Student Voices is a blog where current students write about various experiences including academics, sports, student groups, study abroad, and other extracurricular activities. Hear what our students have to say!

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Aloha kākou!
 
My name is Sarah Tamashiro and I am a senior art history major.  I am from Waimalu, Hawaii and originally attended school on the east coast and after finding that it wasn't the place for me, I decided to transfer schools.  The art history opportunities that being in a metropolis like Los Angeles could offer was a big pull for me to transfer to Oxy in my sophomore year.
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Bucket Lists: From Weddings to Taco Trucks
Hey everyone, my name is Keane.  This is my first time blogging for the Office of Admission, so I’ll start off with some basics. I’m a senior economics major here at Oxy, minoring in education and sociology. On campus, I’m a member of Oxy’s Impact Fund (a microfinance club) and the Vice President of Phi Kappa Psi (one of Oxy’s eight greek organizations).
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Why You Should Consider the UEP Major
I took me a while to finally admit this to myself, but I am an indecisive person. If you can relate to this then you can imagine the difficulty I encountered when I had to chose my major. I considered at least 6 different majors before I finally decided I was going to study Urban and Environmental Policy.
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Adios, Tigres!

Unlike most of my fellow senior classmates, my last assignment was not turned in inside one of the hallowed halls of our now alma mater (whoa, that’s weird to say!). I submitted my final group paper for BIO 370: Tropical Ecology just a few nights ago at the Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Bocas del Toro, Panama after eight days of intensive coral reef research.

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Being an Adult This Summer

"Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about." –Winston Churchill

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Do's and Don'ts of Finals

Hey guys! I’m back for another blog post, and this time I thought of doing something different. Finals are approaching, and you know what that means? Time to start studying. Actually, if you are one of those students who plans ahead of time, you probably have already started studying.

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How to Make the Most of Admitted Student Day

Today will mark my third year volunteering for Admitted Student Day at Occidental. As a veteran of the event, I’d like to share a few things that I hope will help you navigate this crazy, awesome, busy day–so without further ado, here are my top five tips for making the most of your ‘Experience Oxy!’ visit:

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An Empowering Week

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Dance Production 2014

Just a little over a month left of this school year! Crazy how fast time has past, huh?

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