Occidental Magazine

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

Bookshelf

Herschel Cobb '65's memoir of his legendary grandfather, Ty Cobb, reveals a side that few people ever saw—loving nurturer

Letters

Readers weigh in on sexual misconduct and Oxy's endowment

Secrets of the House of An

Catherine An '02 never set out to join her parents and sisters as a restaurateur, but the chance to create her own niche proved as irresistible as Mama's garlic noodles

Bright Idea

Entrepreneurs Richard Highsmith '10 and Noah Applebome '10 charge into the burgeoning solar backpack market with affordable, portable power. Can BirkSun elbow its way to the mountaintop?

Taking Home Oscar

Technically, he got a medal, not the world's most recognized trophy. Still, Raffy Cortina '13 made Oxy history by winning top honors at the Student Academy Awards with his short Bottled Up

Shenanigans

In 1987, residents of Newcomb Hall pulled what some consider to be the greatest Oxy prank ever. Rob Cunningham '88 spills all

Newsmakers

A documentary filmmaker, a Commencement speaker, a basketball standout, and a coach named "Heat"

A Prized Professor

College dropout, screenwriter, and novelist Benedict Freedman (1919-2012) went back to school in his late 40s en route to Oxy

King Revisited

As Oxy honors Martin Luther King's legacy through community service, President Richard Gilman remembers King's historic 1967 visit to campus

Essential Reading

Oxy alumni have published hundreds (if not thousands) of books in just about every genre you can download. Here are 18 for the ages 

Behind the Beard

Occidental's founding president has always been something of an enigma. But a treasure trove of family keepsakes and archival research reveals a fuller portrait of Rev. Samuel H. Weller

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