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Spotlight on Students Series

October 28, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Aileen Villa Changes Perceptions Through Questbridge

The number of undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities has increased by three million over the past 20 years, with students of color and those from low-income families making up much of that growth, according to a report from the Pew Research Center.

October 14, 2019

Carolann Duro ’20 Fuses Mentoring, Education, and Empowerment for 5C Indigenous Students

“Our midnight smudging celebration, where sage is burned for purification, is a time and a space for Native students,” says Carolann Duro ’20. “I’m always challenging the institution to improve resources and community for Indigenous students, but it’s moments like these when I am grateful for the resources we do have and the Native community that is present on these campuses.”

October 7, 2019

Meet Scripps Associated Students President Niyati Narang ’20

By Samantha Quach Most know Niyati Narang ’20 as the current president of Scripps Associated Students (SAS), but few know what that actually looks like. As part of my position as an editorial assistant and student writer in Scripps’ Office of Marketing and Communications, I joined Narang to find out about a day in the […]

August 15, 2019

Breaking the Bars of Incarceration: Mackenzie Rutherford ’21 Interns at Prison Abolition Organization Critical Resistance

Politics major Mackenzie Rutherford ’21 spent the summer in Oakland, California, as an intern at Critical Resistance, a member-led, grassroots movement that seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex.

August 5, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Sabrina Wu ’20’s Internship Melds Healthcare and Human Rights

For Sabrina Wu ’20, reproductive healthcare is about more than just medicine—it’s a chance “to support each woman’s journey.”

July 30, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Scripps Students Intern on Capitol Hill, Envision Change for the Better

For Madeline Moore ’22 and Olivia Gleason ’21, their summer internships in the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA 47th District) is a chance to learn about how public policy and legislation can improve the lives of all.

May 17, 2019

Then and Now: Members of the Class of 2019 Reflect on Their First Day at Scripps

At the start of the 2015–16 academic year, we interviewed a few first-year students as they were moving into their residence halls about why they chose Scripps and what their plans were for their college careers. Now, four years later, we’ve caught up with some of those seniors to see how their plans shaped up, how they’ve grown, and where they’re off to after graduation.

May 16, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: Gillian Holzer’s Mellow Yellow

Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers are wilting.In early 2018, news outlets around the world reported on chemical analyses performed by a team of Dutch and Belgian scientist that revealed that the sunflowers in Van Gogh’s famous paintings were degrading, turning from bright yellow to muddy olive green.

May 8, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: Stephanie Nunez’s Education Comes Full Circle

When Stephanie Nunez ’19 was just a sophomore, she petitioned to go abroad a year earlier than most Scripps students.

May 6, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: From Ocean Depths to Mountain Peaks: Xenia Rangaswami ’19 Focuses on Conservation

In 2002, scientists watched in disbelief as most of the Larsen B Ice Shelf collapsed into the Weddell Sea off of the Antarctic Peninsula. Though a certain amount of ice shelf disintegration is part of the natural cycle, the rate of collapse for Larsen B has been much more rapid than predicted.