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.

Talking the Part

From sarcastic teens to dinosaur-fighting warriors, voice actor Ashly Burch ’12 brings video game heroines to life

Worth Noting

A new species of scorpion named after Occidental College, a new role for adjunct professor Christopher Hawthorne, and a new study by assistant professor Bhavna Shamasunder

Boundless Brilliance

Three Oxy women set out to change children’s mindsets about science—and scientists—by bringing the laboratory experience to elementary schools

From Choi to the World

Led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Professor Sanjeev Khagram, L.A. and Oxy team up for a global initiative to accelerate Sustainable Development Goals

An Audience With Esperanza

Four-time Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding sparkled in the classroom and on stage, coaching student singers to be storytellers and showing them how it’s done

Two for the Show

Junior forwards Zach Baines and Austin DeWitz lit up the boards as the Tigers notched their best conference finish in a decade

Highlight Reel

Austin Lashley ’18 swims his way to All-American honors; Triana Anderson ’18 passes the 1,000-point milestone in basketball; and quarterback Bryan Scott ’17 makes a strong showing in a professional football developmental league

The Longest Yard

As Oxy football continues to recruit and rebuild for 2018, a College-wide task force evaluates the program’s future. Can—and should—Oxy football be saved?

Elephant in the Room

Pat Bates ’61 is only the second woman ever to lead a party caucus in the California State Senate—and she’s reaching across the aisle to bring relevance to a challenging role

Occidental Fanfare

Assistant professor of composition Adam Schoenberg takes joy in the creation of new music—and he has his first Grammy nomination to show for it