Campus Conversations

Student Voices

Considering Oxy? Check out what our students have to say...

October 24, 2016

Katherine Kim '19

Just like that, it is already that time of semester again! This being my first blog of the year, it is surreal to think that the second half of the fall semester is already well underway. As a sophomore, this means thinking about what major I want to declare and narrowing down the scope of classes that I need to sign up for. Reminders have begun to flood into our emails from the Advising Center that advising week is the first week of November and that registration for Spring 2017 classes is the week of November 7...

Read More

October 19, 2016

Mackensie Priley '18

I am studying abroad in Amsterdam this semester in the SIT program Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender. I live in the southeast with my host Milly. I also have the opportunity to spend time with other members of Milly’s family as well. I have bonded with her nine-year-old granddaughter, but because she speaks very little English and I don’t speak Dutch, we communicate in different ways. One of our favorite ways is to show each other music videos we like. Milly and...

Read More

October 17, 2016

Tanvi Varma '19

This past summer, I had an internship that involved managing the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society sector for the company I worked for. This entailed single-handedly putting together a low-cost social event to get a head start on fundraising for the annual Light the Night Walk in October. Though it was difficult asking organizations to donate, and a challenge overseeing and executing every aspect of the event flawlessly, the overall experience taught me qualities that are useful in my daily life as a student at Occidental...

Read More

October 14, 2016

Laura Chun '19

As an Occidental student, I am proud to say I love the food on campus. We have four places to devour meals here at Oxy: the Marketplace, the Cooler, the Green Bean, and the Coffee Cart. The Marketplace is our main dining hall, with some fan favorites including omelet and pasta bar, taco Tuesday, specialty salad, and of course sandwiches made by Cathy. The Green Bean is the student run coffee shop on campus and features the best cold brew coffee and lattes in Eagle Rock (shhh, don't tell Cafe de Leche). And then there is the coffee cart, which is open late on the weekdays for students who...

Read More

October 13, 2016

Hiipoi Lee '18

My Study Abroad Experience


Kia ora (Hello!) from New Zealand! While the students at Oxy are surviving...

Read More

October 6, 2016

Romy Hackl ‘19 and Myka Kielbon ‘18

About KOXY, Romy Hackl

KOXY is the student-operated radio station here on campus, where students can apply to have their own show, either with or without co-hosts, and have it broadcast on ...

Read More

October 5, 2016

Ryan Lee '19

Welcome to Bike Share!


Do you live for the wind rushing past your aerodynamically stylish helmet? How about feeling the surge of energy as you shift to the next gear? Oh, the freedom, the...

Read More

October 3, 2016

Arianna Sue '18

My what an election cycle it has been!


For a politics major like me, watching elections unfold on my TV and social media is exciting (and...

Read More

September 29, 2016

Elise Sugarman '17

I am  back on campus and drowning in Comps preparations and midterms, and I can't help but look back on one of best summers of my life. This summer, I interned in the House Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill, which serves every Democratic Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Caucus organizes the Democratic members of Congress in order to accomplish a Democratic agenda on the Hill.


Read More

September 22, 2016

Elizabeth Andrews '20

As a first year, these last four weeks of school have been a whirlwind of transition. There has been so much to learn in the last month, some I have personally learned and some I have learned from watching others fail miserably. As first years, we were all blessed with the task to attempt to assimilate to a new culture. It has been great to watch my peers rise to the challenge of trying to appear as if we have any knowledge and understanding of what is going on. I have no doubt the lessons will continue...

Read More