Student Life

August 8, 2022

My Favorite Local Eats

The Claremont Village, just a 15-20 minute walk from campus, offers many great restaurant options if you’re not feeling like eating at one of the dining halls! Kazama Sushi Kazama is my favorite local Japanese restaurant! They sell sushi and rolls for an affordable price, but also offer ramen, udon, yakisoba, teriyaki, katsu, and poke […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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February 23, 2022

Choosing a Full-Year Study Abroad Program

I’ve always known that I wanted to study abroad in college, so when applying to colleges, I specifically looked at schools with a wide variety of study abroad programs. I also wanted an environment where studying abroad is encouraged and common among the student body. After touring Scripps during the fall of my senior year […]

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December 13, 2021

Next Steps After a College Acceptance!

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 overall […]

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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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