. With an innovative program that addresses healthcare costs for homeless patients, he found a new lease on life 


Taking a page from his mentor, Professor Bob Winter, teacher Doug StanWiens '89 immerses his Boise High School students in the city's architectural history


Remembering two good friends of Oxy: John Gabbert '31 and Allen "Red" Gresham '53

Mixed Media

New offerings from Oxy authors—including a Royal Adventure for Sophia Grace & Rosie