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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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.


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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...

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September 16, 2016

By: Matt Hao '19

Ioooooooooooo Triumphe! Heyyyyyy Tigers/potential new Tigers/Tiger parents/people just browsing the Internet who happened to come across this wonderful page. It’s me, Matt, and I’m baaack! With another school year starting, what better way to start off the Student Voices blog than informing y’all about one of the best experiences of my life, O-Team! To paraphrase Drake, O-Team O-Teaaaammmmm; we do a lot of cheers when we in O-Team! If you inserted those words into the verse of Drake’s song, One Dance, you’re most likely...

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July 14, 2016

Blogger: Alexis Morse
My name is Alex and I'm a rising junior, psychology major, and writing minor. Here at Oxy, we have an amazing program called InternLA, which I am lucky enough to be a part of for the summer. InternLA is a pretty prominent part of the internship opportunities at Oxy, so I wanted to tell a bit about how it has been so far. 
To apply to ...
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June 29, 2016

Blogger: Maddie Dimarco

Internships can be an anxiety-provoking topic for students, particularly for those like me who are entering their senior year in college. Getting the right opportunity can mean the acquisition of significant skills, contacts and even the promise of a job after graduation. The kinds of internships towards which my social science peers and I gravitate tend to be with non-profits, NGO’s, or organizations that work in the international development world. Unfortunately, those amazing internships rarely provide any funding for their interns. This...

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June 7, 2016

Blogger: Maddy Farkas

To whomever is reading this, whether it be my mom, my boss, or my mom, hello for the final time. This is my 24th blog post while being at Oxy; I can say with confidence that many of these were mediocre at best, and often lacked any real substance, but there was something about reading my first blog post from September 2012 that really got me to think about how Oxy has made me the person that I am today. And it’s not easy to put these thoughts into words, so please bear with me for this one. I’m also writing this...

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May 12, 2016

Blogger: Neah Bois

With the end of the year fast approaching, summer break is on the minds of students at Occidental. Sure, we have finals next week but we’re so close! We made it! And after summer break comes…. Next year? I won’t lie, I am a little excited for next year, and one of the reasons I am so excited is due to where I will be living.

A few weeks ago, my friends and I went through room draw. There were a few options for us: triple room draw, normal room draw, or themed housing. For a lot of rising sophomores, which I am, Norris Hall is high in demand. It’s a themed living space where you live in shared quads. A lot of my friends went for this option, but I decided I didn't want to live with 8-16 people. That being said, I decided to go for a triple...

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