Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features and profiles of exceptional alumni.

Boundless Brilliance

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

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

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

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

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

Holi Spirit

SASA’s annual festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring

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

Talking the Part

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

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