Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2022-23 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2022 and Winter 2023).

The Joys of Summer

For 26 seasons, Oxy’s Summer Staff Softball League has served up friendly competition (and the occasional cold beverage) for employees and alumni

The Play's the Thing

With a dedicated space in the Academic Commons, a visionary team of student gamers, and a timely boost from an industry giant, esports levels up at Oxy

A Sound Foundation

One of the College’s oldest disciplines, music gets a makeover in response to the production boom of the 21st century—but if you want a classical education, you’ll find that as well

Director's Cut

Professor and filmmaker Broderick Fox explores the relationship between barbershops and masculinity in his new documentary, Manscaping

First Impressions

Seven members of the Class of 2026—and a 23-year-old sophomore transfer—open up about their aspirations for their Oxy experience

Diplomatic Community

Occidental's ties to foreign relations run deep—not just in the U.S. government, but in Japan and South Africa as well

Generation Next

In her sixth year as an Oxy trustee, Lisa Hinchliffe Link P’18 steps up to become board chair—30 years after her father assumed the same role

The Places Jack Built

Perpetuating the architectural legacy of Myron Hunt’s master plan for campus, Jack Samuelson ’46 brought his own flair to more than two dozen projects at Oxy

Worth Noting

A reimagined gathering space for the Oxy community, high marks for Oxy in a handful of major college guides, and a lifetime achievement award for Professor Emerita Betchen Barber

Mixed Media

Ernest Lehman's screenplays for films such as North by Northwest helped define a generation of moviemaking. Biographer Jon Krampner '74 explores the life of this lauded yet elusive character

A Purposeful Plan for Oxy

From rebuilding a sense of community to completing the Integrated Strategic Plan, President Elam outlines Occidental’s priorities for the new academic year

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