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July 1, 2019

Food for Thought: Scripps Food Recovery Network Connects Sustainability to Social Justice

Nearly 40 percent of America’s food supply ends up in the garbage. In just one year, 133 billion pounds of food are tossed into landfills, increasing methane production and costing the nation $162 billion.

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June 10, 2019

Pathway to Resistance: Claremont Students Learn Alongside Incarcerated Students

Twenty-four students form a circle in a classroom inside California Rehabilitation Center (CRC). Twelve of these students attend The Claremont Colleges; the other 12 are incarcerated individuals.

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May 31, 2019

Catherine Allen ’20 Wins NCAA Championship for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Tennis Doubles Team

Catherine Allen ’20 and her doubles partner Caroline Cox (CMC) won the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Doubles Championship.

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May 21, 2019

Class of 2019: On Graffiti Wall, Art and Activism Collide

In one of the most enduring traditions at Scripps College, seniors leave their mark on campus by designing and signing an original mural on Graffiti Wall, adjacent to the Rose Garden. Spanning nearly a century, this rite of passage is a testament to the changing attitudes, concerns, and aesthetics of graduating classes.

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May 16, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: Gillian Holzer’s Mellow Yellow

Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers are wilting. In early 2018, news outlets around the world reported on chemical analyses performed by a team of Dutch and Belgian scientist that revealed that the sunflowers in Van Gogh’s famous paintings were degrading, turning from bright yellow to muddy olive green.

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May 13, 2019

Tselot Aklilu ’21 Awarded Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

By Rachel Morrison Sophomore Tselot Aklilu’s interest in community building and social justice began when she was just nine years old, when she moved from her native Ethiopia to Washington, D.C. She describes D.C. as a hub for immigrants, and she engaged deeply with immigrant advocacy throughout her high school years through Many Languages One […]

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May 8, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: Stephanie Nunez’s Education Comes Full Circle

By Rachel Morrison When Stephanie Nunez ’19 was just a sophomore, she petitioned to go abroad a year earlier than most Scripps students. She had recently completed her Core III course Foreign Language and Culture Teaching Clinic, taught by Professor of French Thierry Boucquey, and was eager to get a jump start on a cross-cultural, […]

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May 6, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: From Ocean Depths to Mountain Peaks: Xenia Rangaswami ’19 Focuses on Conservation

By Rachel Morrison In 2002, scientists watched in disbelief as most of the Larsen B Ice Shelf collapsed into the Weddell Sea off of the Antarctic Peninsula. Though a certain amount of ice shelf disintegration is part of the natural cycle, the rate of collapse for Larsen B has been much more rapid than predicted. […]

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May 3, 2019

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 Receives Presentation Award at West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 received the award for best poster presentation in Ecology and Evolution at the 44th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Ochoa presented her thesis work with biology lecturer Dr. Elise Ferree, which focuses on the competitive interactions between house finches and black phoebes on the campuses on the Claremont Colleges.

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April 30, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: By Air and By Sea: Jacque Desmond ’19

You’ll seldom catch Jacque Desmond ’19 not on the move. Between her media studies major, math minor, and participation in two CMS sports teams—track and field and swimming and diving—she has hardly a moment to catch her breath.

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