When I got back to Oxy after being abroad last semester, I almost felt like a freshman again: I didn’t recognize anyone, I forgot where buildings were, and most importantly, I had a renewed desire to get involved. After deciding not to play softball this semester, I knew I would be overwhelmed by the new amount of free time I had acquired. I started off my semester of new activities by becoming a more active member of InterVarsity (IV) which is a Christian fellowship that exists on many college campuses. I started going to IV my sophomore year, but have decided to become more involved with it this semester. It’s a really fun group to be a part of, everyone is really nice and I have made more new friends then I imagined being able to make in my junior year...Read More
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March 11, 2013
Blogger: Lisa Gilliland
March 6, 2013
Blogger: Katherine Carey
So it’s March. I think I’m developing a trend in blog posts of freaking out about how fast time is going, but I swear to you, it feels like it’s speeding up!! I’m pretty sure I got back to school last week, and now it’s March and a draft of my comps was due last week. I’ve decided there’s basically nothing worse than having loads of my friends finished/finishing comps and not having mine done until April 16th. Part of me wants to count down the days until I don’t have to do it anymore, but that will mean I’m about a month away from graduating and I don’t want that either. I’m sure you can identify.
On top of balancing the schoolwork, I’m also starting to have to think about “life after...Read More
March 5, 2013
Blogger: Jill Marucut
March 4, 2013
Blogger: Maddy Farkas
I’m starting this blog post over a week in advance in hopes of ultimately creating the (self-deemed) “perfect post.” What constitutes a perfect post? I wish I knew. If I did, I would have written it back in September when I first began writing these things. I have already used the passive voice two too many times, so I’m off to a flying start. Maybe having a grammatically incorrect post is key. While that goes against my beliefs, it might be the answer. How are one too know?
Ok, that hurt to write, and it hurts even more to look at. Is this what it feels like to be on the writing staff for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno?
Right. Perfect blog post. Come on, Maddy. So far all I have accomplished is some fake bad grammar and a pop culture reference, and the latter was basically handed to me on a shiny, silver platter. (Rhyme!) Now it’s also occurring to me that I need to relate this back to...Read More
March 2, 2013
Blogger: Lisa Chang
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
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