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.

75 Years, 75 Cheers

To commemorate 75 years of memorable ­performances, we present a list of 75 of Thorne Hall's most ­celebrated visitors

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Singular Sensations

Makenzie Brandon '13 and Caroline Chang '14 soar on the court and in the water, respectively, to take top SCIAC honors 

Handle With Care

Student discord over the reporting of sexual assaults on campus intensifies an ongoing dialogue on Oxy's policies and process


Remembering a player, a pioneer, a professor, and a planner


Line scores and panels and dancers, oh my!

Notable and Quotable

"I've been getting awards for changing my mind. To me, it's all slightly ridiculous. We should all always be skeptical."


A high-water mark for swimmer Steven van Deventer '15, a new calling for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Coll '80, a second Oscar for director Ben Affleck '95, and more

Shadow Diplomacy

As Oxy's Walk In My Shoes program takes to the road, students challenge any preconceived notions about their chosen professions

Mixed Media

Good food, hard bodies, fish wars, and a "Harlem Shake" to boot


New additions (and new editions) from Oxy alumni and professors


Professor Dan Fineman weighs in on Oxy's endowment discourse, and a '51 alum testifies to the sticking power of Oswald

Portland Trail Blazer

LiFT Label founder Bobby Bonaparte '10 charts new territory with a DIY fashion line that reflects his hometown's culture

Windows to the World

When Art Peck '77 stepped into the presidency of Gap North America in February 2011, the iconic retailer had fallen out of fashion. Now that he's turned the brand around, he's out to revolutionize the digital dressing room