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.

December 6, 2018

While trying to figure out where to study abroad during the spring of my sophomore year, Oxy’s unique Campaign Semester program floated into my awareness as a possible option.

November 17, 2018

Being a senior American studies and Spanish double major, I am constantly intrigued by the relationships between the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries.

November 15, 2018

Since I was 10 years old, volleyball has been a huge part of my life and now, as a senior in college, I have just finished my last season of volleyball ever. It is the end of an era.

October 26, 2018

Every kid should know that they’re brilliant from get-go, yet this narrative is increasingly lacking in spaces for girls in STEM, or even for young girls who may later develop an interest in STEM, but are not encouraged to do so, deeming themselves "not smart enough."

September 14, 2018

During my first couple of years at Oxy, the Planned Parenthood Club was simply a space to spend time with my friends and stay up to date on issues regarding reproductive justice.

September 12, 2018

How do you describe a semester abroad?

August 7, 2018

As a Geology major, I am always seeking the hands-on experience; to me, the classroom can only take you so far.

July 30, 2018

As soon as I learned how to walk, I started to dance.

July 25, 2018

Originally created to bring together students from Hawaii and/or of Native Hawaiian descent, Hawaii club has transitioned to a space where Hawaiian culture can be celebrated by all.

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July 18, 2018

Following the beginning week of classes during my first year at Occidental College, I soon declared as a Biology major to pursue my interest in the environmental sciences.