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Sydney ’23


September 16, 2022

Meet Sydney ’23

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney Jackson and I’m a senior at Scripps from the Washington, DC-metropolitan area (the DMV). I’m majoring in Organismal Biology on the pre-veterinary track. Apart from working in the Admissions Office, I am currently one of leaders of the 5C Pre-Vet Club. I really love how in this role, I […]

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March 23, 2022

My Favorite Classes (so far)

Hey everyone! Having completed almost 3 full years at Scripps, I’ve taken around 24 classes so far. Here I’ll tell you all about my favorite classes in the order in which I took them. I hope that this will allow you to get a glimpse of the range of classes offered at Scripps and the […]

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December 2, 2021

How to Study in College

Hi everyone! Sydney here to talk about how I learned to study in college and some of my tried-and-tested study skills. Finals season is fast approaching so studying has been on my mind a lot lately. Coming into college, I was most worried about the academic transition from high school to college. I was scared […]

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April 16, 2021

Advice for Choosing Classes

Hi everyone! Since registration for next semester is quickly approaching and at the forefront of my mind, I decided to tell you all about how I choose classes every semester. I’ve gotten a couple questions about this topic recently since there are so many classes offered across the 5Cs that sound so cool. You would […]

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March 18, 2021

What I Wish I Would’ve Known Before Starting College

Hello again everyone! Today I’m going to reflect on my college experience so far close to the halfway mark (I still can’t believe it). These are just some of my personal pieces of advice so take it or leave it! Alright let’s get started: People in college don’t care what you do as long as […]

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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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January 22, 2021

Why I Chose Scripps

Hi again everyone! Today, I wanted to share my journey in finding Scripps and ultimately choosing to make Scripps my second home. I’ll start at the very beginning: the college search process. I’ll be the first to admit that Scripps wasn’t initially on my radar of schools I was interested in attending. Even though I […]

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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 22, 2020

You’ve Applied to College, Now What?

Now that you’ve applied to Scripps and the other colleges on your list, we’re sure that you’re looking for things to do to distract yourself before the long wait for decisions to come out. Especially since some fun winter activities you might do over your break aren’t feasible or Covid safe, here are 10 suggestions […]

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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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October 26, 2020

Keck Science Department Overview

Hi all! Today I’m here to talk about my experience so far as a STEM major through the Keck Science Department. First, for those who don’t know, the W.M. Keck Science Department is the joint science department that includes Scripps College, Pitzer College, and Claremont McKenna College. Like it says on the Keck Science website, […]

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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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