I hope that everyone has been having a great summer and had a great academic school year. I have been relaxing at home and hanging out with friends and family. It’s been nice to get some downtime, and it has also given me time to look for other things to do throughout the summer. Recently, I accepted the position as the Healthy Food Policy and Program Intern at the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. It’s been great to engage with new material and participate in workshops with parents and children in the local communities around the Eagle Rock area. UEPI and the program that I work for supports a great cause, which is to make people more aware about their access to local, healthy food and how they can improve their lifestyles as well as those of their children. If...Read More
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June 20, 2013
Blogger: Amber Thai
May 31, 2013
Blogger: Sarah Sterling
I have to say that the best part of graduating happens before you acutally graduate. "Senior Week" is a week packed with events for Oxy seniors before graduation weekend. Most students take the first few days of Senior Week to travel to Las Vegas for what has been called "the Oxy invasion." Over one hundred students went this year, and it was a Vegas experience unlike any other. You could not go down any street or into any hotel without seeing a fellow classmate! I'd say my favorite day in Vegas was when we all descended upon the pool at the MGM Grand for an afternoon of lounging and taking underwater photos.
On-campus events during Senior Week included a pub night hosted by Eagle Rock Brewery, a special performance of our school's...Read More
May 19, 2013
Blogger: Lisa Chang
Myth: Oxy does not have a business or entrepreneurship program, which means that Oxy students and faculty aren't interested in them.
May 11, 2013
Blogger: Everest Law
“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon
But when a person doesn’t even have the freedom of movement, his or her access to knowledge is no doubt severely restricted. The world seems much smaller in a prison, with the bars and barbwires pressing down on all sides. The four walls around the facility will eventually turn into the four walls in the inmates’ minds, and making them forget that it is possible to have a life “outside”. When they do get out, the lack of direction in life, combined with the lack of the means to create one, might eventually force them back into criminal activity.
It is not a healthy situation, which is why initiatives such as the Prison Education Project...Read More
May 9, 2013
Blogger: Becca Patch
When Finals Week rolls around, I always know I have something to look forward to: study breaks. It sounds silly, but I always look forward to planning exciting (read: dumb) ways to avoid doing my work pre-exams.
1. Plan a Few Trips. Finals Week is the perfect time to explore L.A. (No, I’m not joking) When else do you have a Tuesday afternoon free of class? Go check out the LACMA or the Getty Villa. Not interested in something quite so educational? My study buddy and I decided to spend an entire afternoon at Soup Plantation instead.
2. Take Advantage of Excellent Programming....Read More
May 7, 2013
Blogger: Enrique Aguilar
Macklemore was incredible. I hope y’all remember my last post where I talked about how excited I was about Spring Fest. I remember that my friends and I went to stand in line an hour and a half before doors opened just so we could get a great view. I pressured all of them to go early because I thought that everyone else would be doing...Read More
May 6, 2013
Blogger: Maddy Farkas
It’s that time of the semester when procrastinating for two hours in your dorm will still save you more time than trying to find a spot in the library. You eat Powerberries from Trader Joes thinking they will actually provide you with the power to write an essay, when really you’re just starving at 3 AM and have nowhere left to turn. It is 90 degrees outside and you’re convinced the sweat that just dripped from your thigh contained all that was left of your motivation. Time is irrelevant. One episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog turns into six. Two hours in the library turns into ten. It’s Finals Week.
Seven hours ago I took a study break. It is now 3:11 AM and I...Read More
May 3, 2013
Blogger: Madi Tsuji
Something that Oxy graduates tell me over and over is that Oxy provides a great, comprehensive education. And it’s true! I’ve really enjoyed the education I’ve had here so far. I have really enjoyed the psychology classes I’ve taken, but I’ve taken a lot of classes outside my major that I’ve liked too. This week I want to highlight some of the best classes I’ve taken here at Oxy, in no particular order.
16th Century Italian Renaissance with Professor Eric Frank (ARTH378)
This class was the class that made me realize how much I love art history. Professor Frank is a great lecturer – he is funny, has an incredible vocabulary, and really knows what he’s talking about. The Italian Renaissance is his specialty! I...Read More
May 1, 2013
Blogger: Katherine Carey
..are running out. It’s crazy that this was the last full week of classes in my undergraduate career. Since the last time I wrote in late February, much has happened. I survived my International Econ midterm, traveled within California for spring break, helped Delta’s newest batch of pledges become actives, and, perhaps most importantly, turned in my comps! There’s a picture of it so you can see A) what it looked like, and B) how excited/delirious I was when I turned it in. A great moment. Unfortunately, I still have presentations, papers, and finals before I can truly put the academic stuff behind me. I’m still trying to dig deep to find the motivation to do well on my assignments and in my classes, even though it seems like many of my senior...Read More
April 29, 2013
Blogger: David Sacci
Last week was a sad week: it marked the last full week of classes during my undergraduate career. At Oxy, many classes culminate with projects or presentations towards the end of the term, and my classes this semester are no exception.