My first realization that I was finally in college hit me during the first night of freshman orientation. The Class of 2016 was invited to a Square Dance, which somehow ended with a fist-pumping, loud-mainstream-music-playing dance just like the ones in high school. Except this time, the lyrics were entirely uncensored, with swear words piercing the air without hesitation. Of course, I had already been used to hearing swear words everywhere, but definitely not in the context of a school dance (my high school made sure to keep the music as clean as possible).I'm not longer in high school...Read More
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March 2, 2013
Blogger: Lisa Chang
March 1, 2013
Blogger: Enrique Aguilar
I’m baaaaaaaack. Hey guys, it’s Enrique reporting for duty! It’s been a while since my last blog post and I have a lot to say. First, did someone press fast forward on life?! Time has been flying by, and at first it was very overwhelming, but now I am getting used to it. Every Friday, my friends and I have been coming up with themes for the day. Last Friday we did “Vaquero Viernes” so we had to dress as cowboys/cowgirls for the whole day. I look forward to every Friday, so that kind of helps slow down time. Anyway, My birthday countdown has officially begun! Just 11 more months and I’ll be 20! I know you are probably thinking that I am crazy for starting my countdown the day after my birthday but it gives me something to look forward to all year round.
Spring break is around...Read More
February 28, 2013
Blogger: Laurel Cox
Hello everyone and Happy (Belated) Lunar New Year! Can you believe we’re already at the year of the Snake? Craziness.
What’s even more unbelievable is that it’s almost March. Where is the year going? This semester is special to me, primarily because I am studying abroad in Tokyo! My program doesn’t start until April, however, so I’ve been at home (im)patiently waiting to leave.
I haven’t just loafed around, though, tempting as that sounds! Earlier this month, actually, I went back to Oxy for a visit. I’ll tell you, nothing confuses people more than when they think you’ve left for the semester and you run into them in the market place. It was nice to get the chance to see my friends who were abroad last semester, as well as see my...Read More
February 26, 2013
Blogger: Amber Thai
February 26, 2013
Blogger: Marilyn Bran
February 25, 2013
Blogger: Daisy Zhang
It’s Daisy again!
I went back to China and met most of my high school friends during the winter break. Most of them are studying in Britain or Scotland, and as I talked about my college life, they kept asking me questions like "Hmmm, so, what's your major? "- college life in the UK is so different from my life at Oxy. They declared their majors when applying to colleges, and could only take major-related classes during their three years of studies - no wonder they were surprised about me talking about the new American Literature and European Philosophy knowledge I learned last semester as a Physics major. Also, the first year of college in Britain does not affect their final transcript, and they are only getting tested for what they learned at the start of each semester. While I studied 12...Read More
February 23, 2013
Blogger: Caitlin Fein
February 22, 2013
Blogger: Madi Tsuji
February 20, 2013
Blogger: Miranda Sieg
So, my ideal plans for after-graduation (research on interstellar unicorns) fell through, and I cried, and it was depressing, but it sort of opened my eyes to the fact that there are many ways to get where I want to go, some not even tangentially related to unicorns. Also to the sheer volume of derpy unicorn pictures on the internet. I mean, seriously, look at that guy. But let me back track a little.
While panicking that I had no future and would become a thirty-year-old couch bum reading manga all day in my parents’ basement, I scheduled an appointment with Oxy’s Career Development Center (or Center for Disease Control, when I can’t remember what it actually stands for). In the time between learning I would not, in fact, be circumnavigating Saturn uni-back and my appointment I...Read More
February 18, 2013
Blogger: Kyle Beasley
Wow. The first four weeks of the semester have gone by so unbelievably fast. Already, I have found myself spending long nights completing readings and writing reflection papers. I definitely don’t mind, though. This semester I am really enjoying all my classes and the material. The class that I find most interesting so far is GEO150 – Geographic Information Science. In this class we are mapping different groups and various inequalities. I find the material very useful in terms of identifying issues across different areas. I am also enjoying my Intergroup Dialogue course. In the class, there are students from various backgrounds that come together and talk about their experiences with race and...Read More