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.

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

Worth Noting

A new major and minor in Black studies, a new photograph for the Huntington Library, and a top honor for teacher Jennifer Tróchez MacLean ’91

Playing Many Parts

From Shakespeare to statistics to literature to dance, John Bouchard and Alan Knoerr shared their passions with the Oxy community 

Taking Action in Africa

Catherine Haight ’98 balances a thriving Hollywood career as a TV and film editor with a commitment to empowering women and children in Congo

Why We Served

Half a century after their time in Vietnam, a dozen alumni share their war stories—the camaraderie, the challenges, and how their Oxy education readied them for combat