Student Voices

Student roller skate in front of Thorne Hall

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

I wanted a way to merge my political science education with "real world" experience without sacrificing time or class credits. The prospect of working full-time for a political campaign seemed daunting: there would be no other college students to mingle with and I would be thrown into an intense professional environment—not to mention one in which I had no prior experience.

November 17, 2018

Just last year, I took a class at Occidental during the Spring that included a trip abroad to Spain for the first two weeks of summer. The class was called Latin American Writers in Spain, taught by Professor Adelaida López, which was amazing!

November 15, 2018

With 11 years in my pocket, I know it’s not actually the last time I’ll ever play volleyball, but it may be the last time I’ll do it competitively, which is so emotional! I definitely wasn’t ready for it to end as soon as it did, just like I’m not ready for my four years at Occidental to end in the Spring.

October 26, 2018

This is where Boundless Brilliance comes in.

September 12, 2018

Amazing, life changing, an experience you can have no where else are all common phrases you will hear. My experience studying abroad in New Zealand was all of the clichés and more.

August 7, 2018

In my Geology classes at Oxy we are always learning about how the world is actively changing around us so from the get go I was determined to seek out the field trip and research opportunities. It was surprisingly easy to get involved and I quickly began doing research with Professor Darren Larsen.

July 30, 2018

For as long as I can remember, dance has held presence and weight in my emotional and physical experiences. It’s my way to stay sane, build up serotonin, and challenge myself.

July 25, 2018

Anyone who feels a connection back to our home can join, be surrounded by others with similar experiences, and bond over  the events we organize on campus each year.

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July 18, 2018

For the most part, this was due to the open, interdisciplinary dialogue conducted in Dr. Beth Braker’s Bio 110 course.