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November 4, 2019

A Familial Affair: Chicanx Latinx Student Affairs Celebrates 50 Years

In 1969, a small group of Claremont College students got together to address the growing concerns of Latinx students at The Claremont Colleges. They envisioned a space that would connect Latinx students and a program in which students could feel supported academically, socially, and culturally.

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December 12, 2018

5C Experience: 5C Students Build a Health Clinic in Bolivia

Last time Lathan Liou Po’19 went to Bolivia, in January of 2018, he and other volunteers got to witness the completion of the brand-new health clinic they had spearheaded. This time, he hopes to continue to develop the new health clinic and more.

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July 13, 2018

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Develop Claremont Colleges–Wide Critical Justice Education Program

  The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to Pitzer College to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges–wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. In conjunction with the Claremont Colleges (5Cs), the California Rehabilitation Center, the California Institute for Women, and nearby prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and residential rehabilitation centers, the CJE will […]

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June 25, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Perrin York ’19 Wins Outstanding Soloist Award at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella

Standing on stage in front of an audience of 3,000 at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), Perrin York ’19 “didn’t know if I was crying or wanted to cry.” She had just been awarded Outstanding Soloist for her rendition of “Greedy” by Ariana Grande.  “At that moment, I felt so humbled and couldn’t understand the magnitude of the award,” she recalls.

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May 10, 2018

Class of 2018: Carmen Abbe ’18: 5C Roller Derby Team Founder Is on a Track to Medical School

Carmen Abbe ’18, a human biology major from Seattle, has balanced her time at Scripps between taking science and humanities courses and playing on the roller derby team she founded as a first-year student. After graduation, she hopes to continue incorporating her passions; Abbe has her sights set on attending medical school, expanding on her thesis research, and engaging with the derby community in Seattle.

The 5C Women’s Roller Derby team, which began as a casual club with a few intermittent members, has grown into an official intramural 5C sports team, now 25 members strong. It is one of only four collegiate teams in the U.S. and regularly participates in monthly Inland Empire scrimmages. In 2018, the team attracted enough members to be able to host about against another team from Arizona State University. The event was the first-ever interstate, intercollegiate roller derby match.

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May 8, 2018

Class of 2018: Noor Hamdy ’18: Making a Difference in the Lives of Local Refugees

When Noor Hamdy ’18 left her home in San Diego to begin a new journey at Scripps, she knew she wanted to take classes in the College’s interdisciplinary Middle East and North Africa studies and Arabic programs. While Hamdy has explored these fields and more in her time at Scripps, she also discovered a passion for tackling problems closer to home and social work that shaped the course of her future plans.

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April 13, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with Art, Music, and Activities at Scripps’ Sustainability Fair

On April 20, 5C Earth Week events will culminate in the eighth annual Scripps Sustainability Fair. Newly expanded for this year, the event brings student clubs and programs across the 5Cs together with local organizations to celebrate our connection to Earth and one another. The fair will be presented in two parts—day and evening—and will take place on Bowling Green.

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March 19, 2018

In the News: Tyra Abraham ’18  and Bryn McKillop ’19 Place in Top-Five at NCAA Indoors

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s track and field team had two athletes place in the top-five in their respective events at the NCAA Indoor National Championships on March 10.

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February 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Motley Coffeehouse Student Bake Off

Since 2011, the Motley has also been home to an annual Student Bake Off, pitting entrants from across the 5Cs against each other to see who can make the tastiest baked goods, as judged by their peers. Winners have their treats added to the Motley menu for the week.

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June 16, 2017

The 5C Experience: The Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy CLORG

With the number of Scripps students majoring in science topping 20 percent in recent years, it is unsurprising that College resources for science majors have increased, too—the living learning community for STEM and pre-health majors in Wilber Hall, for example, or the summer research internships offered thorough the W.M. Keck Science Department. Adding to the mix, the 5C student club Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy (ALPHA).

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