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.

From the Readers

Responses to our trivia quiz, tales of Professor De Rycke, and how education at Oxy—and the United States—has changed over the last 70 years

The Gorey Details

Decades after a chance encounter in a bookstore with Edward Gorey, author Mark Dery ’82 digs deep into the life of the writer, illustrator, and incomparable eccentric

Nature's Remedy

High on a Peruvian mountain more than 4,000 miles from Oxy, Adrienne (Spivak) ’08 and husband Garrett Hostetler ’08 bring modern ideas to the practice of plant-based medicine

A Perfect Match

From academics to athletics to the arts, Linda and Tod White ’59 follow their passions as they enhance the Oxy experience

Legends of Tomorrow

The Class of ’22 has arrived at Oxy—and if first impressions are any indication, we’ll be talking about these Tigers for years to come

Trivial Pursuits

So you think you know Oxy? Take our little quiz—we're not keeping score—and you might be surprised about some things you never learned

Economies of Scale

These are boom times for economics—Oxy’s biggest major for the last 19 years. As two popular professors prepare to retire, how will the department evolve?

Apple Watch

Apple vice president of marketing communications Tor Myhren ’94 has “the best job in the world.” (He just can’t talk much about it.)

Outside the Box

Employment lawyer turned mediator, author, and keynote speaker Pat Gillette ’73 helps women and businesses find common ground through uncommon solutions

My Oxy Mentor

Whether the topic is research or career options or life itself, meaningful interaction between students and professors is a vital component of the Oxy journey. Four graduating seniors and their faculty advisers reflect on the bonds they share—and the lessons they’ve taught each other.

'Our Place of Becoming'

Capping a celebration of women in leadership at Commencement, Sara El-Amine ’07 gets to the heart, hands, and brains of the Oxy experience

Team Effort

Generations of Oxy alumni rallied to save Tigers football from extinction. Now the hard work continues

'Identity Conflict'

To build a future "founded on fairness," Israeli and Palestinian self-determination need to move hand in hand, according to Kemp Lecturer Tal Becker

Win, Place, and Showtime

Oxy’s men’s and women’s track teams cap another spring campaign with four All-American honorees and their 31st consecutive trip to the nationals