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October 21, 2020

Staying Connected During Zoom University

Hello friends! It has officially been 7 months, 7 days, and 7 hours since I last saw my Scripps friends on March 14th. But who’s keeping count, right? The pandemic straight up sliced through my social life and then laughed in my face. During these uNpREcEDEnteD tiMEs, it can be very difficult to stay in […]

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October 20, 2020

Finding Community on Campus

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! As a current senior and online student, I have started to think back to my first few years at Scripps and the community I found. It was definitely scary as an out-of-state student to come to Scripps not really knowing anyone. Luckily, through clorgs (clubs and organizations) and campus […]

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October 9, 2020

Serena says Hello!

Hi! My name is Serena Liu, I’m a first-year from Cupertino, California, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. Currently, I want to major in biochemistry and minor in art while on the pre-dental or possibly any other pre-health track. I’m involved in AASP, an Asian American Sponsorship Program at Scripps, and am also a mentor for […]

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Sam says Hello!

Hello everyone! I’m Sam, a first-year from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am currently undecided on my major but am currently interested in Music, Psychology, and Pre-health. Currently, besides my classes I am involved in voice lessons, working as an admissions ambassador, and hope to join a couple of clubs as well. In my free time, I […]

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Rinny says Hello!

Hello everyone! My name is Rinny, and I am a Classics major on the pre-med track from Rochester, Minnesota. I am also hoping to get a minor in theater (if time allows it!). Pre-med can be a very stressful and confusing track to complete, especially at a liberal arts college, so I am more than […]

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October 8, 2020

Nancy says Hello!

Hello! My name is Nancy, and I am a Biochemistry major from Houston, Texas. I am involved with Scripps’ Latinx affinity group, Café con Leche along with Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) and First-Generation at Scripps. I am a mentor for these communities to help incoming students with the transition to college life. In my free […]

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October 7, 2020

Sydney says Hello!

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney Jackson and I’m a sophomore at Scripps from the Washington, DC-metropolitan area (the DMV). I intend to major in Organismal Biology on the pre-veterinary track. Apart from working in the Admissions Office, I am currently one of the leaders of Watu Weusi, which is the Black Student Association at […]

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Ana says Hello!

Hello all! Hola a todos! Ciao tutti! Oi gente! My name is Ana Rodríguez and I am a sophomore from Quito, Ecuador double majoring in Environmental Analysis Policy/Society Track and Foreign Languages on the pre-law track. As an international student, I literally had the entire world to choose where to go for college which made […]

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October 6, 2020

Angela says Hello!

Hi everyone! I’m Angela, a Junior from Houston, Texas studying Psychology with maybe a minor in media studies or math. Other than working for Admission, I was a barista at the Motley Coffeehouse and a student intern for the Dean of Students. I’m also actively a part of Cafe Con Leche, the Latinx affinity CLORG […]

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October 5, 2020

Gloria says Hello!

Hi! My name is Gloria, and I am a Cognitive Science major from Orange County, California. I am also completing a Philosophy minor and a Computer Science major concentration. Cognitive Science and Computer Science are both off-campus majors, so if you are interested, I’m happy to tell you about my experience majoring off-campus as a […]

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September 18, 2020

Why a Women’s College?

Hello again! This week, I will be talking about a few reasons that make the women’s college experience so special and, oftentimes, even an advantage. I think it’s safe to say that a lot of Scripps students would admit that they never thought they would attend a women’s college. Personally, I grew up with older […]

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September 11, 2020

My Favorite Spots on Campus!

One of my favorite aspects of being a Scripps Admission Ambassador is showing off our beautiful, Pinterest-worthy campus. Today, I’ll be telling you about some of my favorite spots. A few of these spots are shown on tours, whereas others aren’t discovered until you’re an actual student on campus. Before we start, I do want […]

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Perspective of a Scripps Online Student: The Transition to Classes and Student Life on Zoom!

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today I will be taking the time to share what my experiences have been like as a student who has had to transition taking all of my classes online.   Unlike any semester, I began my senior year sitting behind a laptop in my makeshift “office space.” I am […]

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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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September 4, 2020

Angie’s Guide to Southern California!

Hello! I’m Angie and I was born and raised in LA. Today I will be highlighting some cool spots to visit in Southern California. I tried to highlight spots that are less frequented by tourists. However, I also sprinkled in a few tourist places that are also fun to visit even as a SoCal resident! […]

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September 2, 2020

Angie Says Hello!

Hello everyone! My name is Angie Navarro and I’m a Junior from Los Angeles, CA. I am a Politics major, with a subfield concentration in U.S. Politics and Comparative Politics, and an expected Chinese minor (at Pomona College) on the pre-law track. In addition to my role at the Office of Admission, I am also […]

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August 23, 2020

Nathalie’s Guide to Los Angeles!

One of my favorite activities to do on the weekends (and weekdays too if my workload is light) is go into Los Angeles! As someone who has always loved cities, but didn’t grow up near one, having Los Angeles so accessible has been a real treat. Below I will share with you some of my […]

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August 15, 2020

Aby’s Tips for Incoming Students

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. As I started to reflect on the past three years at Scripps, I thought back to my first year. While I was excited to start college and all of the new experiences that would come with it, I was also nervous. As an out-of-state student I didn’t really know […]

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August 14, 2020

Thing’s to do in Southern California as a 5C Student

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this. As an out-of-state student, moving to California was a somewhat scary experience at first. I didn’t really know anyone coming into the school and had never visited California before. Moving from a city like Chicago to a more suburban environment like Claremont […]

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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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