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Spotlight on Students Series

September 3, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Irene Yi ’19: President of Scripps Associated Students (SAS)

Headed by elected student leaders, The Scripps Associated Students (SAS) is the body responsible for student advocacy on campus. SAS is the student voice, working with faculty and administration to serve as a resource for programming, an advocate for institutional change, and to help resolve student issues.

August 31, 2018

Scripps College Move-In Day: Meet our newest residents!

On August 29, 254 first-year students and 13 transfer students finished moving into their residence halls in preparation for the 2018¬–2019 school year. We met up with a handful of them to find out where they came from, what they love about Scripps, and what their plans are as newly minted Scrippsies.

August 27, 2018

Research and Internships: Nishara Gunasekara ’19 Defending Child and Family Welfare in the U.S.

As the crisis of family separation unfolded at the U.S. border, Nishara Gunasekara ’19 was around the corner from the White House attempting to counter President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which calls for the prosecution of those who illegally enter the United States. The effect of that policy has been that parents crossing with their children are held in criminal custody, while children are either placed with a sponsor or held in a shelter.

August 21, 2018

Research and Internships: Juliana Parker ’21: Exploring a Career in Special Education at the Primary School

Juliana Parker ’21 knows her way around a classroom. From August to May, Parker studies psychology at Scripps, with a special interest in child development.

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.

May 11, 2018

Class of 2018: Graffiti Wall

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.

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.

April 12, 2018

Awards and Honors: Erin Matheson ’18 Awarded Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship to Pursue Diabetes Prevention in Chile

Erin Matheson ’18, a biochemistry major from Golden, Colorado, has always had an inclination toward the sciences and public benefit. “All my life, I’ve been inspired by people who have used scientific applications to improve the everyday lives of others,” she says. This summer, funded by a $10,000 grant through Davis Projects for Peace, Matheson will travel to Chile to establish a preventative diabetes program there. Her project, “Community Health: Comprehensive Approaches to Diabetes Prevention in Valparaíso, Chile,” will take a holistic approach to prevention, focusing on nutrition and exercise as well as pre-screenings and medical care.

November 7, 2017

Spotlight on Students: Tyra Abraham ’18: Scripps Senior Is Running with Her Passion for Storytelling

They say there are two sides to every story, and Tyra Abraham ’18 is no exception. On the one hand, she’s an accomplished student who is pursuing her passion for storytelling by serving as an official photographer for the College. On the other hand, she’s a gifted athlete who has broken numerous records as part of the CMS Athenas Track & Field team.

September 25, 2017

Spotlight on Students: Kelly Peng ’18, President of Scripps Associated Students

I recently sat down with Kelly Peng ’18, president of Scripps Associated Students (SAS), to find out more about her as well as what issues and initiatives she’ll be focusing on during her tenure. Peng, who is a dual major in biology and Asian American studies from Battle Creek, Michigan, brings extensive experience in Scripps student government to her current position—over the past three years, she’s served on the SAS Senate, as the Class of 2018’s sophomore class president, and as SAS executive vice president.