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April 9, 2021

The Ins and Outs of Course Registration

Hi! Sam and Serena here, In light of class registration season, we thought it was only suitable for us to write a blog post on how to register for classes and things you should consider while registering for classes! Registering for classes is definitely a stressful time of year, and is particularly difficult if you’re […]

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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 25, 2021

What’s up with Core 3?

Hey everyone! If you’ve been to an information session with me, you probably got to witness me fawning over my Core 3 class. I figured now was a good time to write it down for all to enjoy. As a quick recap, Core, or our Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, is our fundamental sequence […]

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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 19, 2021

What’s the Hype about College Classes?

Hey everyone! One thing I knew coming to college, amongst a sea of uncertainties, was that the classes were going to be different from my high school. They were going to be more challenging, more demanding, smaller, more niche, and, as the website declared, discussion based. But did that mean I knew exactly what to […]

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February 13, 2021

College can be hard but being a dual/double major doesn’t have to be

When I started college, I knew I wanted to study Environmental Analysis, I was passionate about it and knew I wanted to work in an environmental field in the future. Being who I am, I knew that once I had decided to major in EA, I would go through with it and there would be […]

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February 12, 2021

Time Management in College

In college, time management is vital to balancing academics, extracurricular, health (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual), a social life and jobs or internships. As I continue to take upper-level courses and become more engaged with my community, I have found that managing my time has become easier. This was not the case in the beginning […]

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February 2, 2021

Getting Involved in Summer Research Labs at Keck: Where do I Start?

Hi all! As a student interested in STEM, the terms “research” and “labs” are often floating around the midst of everyday conversations, especially as many students are beginning to look into summer opportunities during the spring semester. Although the idea of research is consistently drilled into the back of your head, unlike the labs you […]

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January 11, 2021

Using Cross-Registration to Your Advantage: The Benefits of a College Consortium

One of my favorite aspects of the academics at Scripps is the ability to cross-register at the other schools. Although the Claremont Colleges are a fully functioning consortium, they all create their course offering lists as if they’re all isolated. Basically, if you attended one of the schools, you could easily take all of your […]

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December 11, 2020

Choosing Your Major

With the potentially overwhelming number of majors to choose from and an almost universal interest in multiple subjects, many students at Scripps, myself included, struggled with choosing a major. Whether it’s deciding to make an interest a major, minor, or extracurricular, most people need a bit of time before officially declaring their major. Luckily, no […]

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November 28, 2020

Joint Music Program

Hello Everyone! This blog post is going to provide some info about the Joint Music Program! We are going to dive into the choir options offered and also voice lessons both classical and musical theater. Then we will be talking about the piano lessons and the orchestral options. Please enjoy! Hey Everybody! My name is […]

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November 16, 2020

Gloria’s Study Abroad in Scotland

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today I will be talking about my study abroad experience in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I went abroad in the fall of 2019, from early September to late December. I came home about two months before study abroad programs were shut down due to COVID, so I was one […]

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November 13, 2020

Nancy’s Passion and Goals: Biochemistry and Medicine

Science never made it on the list to the question “What do you want to major in?”. The idea of going into this male-dominated field was absurd, especially within medicine. Everything changed in high-school when my chemistry teacher talked about her experience as a Biochemistry major during her years in undergrad.  Topics such as developing […]

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November 8, 2020

Life After Undergrad for a Scripps Student

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. As a senior I thought it would be fitting to talk about the resources that Scripps provides students for life after undergrad. Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely one of the many who feel stressed and nervous to leave and experience life outside of the one that I […]

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October 26, 2020

Keck Science Department Overview

Hi all! Today I’m here to talk about my experience so far as a STEM major through the Keck Science Department. First, for those who don’t know, the W.M. Keck Science Department is the joint science department that includes Scripps College, Pitzer College, and Claremont McKenna College. Like it says on the Keck Science website, […]

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October 23, 2020

Breaking Down Core 1

Hi everybody! I am going to give you guys a little insight into my Core 1 experience at Scripps. I will address this year’s topic, share my perspective on Core 1, what Core 1 is like virtually, and my biggest takeaway from this course.  What is Core 1? Multiple different professors teach Core 1 in […]

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October 22, 2020

Creating a 4-Year Plan

Hi Everyone! Today I’d like to talk about how I’ve created my 4-year academic plan at Scripps, as a first-year student. Mapping out a plan definitely helped me out when deciding which classes I should take before the academic year started, so I wanted to share my experiences with everyone! <3 Part of the reason […]

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October 21, 2020

Research at Scripps: A Humanities Major’s Experience

Hello everyone! Something I get asked a lot is what humanities research is like at Scripps. Many people know that STEM majors involve research, but what about humanities majors? Well, as a history major, here is an account of what research is like for me. First of all, everyone no matter their major will conduct […]

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October 19, 2020

My Brave Journey in Going to Professor Office Hours

Going into college, I was terrified to go to a professor’s office hours. At my very competitive and sometimes stressful high school, going to ask a teacher a question or to help with an assignment after class ended was seen as a sign of weakness or a result of getting in trouble. “If you could […]

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