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 Fall 2021 issue is online now.

Beetle Mania

Pasadena's Gold Bug gallery is crawling with curiosities—from jewel-encrusted insects to stuffed critters who died naturally. After seven strange, successful years, Theodora Coleman '08 prepares to take the reins of the family business

La Dolce Ippolita

Ippolita Rostagno '86 studied in Italy to be a sculptor. As an English literature major at Oxy, she aspired to be a choreographer. She ultimately found her calling designing luxury jewelry for the modern woman—and turned that into a nine-figure global enterprise

What Ike Likes

Handicapper Bob Ike '85 has made a career out of picking the ponies. Now he wants to change the game as an owner and online cashier

Civil Disobedience

In 1969, 42 Oxy students were suspended after protesting military recruiting on campus at the height of the Vietnam War. Nearly half of them never graduated. Forty-five years later, have old wounds healed?

He Spins, He Scores

Cassidy Bednark '98 turned a turntable passion into a bankable profession with a mix of persistence, prowess, and more mixtapes than you can shake your booty at. After a decade with the Denver Nuggets, DJ Bedz now has a home with the Broncos as well.

A Body of Work

Joanna (Hall) Gleason '72 is Oxy's most-celebrated actress, disappearing into every role while wowing critics and audiences alike. This fall, as she ignites the screen in The Skeleton Twins, she takes stock of her career in a cabaret revue.

The Wander Years

Words of advice to Oxy's graduating Class of 2014: Step out, take chances, and embrace life's journey

Fifty Going on 60

Oxy's Fifty Year Club welcomes the Class of 1964 to its ranks, continuing a rite of passage that dates back to 1954


Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy


Summer reading possibilities from Breanne Fahs '01, Susan Coll '81, and Désirée Zamorano; and a new mini-history of Oxy baseball


Oxy's Moore Laboratory for Zoology spreads its wings with a National Science Foundation grant; Raffy Cortina '13 meets fellow Student Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee; and more.

Kahanes United

A $5.5-million pledge from Elizabeth and Bill Kahane '70 strengthens a signature program for a better world 

World Class

Reaffirming Oxy's commitment to global citizenship in historic Johnson Hall, the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs and Choi Auditorium put a forward spin on the possibilities of intellectual endeavor