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!
If you asked me last August what I’d be doing over spring break, I would’ve probably said something typical and vague, along the lines of going home and hanging out with old friends. I would have never predicted how I’d actually spend my spring break—in Dublin, Ireland with the womxn’s rugby team.
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."
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. Only towards the end of my junior year did my sporadic attendance to these meetings become regular and meaningful; I realized that tuning in to the country’s treatment of women was the most important thing I could be...