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.

Seven Wonders

Oxy’s next generation of academics reflects on the College, their research, and the value of mentoring 

Thinking Ahead

What does the future of Occidental’s curriculum look like? Inclusive, interdisciplinary, urban, and global, according to a task force of Oxy faculty

Highlight Reel

First Team SCIAC honors for Roxanne Valle ’19 (women's cross country) and Brody Barkan ’19 (men’s cross country), and other fall sports standouts

Fall in for Oxy

Oxy’s stellar soccer squads claw their way into postseason play, topping off an upbeat autumn for the Tigers

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?