Student Voices

Student Voices is a blog run by the Admission Office in which current students write about their experiences with academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Considering Oxy? Hear what our students have to say.

MAMA music club members
December 11, 2019

The following is an interview detailing how Tzu Kit Chan ’23 and MAMA Club work to achieve their “goal to inform, inspire, and infect club members to expand their musical taste and horizons while developing a profound appreciation for music.”

Womens Volleyball Team
November 22, 2019

My name is Kat Chodaczek, and I’m a first-year planning to major in Media Arts and Culture at Oxy. I grew up just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and have lived there my entire life; the rest of my family hails from various other northeastern states. So how did I end up three thousand miles away at a small liberal arts college in Los Angeles?

November 4, 2019

I look at this badge hanging on the wall right across from me that says “Activist” from the “Armenian Women in Media” panel I recently went to as part of the ANCA’s (Armenian National Committee of America’s) Grassroots Conference, and I am inspired to share what this activism looks like in my culture and personally.

Jazz Henry '23
October 30, 2019

ICC leadership is passionate about their plans for the space to be more than just another place on campus, and have envisioned ICC bringing about change and social awareness at Occidental.

The Homecoming Schedule
October 18, 2019

Homecoming at Oxy is a joyful weekend full of reunions, celebrations, and activities. Sports teams play important games and our choir performs their first concert. Accordingly, we asked representatives from a few different groups on campus what homecoming means to them:

Full Staff Photo
October 3, 2019

It was 2 a.m. I was sitting at a table in our newsroom with three other student editors, laptops and half-eaten sandwiches and papers strewn between us.

Students Julia Eubanks and Wafa Abedin
September 26, 2019

At my first year orientation, former ASOC president, Jacques Lesure, gave a speech centered on the idea of discomfort; change only rises from the discomfort of moving and shaking.

students at the UN building
September 20, 2019

Each fall a select group of Oxy students are awarded the opportunity to move to New York City and intern full time at the United Nations.

IPO photo
September 12, 2019

The unique and challenging nature of studying abroad has been well documented in the Student Voices blogs, but this piece is different from all of them. This is a real-life record of the first few weeks of an international student who is planning to stay here for four whole years.

The Night view from Griffith Observatory
August 28, 2019

It has been a summer full of tours, reading and socializing. But the prospect of returning to campus for a new semester is a compelling one.