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Spotlight on Students Series

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.

August 28, 2015

Spotlight on Students: Stephanie Steinbrecher ’16 Is Saving the Earth through Storytelling

For the past two summers, Stephanie Steinbrecher ’16 has interned with the Sierra Club, working out of its Bay Area and Washington, D.C. offices. We recently caught up with Stephanie to find out what she’s been up to and learn about some of the experiences and insights she brings back to Scripps this fall.

August 17, 2015

An Ambitious Advocate: Scripps Student Brings Mental Health Resources to a Community in Need

This spring, Meril Tomy ’17 was one of 14 students to receive a Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship, a $10,000 grant to design and implement a public service project over one year. Since then, Tomy has spent her summer establishing the foundation for her project, which will promote awareness about mental health, improve access to information and resources, and aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in her hometown of Orange, California.

August 10, 2015

Spotlight on Students: Rachel Kahn ’17 Takes on Oceans of Opportunity

As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, this summer Rachel Kahn ’17 is drawing from her varied scientific interests and knowledge as she undertakes a unique research opportunity.The topic of her research? Kahn is currently modeling the body temperature of a common species of barnacle, Balanus glandula, found on the West Coast of North America. The model will be used to predict the temperatures of other ocean organisms as weather and climate conditions vary. This data will help scientists understand how climate change is affecting marine ecosystems.