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Spotlight on Students Series

May 17, 2019

Then and Now: Members of the Class of 2019 Reflect on Their First Day at Scripps

At the start of the 2015–16 academic year, we interviewed a few first-year students as they were moving into their residence halls about why they chose Scripps and what their plans were for their college careers. Now, four years later, we’ve caught up with some of those seniors to see how their plans shaped up, how they’ve grown, and where they’re off to after graduation.

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.

May 15, 2019

Research Rewarded: Seniors Present Their Theses at Capstone Day

A Scripps tradition that has spanned over a decade, Capstone Day is a chance for graduating seniors to share the theses they have spent the past year (and sometimes more) laboring over.

May 8, 2019

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

When Stephanie Nunez ’19 was just a sophomore, she petitioned to go abroad a year earlier than most Scripps students.

May 6, 2019

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

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.

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.

April 29, 2019

Awards and Honors: Clarissa Ylagan ’19 Earns Davis Projects for Peace Award

Clarissa Ann Ylagan ’19 is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all, with a special passion for raising awareness about eating disorders. “The stigma associated with eating disorders is detrimental to those suffering and at risk, often preventing people from seeking help,” she says.

February 8, 2019

A Star is Born: Museum Acquires Artist’s Book on Constellations by Lauren Koenig

Look up at the sky, and there’s a chance you’ll be able to spot Ursa Major, Andromeda, or even Cassiopeia—certainly the Big Dipper. However, you may have a harder time identifying the Aquila constellation. That’s because, as dual English and history major Lauren Koenig ’20 explains, most of our knowledge of the constellations comes from Greek mythology.

December 21, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Mightier than the Sword, Josephine Winslow ’21 Is Penning Her Way to World Peace

Josephine Winslow ’21 joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Council in high school because of her ambitions to help craft policy to mitigate homelessness in Los Angeles. The experience led her to City Hall, where she wrote reports and briefings for State Senator Bob Blumenfield, then to writing grants and communications material for Claremont Heritage and City Hall, and finally to drafting in-depth reports for the Organization for World Peace (OWP).

October 5, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Scripps Classmates Give ‘Vote of Confidence’ to Students Registering for Midterm Elections

Self-described “friends, classmates, and policy nerds” Maggie Thompson ’20 and Harper Mills ’20, both politics majors, were recently talking about the upcoming midterm elections. The conversation grew lively (as political conversations tend to do), and they both realized how critical it was to get as many Scripps students registered to vote as possible.