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.

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September 21, 2015

There’s a lot I could say about myself to try and give a picture of what my life is like here at Oxy.

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September 10, 2015

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.

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August 4, 2015
Let’s take a trip 2,660 miles away from our lovely Californian Oasis to the streets of Baltimore. Nestled in northern Baltimore’s historic Roland Park neighborhood is Friends School of Baltimore, a small, Quaker, private school where I logged fourteen years of my life.
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July 21, 2015
Hey friends!
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July 14, 2015

I am suspended in a giant, blue paint can. Or at least it feels that way.

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May 18, 2015

Packing up to leave my dorm room is always difficult. I mean this purely in the literal sense…how did I accumulate so much useless stuff?

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March 28, 2015

Sawadeeka! Chan shoo Rebeca, chan pood pasa thai nid noi! : Hi! My name is Rebeca Lopez and I can speak a little Thai. I am currently studying abroad in Thailand and I will not try to sum up my experience into one blog because I don't think that is possible. Instead I want to talk about one of the many amazing experiences I have had: my homestay.

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March 14, 2015

Hi everybody! I’m writing to you all from Oceanside, CA where a bunch of friends and I have rented a beach house for our last Spring Break. One of the nice things about Oxy is that you’re so close to an array of amazing places.

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March 11, 2015

Hey everyone!

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March 6, 2015

Hi everyone!