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April 2, 2020

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Tennis Player Anastasia Bryan-Ajania ’20 Serves Up Supplies for COVID-19 Relief

Anastasia Bryan-Ajania ’20, a member of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas tennis team, helped organize donations of personal protective equipment from The Claremont Colleges to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts. She reached out to all seven schools for donations of gloves, lab coats, masks, and disinfectant wipes, which were distributed to medical facilities in the Claremont and Pomona areas.

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March 6, 2020

Equitable by Design: Megan Robalewski ’20 Explores How Design Can Better Serve Humanity

For Megan Robalewski ’20, good design begins with confronting the people, ideas, and agendas that the design is serving. This concept, which originated in the field of human-centered design (HCD), is what led her to New York this past summer, where she compiled research on New York City Transit Authority.

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March 2, 2020

Allison Joseph ’20 Sets Stage for Change through Activist Theater

Using activist theater, the “Ideal Woman” workshop explored women’s traditional and cultural roles in their communities. By the end of the workshop, armed with newfound confidence and creative props they’d made from nature, her students performed a five-act play which tackled issues they faced in their day-to-day lives, from navigating difficult relationships with their fathers to not being allowed to play sports with their male classmates.

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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.

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June 4, 2019

Giovanna Perricone ’19 Wins Fulbright Teaching Award

She can read and write in Spanish and can chat about the news in Japanese, but the opportunity to teach English is what’s bringing recent grad Giovanna Perricone ’19 to Korea this fall.

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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.

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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.

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May 8, 2019

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

By Rachel Morrison When Stephanie Nunez ’19 was just a sophomore, she petitioned to go abroad a year earlier than most Scripps students. She had recently completed her Core III course Foreign Language and Culture Teaching Clinic, taught by Professor of French Thierry Boucquey, and was eager to get a jump start on a cross-cultural, […]

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May 6, 2019

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

By Rachel Morrison 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. […]

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April 30, 2019

Spotlight on Seniors: By Air and By Sea: Jacque Desmond ’19

You’ll seldom catch Jacque Desmond ’19 not on the move. Between her media studies major, math minor, and participation in two CMS sports teams—track and field and swimming and diving—she has hardly a moment to catch her breath.

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