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Siena ’22


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 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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October 28, 2021

Spotlight on the Sallie Tiernan Field House

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to talk about Tiernan Field House, which is our health and wellness center at Scripps. As part of the Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps athletic consortium, we have access to the athletic facilities at Harvey Mudd and CMC, but today I’m going to focus on our Scripps campus facilities! Our field house […]

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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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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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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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November 3, 2020

Housing at Scripps: Room Selection and Roommates

Hey everyone! While I’m living at home during remote learning, I am remembering all the good times I had in my dorm at school. It’s definitely bittersweet, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about how housing works at Scripps. So buckle in while I reminisce, look forward to when we’re back on […]

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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 15, 2020

College Application Advice

Hi everyone! Sam, Siena, and Ana here! It’s application season, and that can be stressful and confusing. We’re here to try to demystify some of the process. We will be covering the general aspects of what applying to colleges in the US looks like. Sam will be discussing deadlines and differences between application submission times. […]

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September 9, 2020

Food-loving friends, read on!

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to talk about everyone’s favorite thing: food! As ambassadors, we get a lot of questions about how the food is at the Claremont Colleges, so I’m going to lay it all out for you. 1. Dining Halls There are 7 dining halls across the 5Cs. Each school has one, and […]

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August 18, 2020

So you want to join a club sport…

Hi Everyone! If you’ve been keeping up with my admissions content (no worries if you haven’t, welcome!), you might know that I am the co-captain of our 5C Women’s Club Volleyball team, and that I love it a lot. The time commitment is very manageable for me, and the enrichment I get from the exercise, […]

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August 13, 2020

Siena’s Top 3 Picks in LA

Hey everyone! One thing that makes Scripps so great is our location- we’re in the suburbs where campus life is vibrant, and near a major metropolitan area! Here are three things I recommend in the Los Angeles area. 1. The LA Pueblo Just across the street from the Union Station Metrolink stop (about a 50 […]

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June 29, 2020

Starting the College Search: Some Tips and Tricks from Siena

Hi everyone! The other interns and I are creating videos with college search tips that we’ve learned both from applying to colleges ourselves and working in the Office of Admission here at Scripps. Click above to see my video! I’m also writing out my tips here with some extra commentary. I hope this is helpful! The […]

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