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December 12, 2017

The Scripps Experience: First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter Chronicling the Experiences of First-Gen Students

As the College welcomed its largest-ever cohort of first-year students this past fall, the First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter was preparing to introduce the Scripps community to a few of those new faces on campus. The newsletter, currently in its fifth volume, is edited by the First-Gen Program co-coordinators and speaks to the experiences of Scripps students who are the first in their families to attend college. Co-coordinators Evelyn Gonzalez ’18 and Clarisse Salazar ’18 decided that “firsts” would be an appropriate theme to kick off the most recent issue.  

November 29, 2017

The Scripps Experience: The Scripps Club Babes and Blankets Is Creating Ties That Bind

Babes and Blankets, the club/organization (CLORG at Scripps), meets weekly to knit and crochet blankets, scarves, and other yarn crafts, which they then donate to local nonprofit organizations and groups in need. Babes and Blankets partners with Binky Patrol, which gives baby blankets to hospitals, and the Red Scarf Project, which provides scarves to foster youth in college, among others.

November 15, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Scripps in Residence, Connecting Accomplished Alumnae and Parents with Students

Scripps’ annual Scripps in Residence program— now in its third year—has hosted distinguished alumnae and parents on campus to share their professional journeys as well as offer wisdom and advice about blazing a career path. Typically held over three days in October, the program offers an array of opportunities for Scripps students to hear from guests, including discussion panels, lunches, browsing room chats, and one-on-one informational interviews. For students who are beginning to think about their post-graduation pursuits, Scripps in Residence can help bring clarity and insight to setting oneself up for those next steps.

August 30, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Career Planning & Resources College Hosts Networking Trek in Publishing, PR, and Marketing

In August, Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) expanded their career exploration and networking offerings, hosting its first trek to Bay Area firms specializing in publishing, public relations, and marketing. The trek was sponsored by parents David and Moni Butze P’18, who also hosted a networking dinner for alumnae and students.

August 28, 2017

Scripps College Move-In Day: Meet the Class of 2021

On Thursday, August 24, the Scripps community welcomed the Class of 2021 to campus as part of its annual Move-In Day. We spoke to a few of the 329 members of our newest class about why they chose Scripps and what they are most looking forward to as the academic year begins. For more on […]

August 21, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Scripps 360° Getting the Most from Your First Year at Scripps

As any alumna can attest, Scripps is more than just a place to learn—the College calls students to embrace leadership, service, integrity, and creativity as part of their path to graduation. To that end, Scripps offers students myriad ways to develop their abilities both inside and outside the classroom, from clubs and athletics and grants and internships to volunteer opportunities, student government, and peer mentoring.

August 1, 2017

Be Scripps College Move-In Ready with These 10 “Not-So-Typical” Items

Move-In Day, August 26, is just around the corner. Whether you’ll be returning to campus or arriving for the very first time, we wanted to suggest just a few offbeat items that might come in handy during the academic year to come. We can’t wait to see you at Scripps this fall!  

June 14, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day Soccer Game, Seniors Play Faculty and Staff in this Kick Off to Graduation

While Capstone Day celebrates academic achievement, it has a playful side, too, thanks to Professor of French Thierry Boucquey. While helping to pilot Capstone Day in 2008, Professor Boucquey proposed capping off the events with a friendly soccer game between Scripps faculty, staff, and seniors on Scripps’ Alumnae Field.

May 22, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day, Celebrating the Academic Research and Achievements of the Senior Class

Each May, as seniors edge closer to graduation, the Scripps community takes a day to celebrate their academic achievements. Capstone Day, a Scripps tradition since 2008, brings the 5C community together to learn about outstanding senior thesis projects. Nominated by faculty, senior presenters share original projects in a range of disciplines and media—the culmination of the thinking, writing, and research they’ve been working on towards their degree.

May 3, 2017

CP&R: Life After Scripps: Preparing Students to Attend Top Law Schools

Scripps’ commitment to educating students for “lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity” produces alumnae who are equipped to succeed in a variety of career paths, from artists to scientists, and CEOs to politicians. Increasingly, Scripps graduates have been drawn to careers in the legal profession, and the College is providing the resources they need to secure placement in the nation’s top law schools.