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.

Students studying in the library
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.

November 22, 2016

Transferring is a very personal experience.

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November 16, 2016

Growing up in an authoritarian country, this was the first time I have witnessed a democratic election.

November 14, 2016


Oh, what’s that? You’re a poor college student in need of a job?

November 11, 2016

Two years ago, a few female students got together and created what hadn’t existed ever before in Occidental College’s history: a group that works to protect, promote, and celebrate reproductive rights and inclusive sexual health.

November 8, 2016

With the election happening this week and it dominating the news cycle, it is an exciting time to be a Politics major.

November 3, 2016

It is hard to believe that I am almost halfway through my sophomore year.

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November 1, 2016

Confession: I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I don’t know what I want to do after graduation, I don’t know where I want to live or what kind of job I want to have. Sometimes, I think I know, and then I get distracted by something new and completely change my idea.

October 27, 2016

One of the things I have to mention every time I talk to people about my school is the food here.

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October 24, 2016

Just like that, it is already that time of semester again! This being my first blog of the year, it is surreal to think that the second half of the fall semester is already well underway. As a sophomore, this means thinking about what major I want to declare and narrowing down the scope of classes that I need to sign up for.