Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2022-23 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2022 and Winter 2023).

Tigerwire

A Father's Namesake and Oxy Legacy

Newsmakers

Record-makers, record-breakers, award-winners, and Tor

Changing the Culture

As a Department of Education investigation commences, Oxy reinforces its efforts to address sexual misconduct

Large and in Charge

Members of Oxy's biggest graduating class—"America's most conspicuous minority," in the words of speaker Andrew Delbanco—commence the next stage of their lives

Mixed Media

HGTV designer wannabes take on the SAE and Alpha houses; a documentary details the grueling and mysterious Master Sommelier Diploma Examination; and Annette Bening headlines a list of coming attractions with an Oxy connection

Bookshelf

Herschel Cobb '65's memoir of his legendary grandfather, Ty Cobb, reveals a side that few people ever saw—loving nurturer

Letters

Readers weigh in on sexual misconduct and Oxy's endowment

Secrets of the House of An

Catherine An '02 never set out to join her parents and sisters as a restaurateur, but the chance to create her own niche proved as irresistible as Mama's garlic noodles

Bright Idea

Entrepreneurs Richard Highsmith '10 and Noah Applebome '10 charge into the burgeoning solar backpack market with affordable, portable power. Can BirkSun elbow its way to the mountaintop?

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

Shenanigans

In 1987, residents of Newcomb Hall pulled what some consider to be the greatest Oxy prank ever. Rob Cunningham '88 spills all

Newsmakers

A documentary filmmaker, a Commencement speaker, a basketball standout, and a coach named "Heat"

A Prized Professor

College dropout, screenwriter, and novelist Benedict Freedman (1919-2012) went back to school in his late 40s en route to Oxy

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