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January 2, 2015
Blogger: Sarah Tamashiro
December 30, 2014
Blogger: Griffin Taylor
December 25, 2014
Bogger: Connie Oh
Now that winter break is here, and you’ve probably already heard way too much about finals week at this point, I’m going to talk about something other than academics here at Oxy – I’m going to talk about getting involved with community service. I’m extremely passionate about giving back to the community. It’s always been a big part of my life, so obviously, community service is one of the most important activities I do here at Oxy. Here’s my little blurb on why (and how) to get involved in community service at Oxy.
First of all, it’s so easy to get involved in community service at Oxy. One look at the website for the Office of Community Engagement will tell you immediately that there are tons of ways to get easily involved....Read More
December 23, 2014
Blogger: Keane Tarrosa
December 14, 2014
Blogger: Lisa Chang
December 9, 2014
Blogger: Sarah Safuto
Greetings and salutations, readers! Last time I wrote about how happy I was that I transferred to Occidental; today I'm going to talk about my senior year here thus far and how being a transfer student plays into my feelings about that.
I'll start off by saying that all those things that my relatives told me about it all “going by so fast” - those things at which I smiled very politely then brushed off in high school – are absolutely true. Now that I'm getting ready to submit my comps and staring the first round of senior-year-finals in the face, it has started to hit me how close I actually am to graduating.
I told someone a few weeks ago that I...Read More
December 8, 2014
Blogger: Daphne Auza
December 5, 2014
Blogger: Aviva Alvarez-Zakson
December 4, 2014
Blogger: Donovan Dennis
It’s around this time of the semester, with finals looming and research papers accumulating that the usual groans and gripes about schoolwork reach their peak. The excitements of classes and friends have worn off, and students are ready to head home for the well-deserved break. More often than not, the complaints are about a class, or exhaustion, or an exam that was unfairly graded—the list seems endless.
… What a lucky life we live that our most vocal complaint is the binder full of learning we must complete over the weekend.
Oxy students know about privilege. If they were unaware before coming to Occidental, they are introduced to the various privileges one can have—be it socioeconomic, personal, familial, the list goes on—almost upon arrival on campus. These privileges can often cause divisions between students, but there is one privilege that all Oxy students share, and that is the opportunity to attend...Read More
December 2, 2014
Blogger: Rhys Berkwitt
Hello friends, foes, prospective students, and whoever else may be reading this!
This is not my first time around the Oxy student voices blog block but it has been quite some time so allow me to reintroduce myself…
My name is Rhys, pronounced like “Reese” but spelled this way because my parents have been committed to giving me a hard time since day one (kidding!). I am a current junior cognitive science major, public health minor, from Seattle, and I work in the Office of Admission as a Diversity Initiative Intern.
This semester has been an interesting one. After finding out about my acceptance to study abroad over the summer--starting in January I will be going to New Orleans, Vietnam, South Africa, and Argentina for a global health program--I was hesitant about...Read More