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 Spring 2022 issue is online now.

On Location

In a banner year for TV and film production at Oxy—including "NCIS," "Private Practice," and "CSI"—"Arrested Development" sneaks onto campus as the Bluth family saga springs back to life


A retired jersey, Labs for the Liberal Arts, new professors, and Facebook friends


New books from professors Arthé Anthony, Robert Richmond Ellis, and Anthony Chase, as well as novelists Suzanne Selfors '86 and Bill Thomas '53


Jorge Gonzalez hotfoots it to London, Emmons expands its psychiatric and counseling services, and more

While You Were Away ...

As a new school year dawns, Swan Hall reopens its doors, Oxy's website gets a makeover, and Peter Dreier goes five minutes with Bill O'Reilly. Here's what you might have missed


A second opinion on the last 25 years, and an alternate solution to Oxy's late-'80s crosses conundrum

75 Years, 75 Cheers

To commemorate 75 years of memorable ­performances, we present a list of 75 of Thorne Hall's most ­celebrated visitors

Web Extra

Singular Sensations

Makenzie Brandon '13 and Caroline Chang '14 soar on the court and in the water, respectively, to take top SCIAC honors 

Handle With Care

Student discord over the reporting of sexual assaults on campus intensifies an ongoing dialogue on Oxy's policies and process


Remembering a player, a pioneer, a professor, and a planner


Line scores and panels and dancers, oh my!

Notable and Quotable

"I've been getting awards for changing my mind. To me, it's all slightly ridiculous. We should all always be skeptical."


A high-water mark for swimmer Steven van Deventer '15, a new calling for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Coll '80, a second Oscar for director Ben Affleck '95, and more