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 Season on the Brink

With new head coach Rob Cushman at the helm and a short roster riddled by injuries, Oxy’s storied football program looks to rebuild for next year

Making Things Right

Department of Education review cites Oxy for past violations of the Clery Act, finds the College now in compliance with federal crime-reporting laws 

"My Voice Could Make a Difference"

Occidental launches the Barack Obama Scholars Program to honor the president’s legacy, empowering future generations of students dedicated to the public good 


Remembering associate professor of chemistry Aram Nersissian and former track and field head coach Jim Bush

Festival of Life

Eamon Armstrong ’06 travels the planet researching the best festivals of every flavor—and he won’t stop until he’s built a global community

Self Discovery

Retiring professor of psychology Anne McCall Schell urged every student to be their Best Possible Self—and she took her own advice to heart

A Lifetime of Memories

Retiring professor Diana Card Linden made the leap from biology to cognitive science, building a program into a department while being mindful of her students


Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy

3rd Wave
Three popular mayors and an unpopular measure take center stage as Oxy’s 3rd LA resumes the dialogue
Surveying the Climate

A new study on sexual assault at Oxy underscores a perceptual gap between survivors and bystanders 

'Damn Proud' to Be a Tiger

From nine All-Americans and two SCIAC players of the year to a no-hitter in baseball and a tryout with the Rams, spring was a highlight reel for Oxy sports