Oxy Round 2
September 24, 2014
Blogger: Jane Drinkard
I received a text on my phone today that read: “Good luck on your presentation!” It was from one of my best friends here, but I didn’t remember telling her that I even had a presentation today. That being said, it made me smile and calmed my nerves.
This kind of small, friendly gesture is common at Oxy. Because it’s a small school people know each other and pick up on details. On the other hand, people are also held accountable for their actions and behavior when they make a mistake. The “popular” people on campus, are those people who use the size of the campus to their advantage, get to know as many people as possible, and genuinely care about them. It feels cliché and boring to say that everyone here is incredibly nice, but it really is true.
This year I’m a Sophomore, Undeclared major and recently declare Interdisciplinary Writing Minor. I’ve taken on a full schedule of four academic classes, yoga, working as a barista at the Green Bean Coffee shop on campus, writing for the weekly and acting and writing for a Catalist show. There are moments when I doubt myself or I feel I’ve taken on too much but I have my friends to take the pressure off and remind me that there’s really no other time in life where you’re surrounded by young, like-minded people, who have so much ahead of them.