Occidental Magazine

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

From a Distance

In a race against two calendars—academic and pandemic—how did Oxy transform in less than two weeks from a high-touch curriculum to a remote learning model?

Class Disrupted

Many special senior moments have been upended by COVID-19—and a traditional Commencement will have to wait. But the Class of 2020 has made memories that no virus can destroy

COVID-19, Tigers 0

The SCIAC spring sports season ended abruptly—and these senior student-athletes will miss their Oxy families almost as much as the thrill of victory

Duty Calls

When the pandemic turned the College’s operations upside down in March, President Veitch had to throw out the script for his final days in office—but he and his team responded with commitment, collegiality, and flexibility

Good News in a Pandemic

From the biology department shipping PPE to hospitals to Oxy Arts making art kits to students in Highland Park, here are nine snapshots of the Oxy family coming together in a time of need

The Last Picture Show

Assistant professor Aleem Hossain realized a dream when his first feature film was released theatrically in February—just before cinemas suddenly closed

Mixed Media

From New York City's "penny" papers to feminist manifestos for the revolution: new books and music by Oxy authors

Living La Vida Lockdown

With plans for Alumni Reunion Weekend on ice, this year’s Alumni Seal recipients reflect on their Oxy experience and their daily routine in “the new normal”

Virus of the Century

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918–19 claimed the lives of more than 675,000 Americans and shut down the College for seven weeks—but it could have been even worse for Oxy

Feeding a Need

With a rich menu of contemporary programming, the College’s Oxy Arts initiative nourishes socially conscious dialogue between the campus and community

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