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!

Exploring Mexico after graduation

While the rest of my class was coming to terms with what it meant to enter the "real world" and assume post-graduate status, I had the perfect distraction in place.

Realizing passions and post-grad plans

Post-grad, what a scary time to think of!

JETting to Japan

Nervousness, excitement, exhaustion, wonder. I have been feeling a whirlwind of emotions since graduation.

Oxy Football: Looking Ahead

Football has been played at Occidental since 1894, and my teammates and I are ecstatic to take the field late next August to start the 124th season of Tiger football after what was a tumultuous previous campaign and a winter break sewn with uncertainty.

Transferring to Oxy

At the end of my senior year of high school, I was really set on engineering, but unfortunately I didn’t get into the school I wanted.

In the DJ Booth with KOXY

You may have heard that KOXY is Oxy’s student-run radio show, but it is so much more than that it’s Oxy’s go-to-pregame.

Career Services for First-Years: The Ascend Program

My college goal was always focused and centered around the liberal arts but big into resources and opportunities.

Diary of a College Athlete

As I lie in bed, my eyelids just barely wide enough to make out the image of the sun breaking free from the mountaintops, I shoot a glance at my alarm clock. Its blaring sound quickly gets me up and going, for I know that if I allow it to ring for much longer, I will disturb the peaceful hibernation of my roommate.

Black History Month

When I initially came to campus, the Black Student Association didn’t have a large presence, so me and a few of my friends in Pauley would get together in my room to talk about issues we faced both currently and growing up.

The Gears behind Greek Life

Just about everyone knows what Greek Life is, and you see the organizations everywhere on campus: Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Omicron Tau, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Zeta Tau Zeta, Phi Kappa Psi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

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