Well, folks, a lot has happened since the last time I wrote a blog post. I cut my own hair (no one could tell), I got married (to the art of making schedules), and I turned 21 (much less exciting than you would expect). I met the cast of Criminal Minds when they filmed at Oxy. I officially moved into a house for the school year. I found a sweatshirt at Goodwill with an image of a cat playing Bingo (my best find to date). The past few months have been wildly busy for me, which is why I’m now having trouble condensing it all into one succinct post that makes sense. It’s difficult to choose one facet of my life to focus on because everything is of equal importance. Except my cat. She is the most important of all. But I’ll save that conversation...Read More
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October 8, 2015
Blogger: Maddy Farkas
October 1, 2015
I started out my day thinking that by the end of my marine ecosystems (Bio 260) field trip, I would have an awesome day of fish collecting to write about. That all changed at about 10:30am.
As instructed, our lab group assembled at 7:50am outside the Moore lab, ready to head to Belmont shores to perform 6 beach seines. The beach seine net, the buckets, the coolers, and all necessary instruments were loaded in the vans, and we set off to join the traffic that awaited us.
When we got to the beach, we made the trek over to our first beach seining location. Beach seining is a method of fishing which uses a net with a collection...Read More
September 21, 2015
Blogger: Alexis Morse
There’s a lot I could say about myself to try and give a picture of what my life is like here at Oxy. I could talk about what I’m involved in-- everything I do with Planned Parenthood, the Queer Student Alliance, Wellness Committee, Glee Club, jazz vocal lessons, and the many different jobs I’ve had on campus. I have many stories of tears, both happy and sad, even from just two semesters of being here. But I feel like there’s this thing about Oxy, that makes us truly ...Read More
September 10, 2015
Blogger: Abbey Hastings
Every month or so I’ll have a friend or family member who wants to visit me in LA, just to see what my life at Oxy is like. Over the summer I had old friends from high school and study abroad cycling through sleeping on my couch on a weekly basis. I love having visitors because I love Oxy and I love Eagle Rock, and nothing is more exciting for me than showing the people I care about all the fun spots to hang out and eat. Though I can’t personally give an “Eagle Rock Tour” to prospective students, I think it’s an important part of the visiting experience to check out the surrounding neighborhood, simply because it really does shape student life at Oxy. That all being said, here’s a short list of things to do for visitors who want to check out Eagle Rock...Read More
August 4, 2015
Blogger: Declan Meagher
July 27, 2015
Blogger: Somer Greene
July 21, 2015
Blogger: Claudia Chow
July 20, 2015
Blogger: Ashkan Mortazavi
July 14, 2015
Blogger: Miranda Roethler
I am suspended in a giant, blue paint can. Or at least it feels that way.
“This is incredible,” I say, but all that comes out is a burst of bubbles that lazily make their way to the glimmering surface, some 65 feet above my head. I glance around at the four other scuba divers that surround me. We are all in awe, excitedly making various hand gestures to each other, though as of yet none of us have learned a hand signal for “totally cool!!!”
For the past two weeks, I have been taking a scientific diving course offered through the Southern California Marine Institute with two other Oxy students. We took this course so that we could dive with the Vantuna Research Group (VRG), the research group we...Read More
July 13, 2015
Blogger: Will Huang
Talking about myself is my second most favorite activity, so when Admissions contacted me to write about my summer, I didn't hesitate.
Where do I start? I recently got back from an all-expenses-paid vacation (or as we're calling it, a “conference”) from Chicago, where I spent four days doing touristy things with four other Oxy students. It was a journey of many firsts for me--first visit to Chicago, first limo ride, first Dodgers game (we won!), first deep-dish pizza, and much more. We were able to make it out to attractions from a cruise on Lake Michigan to art museums and planetariums to even a 95th floor bar! It was an absolute blast and we're very grateful to the Economics department for making it all possible.