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.

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January 15, 2019

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Bear in river
January 15, 2019

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Two bears in a river
January 15, 2019

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A cute bear
January 15, 2019

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December 6, 2018

While trying to figure out where to study abroad during the spring of my sophomore year, Oxy’s unique Campaign Semester program floated into my awareness as a possible option. I wanted a way to merge my political science education with "real world" experience without sacrificing time or class credits.

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November 17, 2018

Being a senior American studies and Spanish double major, I am constantly intrigued by the relationships between the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries. 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.

Image for Oxy Volleyball and life as a student-athlete
November 15, 2018

Since I was 10 years old, volleyball has been a huge part of my life and now, as a senior in college, I have just finished my last season of volleyball ever. It is the end of an era.

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October 26, 2018

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." This is where Boundless Brilliance comes in.

Image for Interning at Planned Parenthood during the Trump presidency
September 14, 2018

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.

Image for The cliché and so much more
September 12, 2018

How do you describe a semester abroad? 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.

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