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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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November 17, 2020

Highlighting FirstGen@Scripps

Hey y’all!  With First Gen Student Day passing just last week, I want to highlight the FirstGen@ Scripps program because in high school I didn’t even know what being a first gen college student meant, and even less about programs and resources for first-gen students. My parents did not have the chance to attend a […]

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November 16, 2020

Gloria’s Study Abroad in Scotland

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today I will be talking about my study abroad experience in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I went abroad in the fall of 2019, from early September to late December. I came home about two months before study abroad programs were shut down due to COVID, so I was one […]

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November 13, 2020

Nancy’s Passion and Goals: Biochemistry and Medicine

Science never made it on the list to the question “What do you want to major in?”. The idea of going into this male-dominated field was absurd, especially within medicine. Everything changed in high-school when my chemistry teacher talked about her experience as a Biochemistry major during her years in undergrad.  Topics such as developing […]

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Scripps during the Time of Coronavirus

As highschool seniors are applying to colleges around the country, a sense of uncertainty still lingers about the ‘college experience’ during the pandemic. I hope to bring a sense of relief by talking about my experience with the transition from in-person classes to virtual college or as many have called it, “ZOOM University”.  Initially, the […]

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November 9, 2020

Making Connections Online as a First-Year Student!

Hi Everybody! A major concern of mine when starting Zoom University was how I would be able to make connections (as strong as my internet, haha!) with not only my classmates but with students outside of the classroom as well. In this blog post, I will guide you through my personal experiences with making friends […]

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November 8, 2020

Life After Undergrad for a Scripps Student

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. As a senior I thought it would be fitting to talk about the resources that Scripps provides students for life after undergrad. Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely one of the many who feel stressed and nervous to leave and experience life outside of the one that I […]

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November 6, 2020

Our Roommate Experience: Just Roomie Tingz

Angie & Angela: Hey everyone, today we will be collaborating together on a post about roommates! Before we were coworkers, we were actually already roommates and friends. We met during Scripps@First-Gen’s pre-orientation during our first year. We were at the Career, Planning, & Resources office and one of our mutual friends brought up the Buzzfeed […]

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