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November 13, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Student Investment Fund Takes Stock of Financial Markets

Visit Humanities 105 on any given Sunday, and you’re likely to find a group of women sitting around a boardroom table analyzing market trends and pitching investments to add to their nearly half-a-million-dollar stock portfolio.

November 6, 2018

A Capitol Encounter: Scripps Students Explore State Politics on Eve of Midterm Elections

During a recent visit to Sacramento at the end of October, Isabella Melsheimer ’22 learned a lot about how an election cycle can affect the inner workings of government. “I have a lot more insight into the rapid pace of change that people working in government endure because of changes in administration,” she says.

October 4, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance CLORG

The room was mostly quiet, but about 20 students, faculty, and staff from The Claremont Colleges were grinning ear to ear as they each held their fists one atop the other, with the top fist circling above the lower. They were following the lead of UCLA Lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL) Benjamin Lewis, who was giving a short ASL lesson (here, teaching the sign for “coffee”) before beginning his presentation, “Understanding the Deaf World.”

May 9, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Journey of a Scripps Senior

As we count down to commencement day, we want to celebrate how far our seniors have come since they first set foot on campus. Here are just a few of the milestones that make up the Scripps journey.

April 20, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Clark Humanities Museum

At the Clark Humanities Museum, students augment in-classroom learning by encountering original works of art and other cultural objects. The museum was established at Scripps in 1970 as a study space and exhibition venue for explorations in the humanities. Its exhibitions often reflect the current curriculum, with faculty and students from across the 5Cs invited to submit proposals that relate to classes, programs, or research interests.

April 4, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Sallie Tiernan Field House

On a typical sunny afternoon at Scripps, the lounge chairs beside the outdoor pool overflow with studying or socializing student at the Sallie Tiernan Field House, Scripps’s fitness, health, and wellness center.  

February 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Motley Coffeehouse Student Bake Off

Since 2011, the Motley has also been home to an annual Student Bake Off, pitting entrants from across the 5Cs against each other to see who can make the tastiest baked goods, as judged by their peers. Winners have their treats added to the Motley menu for the week.

December 12, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Chronicling the Experiences of First-Gen Students

As the College welcomed its largest-ever cohort of first-year students this past fall, the First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter was preparing to introduce the Scripps community to a few of those new faces on campus. The newsletter, currently in its fifth volume, is edited by the First-Gen Program co-coordinators and speaks to the experiences of Scripps students who are the first in their families to attend college. Co-coordinators Evelyn Gonzalez ’18 and Clarisse Salazar ’18 decided that “firsts” would be an appropriate theme to kick off the most recent issue.  

November 29, 2017

The Scripps Experience: The Babes and Blankets CLORG

Babes and Blankets, the club/organization (CLORG at Scripps), meets weekly to knit and crochet blankets, scarves, and other yarn crafts, which they then donate to local nonprofit organizations and groups in need. Babes and Blankets partners with Binky Patrol, which gives baby blankets to hospitals, and the Red Scarf Project, which provides scarves to foster youth in college, among others.

November 15, 2017

The Scripps Experience: The Scripps-in-Residence Program

Scripps’ annual Scripps in Residence program— now in its third year—has hosted distinguished alumnae and parents on campus to share their professional journeys as well as offer wisdom and advice about blazing a career path. Typically held over three days in October, the program offers an array of opportunities for Scripps students to hear from guests, including discussion panels, lunches, browsing room chats, and one-on-one informational interviews. For students who are beginning to think about their post-graduation pursuits, Scripps in Residence can help bring clarity and insight to setting oneself up for those next steps.