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.

February 10, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (the first day of Black History Month), Rev. Dr. William Barber II came to Occidental's campus to share a message titled "Revival, Resiliency, and Redemption After Rejection," and I had the privilege of introducing him.

February 6, 2017

As an active member of Occidental’s Swim Cult…

February 3, 2017

As the clock showed 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning (two days into my second semester of sophomore year), I could not help but feel a wave of anxiety.

January 30, 2017

Every year, winter break serves as an excellent reminder of why I love being at Oxy.

January 25, 2017

Welcome back Oxy!

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January 23, 2017

Sydney Vermilyea '20

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December 10, 2016

Hey all! My name is Hannah Corman, and I am a sophomore from Long Beach, California. Here at Occidental, I am an economics major and a politics minor. Since I started my time here as a student at Occidental, I have been a part of the Student Advisory Wellness Committee, which we refer to as SWAC!

December 6, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                  I am an involved student at Occidental College. When I am not juggling five classes,

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December 2, 2016

At Thanksgiving dinner, my cousin and I (both sophomores in college) were reminiscing over how much we had changed in the past year. On a day-to-day basis, I never noticed the progression of change that was happening - my increase in confidence and outgoingness.

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November 30, 2016

Although I have been avoiding it, that time of year has come back. Between post-Thanksgiving-food coma and pre-snow-and-ski-all-day coma is the wake up call we've all been dreading: finals. Talk in the Green Bean circulates around dread and the need for coffee due to lack of sleep. In the library, students start staking out study spots that they won't leave for hours on end.

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