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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 27, 2022

How to Create a College List

Introduction Starting the college admissions process is extremely daunting. With thousands of institutions across the country, how can you choose a select few to apply to? I remember having tons of schools I was interested in, but it was not feasible to apply to every single one of them. So, where to start? There are […]

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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 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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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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Falling in Love with Scripps and the 5Cs!

A lot has changed since that one August afternoon I walked up three little flat steps and through two massive doors and stood next to the fountain under the tower that always rings at the 47th minute of the hour (though I didn’t know that back then) and realized that I had fallen in love […]

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June 17, 2022

Navigating College as a first-generation low-income student

Hi everyone!  Today I would like to talk about being the first in my family to attend college and being from a working class background.  Coming to Scripps was a dream come true for me, but for the first time I felt like an imposter in my own campus community. For a long period of […]

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May 26, 2022

Meet Melina ’25

Hi everybody! My name is Melina, and I am an incoming second-year from Rancho Palos Verdes, California. I am most likely going to major in Biology with either a minor or an additional major in Media Studies. I first started seriously looking into the Claremont Colleges when I was a junior in high school- one […]

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Meet Lizbeth ’23

Hi! My name Lizbeth and I am a rising senior at Scripps College. I have grown up all my life in Southern California! I am from the city of Pomona, which I truly love. The beautiful community and presence in Pomona is something that truly has kept me grounded and nurtured. I am a Psychology […]

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May 9, 2022

Ways to prepare and fight stress during midterms and finals season as a STEM student

So, you’re interested in doing STEM in college — that’s great! STEM is a wonderful field, and it’s always great to hear that more students are interested in getting involved! However, finals season is hard for most students, and I find that being in STEM can often lend itself to unique causes of stress. Although […]

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Allergen-Safe eating at Scripps

Eating in the dining halls at college is an event that most people take for granted as a simple daily act. However, for students with food allergies or other dietary restrictions, eating in dining halls can be incredibly stressful or even dangerous. That’s why understanding the dining options at the Claremont Colleges is so important, […]

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An overview of common transportation at the 5Cs

The Claremont Colleges are notoriously convenient to get between. I can’t count the number of times I’ve complained to my friends that go to schools outside of Claremont about my commute between classes only to realize that a fifteen minute walk to get across campus really is uniquely easy within general college life. Still, time […]

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Student-led theatre at the 5Cs

Theatre at the Claremont Colleges takes many forms, to the point where it can be difficult to keep track of all of the different types of theatrical opportunities! There are improv groups, theatre festivals, and Pomona Theatre Department-run productions — but my personal favorite are the student-led opportunities that are available to students of the […]

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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 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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April 11, 2022

Spotlighting The Motley <3

Hello again! Today I will be spotlighting The Motley! The Motley Coffeehouse is our beautiful student-run coffee shop on campus. It’s located in Seal Court and is the envy of the entire consortium since we have the best coffee/matcha drinks (yeah that’s right, I said it). I work at the Motley! And I highly recommend […]

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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 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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