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July 7, 2022

The Best Class I Have Taken So Far and Its Impact

In my first semester of college, I decided to challenge myself and take a German class above my proficiency level. Sometimes, taking on something that is outside of your comfort zone works out. This time, however, I was unsuccessful and realized during the first class meeting that I was not ready to take a course […]

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May 4, 2022

Flashback: A Year in Person

Hello Everyone!  As we come upon the last week of classes and finals I have been reflecting on my first year both in person and on campus. Memories keep flashing through my mind ranging from moving all my stuff into my room with my parents to meeting new friends at Matriculation, to sitting on the […]

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April 11, 2022

Majoring Off Campus

With more than 65 majors to choose from, Scripps offers an abundance of programs. Picking just one or two majors can feel overwhelming. Do you want to spend your time focusing on art history or literature? Chemistry or environmental analysis? In rare instances, Scripps may not offer a student’s desired major of choice, so some […]

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April 10, 2022

Siena’s Thesis Experience

Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d talk about something that’s always on my mind… thesis! A thesis is a long-form project that we design our senior year, and we complete it as part of getting our degree. I knew when I chose Scripps that the thesis would be challenging, but I was excited to go […]

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March 23, 2022

My Favorite Classes (so far)

Hey everyone! Having completed almost 3 full years at Scripps, I’ve taken around 24 classes so far. Here I’ll tell you all about my favorite classes in the order in which I took them. I hope that this will allow you to get a glimpse of the range of classes offered at Scripps and the […]

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March 4, 2022

Declaring My Major and Why

Hello everyone! When I was in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to study in college and furthermore what career field I wanted to be in. It was really stressful for me to think about majoring in one thing and focusing on that one subject for the rest of my life. I […]

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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 2, 2021

How to Study in College

Hi everyone! Sydney here to talk about how I learned to study in college and some of my tried-and-tested study skills. Finals season is fast approaching so studying has been on my mind a lot lately. Coming into college, I was most worried about the academic transition from high school to college. I was scared […]

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November 10, 2021

How I have Chosen Classes at Scripps College

Hi everyone! My name is Nathalie and I am a senior originally from Eugene, Oregon. Over my three and a half years at Scripps, I feel as though I have perfected the art of choosing interesting classes taught by brilliant professors, and want to impart on you some of what I have learned. I should […]

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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

Majoring in Environmental Analysis

When I say I am an Environmental Analysis major it doesn’t really mean much until I explain what track I am and that is kind of the beauty of being an EA major, everyone molds it to their personal interests and goals. When applying to colleges I knew I wanted to major in something related […]

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August 13, 2021

What I wish I Knew Before College

Hi all, as we prepare for the return to campus, I thought I would share some lessons I learned during my first two years at Scripps that might have made things easier if I knew them before! Therefore, I am passing on my advice to you. Here are my five biggest life lessons: People may […]

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August 7, 2021

Salina’s Top 2 Academic Tips

Hi everybody! The transistion between high school to college is really drastic and I definitely struggled through it. I got a hint at what college courses were going to be like with my AP classes but nothing could have prepared me with how assertive and purposeful I would have to be with my studies. In […]

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July 29, 2021

Why a Women’s College?

Hello all! I am back to talk about the advantages of a women’s college and why I think you should consider attending one. When I was going through my college application process, Scripps was always high on my list. That said, I wasn’t looking to attend a women’s college in particular—in fact, Scripps is the […]

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July 10, 2021

College Classes – What do they mean?

An amazing part of Scripps is being a part of the consortium, however, that means there are over 2,000 classes to pick from each semester. The process of registering for classes can be overwhelming and confusing. Especially when looking at all the different classes and names, how do you even decide? Hopefully, this blog post […]

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April 30, 2021

Understanding the Scripps Classroom Environment

One of my favorite things to talk about in regard to the Scripps experience is the classroom environment. It was the deciding factor in my choosing of Scripps and has been one of my favorite parts about being a Scripps student.   I have always been a talkative person and student, almost to a fault. […]

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April 23, 2021

Exploring Languages-Spanish at Scripps!

Hi everyone! I recently declared my minor– Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literature and Cultures– and so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about language courses at Scripps! Many people arrive in Claremont with some foreign language experience, and it’s up to you whether you pursue that language further or start one fresh. […]

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April 18, 2021

Mastering Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry requires consistency and self-discipline. Out of all of my other courses, I have spent the most time studying for organic chemistry. Staying consistent with studying and doing practice problems was the challenging part of the course. I will share my strategies and resources that has helped me improve and enjoy organic chemistry! Try […]

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April 16, 2021

Advice for Choosing Classes

Hi everyone! Since registration for next semester is quickly approaching and at the forefront of my mind, I decided to tell you all about how I choose classes every semester. I’ve gotten a couple questions about this topic recently since there are so many classes offered across the 5Cs that sound so cool. You would […]

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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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