Occidental Magazine

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

Occidental Fanfare

Assistant professor of composition Adam Schoenberg takes joy in the creation of new music—and he has his first Grammy nomination to show for it 

Java Opportunities

In just eight years, the Green Bean has become a campus fixture and a cultural hub of activity. Now the student-run business has become a launching pad for careers in the hospitality industry

One Step Ahead

Before disaster strikes, geologist Debbie Weiser ’08 uses science and technology to help government leaders and decision-makers prepare for the worst

Oxy's Patterson Century

Los Angeles’ oldest athletic stadium has hosted many of the College’s most memorable sports moments and more than a few other milestones


“We spend billions to study outer space, and we know so little about life on our own planet. Every time we go into the deep sea we discover new species.”

Worth Noting

A master class with Esperanza Spalding, an Online Pacemaker award for The Occidental Weekly, and a reprieve on sharing your personal user data online

Earning Their Stripes

Senior Claire Strohm kills, women’s soccer standouts thrill, and Oxy’s cross country squads aim for the top of the hill in fall sports action

Committed to the Public Good

As its staunchest advocates will attest, the Barack Obama Scholars Program expands the legacy of the nation’s 44th president, builds the bench for public service and civic engagement, and broadens access to an Oxy education

No Small Feat

In just four years, Bombas has sold 5 million pairs of socks and given away 5 million more—but Andrew Heath ’04 and brother David are only getting started

Mammoth Undertaking

With an ingredient list high in protein and low in “weird stuff,” Anthony Ostland ’08 and Michael Winchell ’07 create a protein bar to their liking