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Spotlight on Students Series

May 12, 2016

Class of 2016: Daniela Canas Baena ’16 and Juliana Canas Baena ’16: Building First-Generation Community at Scripps

As the first in their family to attend college, Ontario, California, natives Juliana and Daniela Canas Baena immediately felt the strong support of their first-generation peers at Scripps. Before beginning their first year at the College, the twins participated in the First-Generation@Scripps program, which allowed them to connect with fellow first-years, staff, and professors who identify as first-gen or first-generation-student allies, and first-generation sophomores, juniors, and seniors who served as mentors throughout the year.

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Capstone Day Highlights: Celebrating Student Research

  Capstone Day celebrates the academic accomplishments of the senior class, an annual tradition at Scripps since 2009. Each May, the Scripps community gathers to support the senior presenters and applaud the interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty. Capstone Day presentations highlight the best senior theses from a range of disciplines as nominated and selected […]

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Melissa Krassenstein ’16: Reimagining Incarceration Systems for Better Care and Rehabilitation

As a child, Melissa Krassenstein’s parents and role models always encouraged her to listen for the voices that often go unheard. Growing up in Shanghai, China, Melissa was also conscious of censorship happening in many social and political contexts.

May 10, 2016

Class of 2016: Seniors of Scripps: As They Prepare to Graduate, Students Reflect on Their Scripps Experience

We continue to celebrate the Class of 2016 as they spend their last week as Scripps students. Meet just a few of our seniors and find out what they’ve learned, what they’ll miss, and what they will take with them after graduation.

May 9, 2016

Class of 2016: Scripps Seniors At-a-Glance

This week, in anticipation of commencement, we are celebrating the Class of 2016. Here is an at-a-glance look at our graduating seniors—including what they’ve studied, where they’ve been, and what they’ve eaten over the past four years!

April 21, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16: For These Theatre Majors, Senior Thesis Is a Performance

Scripps seniors Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16 are double majoring in media studies and theatre, which means they must complete a thesis project in each subject in order to graduate. For their theatre theses, they chose to star in Urinetown (2001), the Tony Award–winning musical that satirizes capitalism, the legal system, and classic Broadway musicals.

February 9, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Tali Caspi ’18 Is Making Music with the 5C Band Details

Though only a sophomore, Tali Caspi ’18 has quickly become a figure in The Claremont Colleges’ music scene as the double bassist, singer, and a contributing songwriter in the 5C student band Details.

September 11, 2015

Spotlight on Students: Allegra Cox ’18 Curates “Documenters and Storytellers”

When Allegra Cox ’18 began working at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery this June, she wasn’t sure where the opportunity would take her. Interested in art conservation as a high school student, Cox chose Scripps because it is one of few colleges that offers the major to undergraduates. But thanks to the gallery’s Wilson Academic Internship program, her interests and experience have broadened. Cox spent her summer organizing an exhibition of photographs recently gifted to Scripps College’s permanent collection.

September 2, 2015

Class of ’19 Orientation Slideshow

Each year, Scripps College’s New Student Orientation begins with Move-In Day and concludes on the first day of classes with Fall Academic Convocation. In between those events, first-years participate in a plethora of activities designed to acquaint them with Scripps’ academics, programs, and activities, as well as with each other. Here are some highlights from the New Student Orientation for the Class of 2019.

September 1, 2015

Class of ’19 at a Glance

This fall Scripps College is proud to welcome another remarkable group of first-year students to campus. The infographic below provides a snapshot of who they are, where they come from, and what they have accomplished to get here.