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August 5, 2022

Community Gardening 10 minutes away from Claremont: City of Pomona

                                     Vacant Lot post industrial waste cleanup (2017) versus blooming garden full of life (2021) The constant failure of the federal government to provide access to healthy affordable options to low-income communities forces the establishment of urban community […]

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August 2, 2022

Fostering Communication, Trust, and Community Care Through Leadership Opportunities

I have always been drawn to leadership opportunities that focus on fostering communication, trust, and community care.  Being a first-generation, low-income Mexican-American raised in the city of Pomona, I am conscious of the impact communal care has and the ways it nurtures my constant growth and potential. This innate drive to create community has inspired […]

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July 8, 2022

Favorite Foods in the Dining Halls

Being surrounded by 4 other undergraduate colleges, alongside Scripps provides you with an opportunity to eat at 7 different dining halls! So many options to choose from can be overwhelming, but I am here to share my favorite meals from each dining hall, in hopes that it will expose you to different meals that you […]

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July 1, 2022

Residential Life at Scripps!

Acclimating to a new environment can be fearsome for many, including myself. Coming to college having lived my whole life around family members it was terrifying to think I would be “living on my own”, with two complete strangers as a first year student. I lived in a triple during my first year, in a […]

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April 15, 2022

Café con Leche at Scripps!

Scripps College’s SCORE (Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment), helps unite students from different backgrounds and identities through clubs and organizations. This creates an inclusive community in Scripps College that continues to thrive through the spaces provided to support underrepresented and historically marginalized students.  I am proud to be part of Scripps’ Café con Leche, […]

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March 27, 2022

The In’s and Out’s of Intramural Sports at Scripps College

Hey Everyone!  A new activity I have started this spring semester is my roommate and I joined a trivia team through CMS (Claremont, Mudd, Scripps) recreation, which means it qualifies as an intramural sport! I was really intrigued by the intramural sports that CMS has and decided to ask around and find out more.  At […]

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March 2, 2022

Advice to my First-Year Self

Hi everyone! It’s my last semester here at Scripps, which I’m trying not to think about too much, but I have been thinking retrospectively about my time at Scripps. I’ve loved it so much, so I’ve compiled a few of my thoughts here about what I would tell my first-year self and some of my […]

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December 13, 2021

Next Steps After a College Acceptance!

The acceptance letter is just the beginning of the Scripps experience! After this amazing accomplishment, it is valid to feel anxious about the next steps. Here are some tips! Connect with others: Connect with current students, admitted students, and even admissions officers. Highschool and college can be different when it comes to academics, social, and overall […]

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November 10, 2021

Carpe Vita Nova: How the Pandemic Helped Me Cherish My Last Semester at Scripps

In the fall of 2019, I was anxious and excited. I had finally decided which study abroad program I would be going on, and that I would be in London from January to May of 2020. Long before I entered college, I fantasized about having a transformative study abroad experience. I packed all my things […]

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August 23, 2021

Languages at the 5C’s

As a Foreign Languages major, I have taken many languages courses during my two years of college. Scripps only offers Spanish, Italian, French and German but multiple other languages are offered across the consortium, and they are available to all students. The languages I have taken have been Spanish (at Scripps, Pitzer and Pomona), Portuguese […]

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August 20, 2021

5C School-Sponsored Parties and Events!

One of the things I really like about the Claremont Colleges is their passion for building community, not only within the individual colleges but across campuses. One way they do that is by throwing school-sponsored parties and get-togethers each year to help students bond and have fun! Each college will host and fund events where […]

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July 15, 2021

CMS and the College Athlete Life

When I started my college search process, I knew I needed to find a team with the perfect balance of academics and athletics. Water polo was very important to me, and I did not want to sacrifice my sport, but neither was I willing to sacrifice rigorous academics or the ability to put my academics […]

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July 10, 2021

Turf Dinner: 5C Club & Org Extravaganza

Hi everybody! When I was a prospective student, I remember being really antsy to join a bunch of clubs and organizations in college. Even though I was excited, I was also really nervous about not being able to find or join clubs for my specific interests. By using Turf Dinner, I was able to easily […]

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April 2, 2021

The Misconceptions of Attending a Women’s College

Like many of our Admissions Officers mention in our information sessions (which you can sign up for here), a good number of Scripps students did not plan to go to a women’s college when we first started looking at colleges. Scripps provides a unique opportunity to attend a women’s college while also having the coed […]

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March 27, 2021

The Rundown on Honnold Mudd Library

Hello again friends! I hope this spring has been good to you. I am currently listening to Meg’s Good News album, so I guess you can say that I’m in a pretty good mood. 😃 Today, I am going to highlight one of the buildings I use most at the Claremont Colleges – the Honnold […]

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March 21, 2021

Exam Season and Resources

Exam season has been upon us, and it can become more overwhelming with finals being just around the corner. While stress is a natural part of the college experience, it is important to manage stress and maintain your well-being. Too much stress can impact sleep patterns, academic performance, mental health, and immune functions. Reaching out […]

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March 20, 2021

Being an international student at Scripps and the 5C’s

Hello everyone! I hope that this blog finds you all well. I wanted to share with you all what it has been like in my experience to be an international student at Scripps and the Claremont Colleges. Although I was born and raised in Ecuador, my mother is American, so I always understood American culture […]

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March 9, 2021

Being a Scripps Student in 5C Academic Spaces

One concern or question that I get pretty often when interacting with prospective students is questioning if the Claremont Colleges are as social cohesive as admissions officers and student ambassadors say they are, so I thought I’d type out a little explanation of what it’s like to be in 5C spaces as a Scripps student. […]

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February 10, 2021

Sydney’s Favorite Spots in the Claremont Village

I’ve been missing Claremont a lot lately and so today I’ve decided to tell you all about my favorite places to go in the Claremont Village. The Village is only about a 10-15 minute walk away from Scripps which makes it a frequent hangout spot for students across the Colleges. The places I’ve listed are […]

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January 15, 2021

Having a Sense of Belonging: SCORE and Turf Dinner

Scripps College’s SCORE (Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment), helps unite students from different backgrounds and identities through clubs and organizations. This creates an inclusive community in Scripps College that continues to thrive through the spaces provided to support underrepresented and historically marginalized students.  I am proud to be part of Scripps’ Café con Leche, […]

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