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.

A Living Laboratory

Building on the College’s proximity to three distinctive ecosystems, its commitment  to cutting-edge genomics research, and its emphasis on experiential learning, Oxy embraces an interdisciplinary approach to environmental science

The Meaning of Wright

Professor Dale Wright’s journey to Buddhist enlightenment began when he was a teenager—and he’s spent the last four decades inspiring students to expand their thinking

'68 Is the New 50

As their golden anniversary fast approaches, members of the Class of 1968 refllect on four years that changed the world and shaped their Oxy experience

Twenty Something

Five student playwrights—and dozens of alumni professionals—bring the party to Keck Theater for the platinum anniversary of Oxy’s New Play Festival 

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