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January 23, 2012

Welcome back!  This semester is going to be great.  We're having some troubles right now, but overall we're getting amped for some exciting stuff coming your way!


Welcome back everyone!  Spring semester is here.  For our readers who are first year students, prepare yourself for a semester even more full of great events both on campus and off campus. In unfortunately news: right now we're having some difficulties with the calendar visibility for anyone who is not logged into the Oxyconnect system.  For some of our calendar, people who aren't logged in will only see "busy" instead of the event details....

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January 19, 2012

MLK Week Poster This year, Oxy is getting back to its old ways with a full week of programming celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Things are a little unusual since MLK Day actually took place before the first day of spring classes, and the celebration doesn't run Sunday to Saturday.  This year's programming will begin on Wednesday, January 25 and run through Wednesday, February 1 and will feature something for everyone.   For the service minded folks, the day of service is still the anchor, and will take place on Saturday.  With hundreds of people already registered, make sure you get your... Read More

December 13, 2011

Sorry folks.  We've been having some difficulties with the blog, so we're testing a few things.  Sorry for flooding your Twitter streams or your Facebook feed.  Hopefully we'll fix it soon.

December 7, 2011

Because finals week is arguably the most stressful week of the year, Oxy is willing to pamper us a little more than usual.  So before you start pulling out your hair, take a look at the stress relievers Oxy is offering, sponsored by The OSL, ORSL, and ResEd: Friday December 9th Location TBA for free Zumba Class-likely around the JSC Quad Monday December 12th at 6 PM in Booth Courtyard moved to Sycamore Glen come play with therapy puppies (PRECIOUS). Tuesday December 13th AND Wednesday December 14th from 7:00-10:00 PM in Lower Herrik there will be arts, crafts, pizza, candy, music, AND FREE MASSAGES!! (email... Read More

November 23, 2011

  Although 2011 isn't even over, the staff if the Office of Student Life (OSL) has already started to think ahead to the 2012-2013 academic year!  Although it seems far away, with a large number of students going abroad each semester, we like to have hiring information out about the following year early, so that any and all students can apply!  OSL will start accepting applications for the following positions starting December 1:

  • Orientation Coordinator
  • Orientation Core
  • ASOC Managers (TOA, Bengal Bus, La Encina, Programming Board, SAC, and Finance Assistant)
  • OSL Program Assistant
  • Green Bean Managers (Sales Analysis, Health & Safety, Staffing & Quality Control, Programming & Customer Experience, and Purchasing & Inventory)
  • OxyEngage Coordinator
The application and more information about the hiring process will be available...
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November 9, 2011

Please join the Intercultural Community Center and the Office of Community Engagement for an interactive workshop exploring the school to prison pipeline. The ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ refers to the policies and practices that push our nation’s schoolchildren out of the classroom and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems, disproportionately effecting students of color. This encompasses the growing use of zero-tolerance discipline, school-based arrests, disciplinary alternative schools, and secured detention which further marginalizes our most...

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October 26, 2011

They're back!!!!!  (And this time we promise the show will go on)
Founded in 1990, the Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that has served as a jump start for comedians such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz.  You've seen their comedians perform on your favorite shows, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 30 Rock, Chapelle's Show and countless others, now see what the Upright Citizens Brigade tour company has to offer.  On Saturday October 29, the Office of Student Life and Programming Board are hosting the Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Company in Samuelson Pavilion at 9:00PM, this is a free event.
To see a few videos of the Upright Citizens Brigade in action visit their... Read More

October 25, 2011

This weekend there is tons to do on campus to celebrate Homecoming at Oxy!  While the Homecoming website has a full on schedule of everything there is for alumni and students, there are a few things we wanted to make sure we highlighted as well.  Make sure you bust out your best BLACK and ORANGE garb and get ready to... Read More

October 7, 2011

Start your Pacific Standard Time Journey!! Starting in October, Southern California will be hosting one of the largest and most exhilarating artistic collaborations the world has ever seen. According to the Pacific Standard Time handbook, “Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of 60 cultural institutions [in Southern California] and more than 1350 artists … [working] to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles Art Scene”.  The art exhibits on display will focus on the post – World War II period ranging from 1945-1980. Many exhibits never seen in public will make their debut in multiple... Read More

September 28, 2011

gold line mapI hear quite a bit that it's so hard to get anywhere in LA.  I agree.  As someone who spends way more time in my car than I should, it is not easy to get around LA in a car.  Fortunately, there is a metro system that does a decent job.  It's not great if you're in a hurry, but it does take you to some interesting places.  Oxy is fairly close to the Metro Gold Line which picks up in Highland Park. But what can you do on the Gold Line?  That's a good question.  AAA's Westways Magazine just featured an article titled "L.A. by Light Rail"... Read More