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Exploring (all of) Turkey

Coming Home to Oxy


Autumn at Oxy

Hey everyone! It’s Maddy, back reporting for duty. Since the last time I wrote, I got through my first round of midterms, attended what some would consider a concert (I’d call it a claustrophobic death-trap), discovered that TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! is a real thing, and watched the sunrise shine upon Michael Cera’s beautiful face. So basically nothing out of the ordinary.

A Campaign Semester of hard work is rewarded!


I'm returning to campus from Campaign Semester for my first class this year, and a flood of memories of the Organizing for America campaign has come back to provoke some critical thinking and bittersweet emotions.

Campaign Semester

I'm Jill Marucut, a junior at Oxy and a newly declared Politics Major.

Creative Writing at Occidental!

Hello again, friends! Today’s post is going to focus on some of the various creative writing opportunities for students here at Occidental. If you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, then this post is meant for you!The first opportunity I want to mention is Occidental’s annual literary contest.

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