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October 31, 2014
Blogger: Sarah Safuto
October 29, 2014
Blogger: Sarah Tamashiro
Art history is much more than looking at pretty things on walls; it’s part-economics, part-genders studies, part-international affairs, part-science and technology. It’s everything really, just with the perks of looking at things that are easy on the eyes (usually) everyday.
Art historians are critical observers. Nothing is the way it initially seems and...Read More
October 27, 2014
Blogger: Aviva Alvarez-Zakson
I’m a first-time blogger here, besides that one time I tried to be an angsty teenager and found out I was actually really happy, but I digress. As the tour guide coordinator here at Oxy, allow me to introduce myself in my tour guide fashion: My name is Aviva Alvarez-Zakson, a senior, Los Angeles native, history major, education and Japanese studies double minor here at Oxy. Outside of my work at the Office of Admission as the tour guide coordinator, I am a member of the Varsity Swim and Dive team and co-president of the Student Athlete-Advisory Committee on campus. I have also...Read More
October 24, 2014
Blogger: Daphne Auza
I’ve been sitting here brainstorming ideas for this admission blog for the past half hour, and apparently all I can draw out of me is “Hello world.” After the festival that I worked for all summer ended, I was excited to see that I had at least a couple free hours of nothing (sweet, glorious nothing!) every day in my schedule. But I quickly realized the deception of “nothing”. The end of my internship meant catching up on material for...Read More
October 22, 2014
Blogger: Maddy Farkas
Oh, hello. Didn’t see you come in. Welcome to my humble abode, aka Installation Numero 16 of my blog posts. Can you believe we’re already past puberty? Time is truly amazing. Are you all getting sick of me yet? Do you even read these? Who knows? To be honest, I’m struggling to figure out what to write about this time ‘round. Mainly because I’m sick of writing about myself, and you all probably remember how busy I am, so what more is there to say? I guess strap in for a few rounds of shameless self-promotion.
October 21, 2014
Blogger: Kate Coursey
Hey everyone! This is my first time blogging, so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kate Coursey, and I’m a senior studying English and Biochemistry here at Oxy. I’m preparing to apply for med school after college. I transferred to Oxy last year in the Fall, and after one year here, I feel I’ve gained a lot of perspective on what makes this college so unique and extraordinary.
Before attending Occidental, I studied at the University of Utah for two years. The University of Utah is a large public research university with some really great professors and classes. Ultimately, however, I felt...Read More
October 20, 2014
Blogger: Keane Tarrosa
October 15, 2014
Blogger: Kyle Beasley
It has been a while since I have blogged for Oxy, so allow me to reintroduce myself. I’m Kyle and I am a senior, urban and environmental policy major. I am just returning to campus after spending the Spring 2014 semester in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This year at Oxy I am actively involved with the Black Student Alliance and I am also a Senior Fellow with the Office of Admission.
As I mentioned, I am just returning after being abroad for 6 months. It is weird to know that, already, I am well into the first semester of my last year here at Oxy. While it sounds so cliche to say, it seems like just last week I was starting my first year, nervous about starting classes and getting involved. Now, as a “seasoned veteran”, its cool to be in a...Read More
October 14, 2014
Blogger: Amber Thai
I hope that the semester has started off well (: It’s already October and I’m in the middle of doing my senior comps and can’t even start thinking about how I’m going to be graduating next Spring semester because everything seems so far off into the future. Time is passing by slowly which is good because I want to have as much time as possible to hang out with my friends. I don’t know if it’s because it’s Senior year but I’ve also had much more energy to do homework and work now more than ever. Maybe it’s due to the past three years that have trained me to stay up late haha.
As far as what I’ve been up to for this semester, I applied for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Vietnam, which would allow me to spend a whole year in Vietnam to teach English to...Read More
October 13, 2014
Blogger: Columbia Shafer
On tours I often have been asked, “What is the defining quality of an Oxy student?” After three years of close observation of Occidental students in their natural habitat I have come the the conclusion that we are a busy bunch. No matter what a student's interests are they probably involved in half a dozen different organizations, taking challenging classes, working, and making time to go out and explore LA. I'm certainly no exception to the busy Oxy lifestyle, and this past week has been proof.
The week started at 6am on Sunday when I got up to watch the sunrise on me and my roommate's birthday (a tradition I've blogged about before, pictured below).... Read More