Student Life

November 14, 2021

Dorm Living Tips No One Talks About

Hello Everybody! Today Louise and I are going to discuss different aspects of dorm life at Scripps! Louise is going to touch on how to make your dorm room feel homier and I am going to talk about tips for living with roommates.  First, here are some basic facts about the Scripps dorms. Scripps is […]

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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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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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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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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 24, 2021

Living Learning Communities

Hi Everybody! Scripps is always looking to increase community and connections throughout the campus and the first place they set their sights on are the dorms. Your room and the dorm building you’re in is going to have a lot of impact on your life. From your roommates to your neighbors to your Resident/Community Coordinators, […]

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April 23, 2021

Angie’s Guide on What to Bring to College!

Hello friends! I am currently entering Finals Szn™ and my life is entering Chaos Mode. The good news, however, is that Scripps has announced that it plans to open in the fall and students can live on campus! Thus, I bring to you my guide on stuff you should bring. I will be mentioning the […]

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April 6, 2021

The Rundown on Tiernan Field House

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to take the time to talk about what health and wellness looks like for students on campus. There are a lot of spaces that I miss on campus, one of them being Tiernan Field House. As a Scripps student I have had the opportunity to experience Tiernan […]

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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 5, 2021

So you got into Scripps… Now What?

Hey everyone! Congratulations on your acceptance to Scripps, we’re excited to meet all of you! Like many of you, we were ecstatic to attend college but didn’t quite know where to start. How should we begin to get involved in campus life and culture? How do we connect with the other Scripps students? Well, do […]

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February 17, 2021

Highlighting Scripps Traditions

Hello again! Today I will be highlighting some of Scripps’ traditions! Like any other old institution, Scripps has its fair share of traditions students partake in from the moment they officially matriculate to the day they graduate on Elm Tree Lawn. Below, I have listed our traditions in order of when they occur! Matriculation & […]

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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 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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February 8, 2021

Support at Scripps

Hello Everyone!  As we all know, starting college can be a whole mix of emotions; Fun, exciting, awkward, scary, or overwhelming. Luckily Scripps has plenty of different organizations and ways to support its students. As someone who is going to college for the first time, the idea of creating a new support system can be […]

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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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December 23, 2020

It’s a Small World After All: A Guide to Making Friends in Claremont

Hi everyone! I’m back again with the last blog post of 2020! I wanted to end on a fun note after this crazy year we’ve had so I’m here to talk about how I made Scripps friends as well as friends at the other Claremont Colleges. Because of the consortium with Scripps, Pitzer College, Harvey […]

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December 18, 2020

Congratulations, you got into Scripps College! Now what?

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 […]

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November 19, 2020

Introduction to SCORE!

Hello again! Today I’ll introduce you to a wonderful resource at Scripps called SCORE. SCORE stands for Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment and the office aims to “build an inclusive community through social justice programming with an emphasis on intersectionality”. SCORE houses many clubs and organizations on campus that unite students along identities of […]

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