The further I've gotten away from my first semester of freshman year, the more I've realized how happy and at home I finally feel at Oxy. However, it's really nice to be home (in San Francisco), too. I was one of the only people in my quad that left campus to come home, and I'm really glad I did. I love spending time with my mom – she's one of my best friends. We have always had a great relationship with each other, mother-daughter and friend-to-friend. I talk to her about my problems, and she gives me great advice, especially when I'm feeling uneasy about my friends. Likewise, when she is having problems, I'm there for her, too. For the most part, my family and I have been blessed with good luck, good health, and happiness. We even just added a new addition to our family! However, since...Read More
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March 15, 2014
Blogger: Ashley Wilson
March 13, 2014
Blogger: Qiu Meng Fogarty
As it’s my first blog, I believe an introduction is in order! My name is Qiu, pronounced “Cho” as in “Cho Chang” or “Cho-sen.” I’m a Senior, studying Social Justice through making my own major. I hail from New York City. I enjoy hot yoga and I just adopted a 5 month old cat. ADORABLE!
So the topic of my blog post today is RACIAL DIVERSITY & EQUITY at Oxy.
As everyone will say, there are tons of types of diversity: diversity of thought, geographic location, religion, gender, sex, sexuality, race, class, ability, age etc. Occidental College has been made famous by its mission of diversity and equity. When potential college students start their college search, diversity is often one of the...Read More
March 13, 2014
Blogger: Lisa Chang
It's finally Spring Break at Oxy!
March 7, 2014
Blogger: Jill Marucut
March 7, 2014
Blogger: Lisa Gilliland
March 6, 2014
Blogger: Amber Thai
March 4, 2014
Blogger: Claudia Dumpson
Over the long President’s Day Weekend, my roommate (and sole car owner of our friend group) took a trip to San Francisco. Thus, we were left without a car for the weekend. At first, we questioned how we would possibly survive the weekend without the glorious blue Prius we had become so accustomed to.
Dying to get off campus, we decided to grab lunch at Highland Cafe on York Boulevard, one of the main streets surrounding Oxy. After a lovely lunch of quinoa veggie burgers, we walked to Scoops, an ice cream shop known for it’s unique flavors. I got chocolate bourbon, and my friend got avocado honey.
We then walked down York and made our way to Rangeview avenue. Admiring the beautiful Los Angeles February weather (mid 70s), we...Read More
March 3, 2014
Blogger: Matthew Cecconi
A truer statement has never been spoken. I cannot believe that spring break is already just a week away. This semester seems to be flying by and I have been trying to make the most of it. From a standing weekly date to go to a taco truck and then watch the new episode of How I Met Your Mother with friends, to going hiking on the weekends, life this semester really has been fun. One of my favorite trips this semester has been a midnight trip to the local bowling alley to bowl with my friends. Another plus from this semester is that my classes are all really fun and entertaining.
As I mentioned in my last blog I am taking two sociology classes, deviance and qualitative research methods, to help satisfy requirements for my major. In...Read More
March 1, 2014
Blogger: Jeremy Childs
Is it just me, or does spring semester always seem to go by faster than fall semester? I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising: spring semester has a lot going on. In addition to a full course load, students often have to spend their spring semester planning out the rest of the year. Applications for internships, study abroad, summer research, and financial aid take up a significant amount of time, especially when compounded with the search for new living accommodations. It’s a very stressful time because plans are up in the air for most of the semester, and by the time dust finally settles, it’s too late to apply for anything else. Every opportunity feels like it’s make-or-break, and even though experience has taught me that things tend to work out eventually, the process does not become any...Read More
March 1, 2014
Blogger: Columbia Shafer
I had my first class of Spring semester yesterday, after the longest winter break of my life. I’ve spent three months out of school waiting to spend a semester abroad studying in New Zealand. Because of the reversed seasons in the southern hemisphere, I’ve had my summer break in the middle of winter. After my months of waiting I’ve finally arrived in Aotearoa - the indigenous Maori name for New Zealand meaning the Land of the Long White Cloud. And so far it has been worth the wait! I’ve only been in the country for twelve days, but it certainly has been jam packed with excitement.
I am spending this semester at the University of Otago in the city of Dunedin. If that city doesn’t sound familiar than you are just like me when I started looking at programs in New Zealand. I thought I...Read More