Feature Stories Archive


A lifelong fascination with art pushes Rachel Teannalach '03 to both promote and create it.

Added: November 10, 2014

Athenas Cross Country Wins First Place at 2014 SCIAC Championships

For the third consecutive year and the eleventh time in the history, the CMS Athenas cross-country team finished first in the SCIAC championships.

Added: November 7, 2014

Faculty Profile: Martha Gonzalez

In a recent session of Martha Gonzalez’ popular Fandango course, she taught the group of seven assembled students to play the eight-string jarana, the main instrument in the musical style of son jarocho.

Added: November 5, 2014

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Over a two day period in October, anti-racism activist Peggy McIntosh engaged the Scripps community in a series of public lectures, small group meetings, and discussions with administrators on privilege systems and the concept of “experts.”

Added: November 5, 2014

You Won’t Believe These Seven Tips for Writing Online

If you were looking for media hits about Scripps College this summer, odds are at least one of your results brought you to Jane Scearce ‘15. Now part of the C&M reporting staff, she offers some tips of the trade to aspiring writers -- in bullet form, no less.

Added: October 29, 2014

Meet Scripps College’s Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Finalists

We are pleased to announce that the Watson Fellowship Selection Committee has named three Scripps seniors who will present their proposals to the Watson Foundation either before or after winter break, though no date has yet been determined. Students from the Class of 2015 submitted a wide range of impressive applications, making this year’s selection highly competitive.

Added: October 27, 2014

To Teach Deliberately: English Professor Thomas Koenigs Joins the Scripps Community

The English department’s latest addition hopes to instill a love of American literature in his students, while completing a project of his own. “Everyone here has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome,” says Thomas Koenigs, who recently joined Scripps as an assistant professor in the College’s English Department. Aside from a change in weather, he says the transition from the East Coast has been smooth overall, and support from administrators, fellow faculty members, and students alike have helped make it so.

Added: October 23, 2014

2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Dr. A. Lee Fritschler: The Future of Higher Education

Scripps students have seen the future of higher education—and are curious about its changes. Dr. A. Lee Fritschler, Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, former Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education under President Clinton, and the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, engaged with students and the greater Claremont Colleges community in a weeklong series of discussions, classroom visits, and presentations about the future of higher education.

Added: October 20, 2014

Hollywood in Claremont: Choral Students Participate in Music Video

Because of its relatively close proximity to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, Scripps College students often have the opportunity to work with industry professionals from all walks of life. And sometimes, when the stars align, the entertainment industry comes to Claremont. Such was the case on September 23 when singer-songwriter Kina Grannis came to The Claremont Colleges.

Added: October 18, 2014

I AM THAT GIRL: Scripps College

"I AM THAT GIRL: Scripps College is the local chapter of a worldwide movement that aims to inspire women by encouraging them to embrace who they are and by advocating in favor of healthy media content for and by women. Our campus chapter is a space for collaboration, conversation and creation. We meet weekly to talk about life. We also host events that promote media literacy."

Added: October 17, 2014