The Scripps Experience Series

February 11, 2016

The Scripps Experience: The Motley Coffeehouse: Serving Up Scripps Spirit One Cup at a Time

Walking into the Motley Coffeehouse from Seal Court is like stepping into the heart of Scripps. Bustling on any day of the week, the Motley is full of students busily typing away on their laptops, reading, and socializing. The whirring of an espresso machine and the sound of pop music can be heard amidst the […]

December 17, 2015

The Scripps Experience: From the Mountains to the Sea, Adventure Awaits with Outdoor Wilderness Leaders

Taking full advantage of these opportunities for outdoor adventure, the Scripps club Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL) connects students who are interested in the outdoors, rents out recreational gear, and sponsors student-led camping, backpacking, and day trips to locations in Southern California and beyond.

December 4, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Scripps Student Athletics Means Three Colleges, One Spirit

Scripps is known for its rigorous academics, and its incredibly talented student-athletes are making a name for the College, too. Students involved in the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) athletics program, a partnership between Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Harvey Mudd Colleges, are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Conference, which includes 180,000 student-athletes at 450 institutions.

November 17, 2015

The Scripps Experience: For STEM and Pre-Health Majors, Support Is Just Down the Hall

Instead of the usual promise of, “See you next week!” after their cell biology lecture, students pack up and walk back to their shared residence, a dedicated corridor in Wilbur Hall. Although the situation may seem unusual for a small residential college, it is part of the day-to-day for Scripps students who are members of the newly established science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and pre-health Living Learning Community (LLC).

October 22, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Scripps Live Arts Brings Diversity in Music to The Claremont Colleges

When Nina Posner ’17 discovered Scripps Live Arts (SLA) during her first year, it was a revelation. “I couldn’t believe booking bands and making shows happen for other people was a real thing we were allowed and encouraged to do in college,” she remembers.

October 19, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Showcasing Student Research

On October 9, 29 Scripps students gathered in the Hampton Room at Malott Commons to present data and analyses of their original research projects to faculty and peers at Scripps’ third annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. This daylong event included presentations by recipients of the Environmental Analysis, Esterly, Hsu Fund, Johnson, LASPA Action, and Mellon grants. Taken together, the students’ research was conducted in more than seven languages and across nine countries, in fields ranging from philosophy, to chemistry, to feminist theory, to sustainable development.

October 12, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Traversing the Tech World with Career Planning & Resources (CP&R)

Three days, nine companies, 12 Scripps students, and one incredible experience: From August 5 to 7, Scripps College’s Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) team hosted its first-ever career exploration and networking trip to San Francisco to meet with companies and alumnae in the technology industry. Called the Bay Area Tech Trek, the trip connected current students with Scripps alumnae who work at innovative tech firms Anaplan, Eventbrite, Facebook, Medallia, NextDoor, Pinterest, Spongecell, Twilio, and Uber. Visiting three companies each day, the students explored what careers in technology might look like, gained advice from professionals in the industry, and networked with successful Scripps graduates.