Chandler has artwork that is put up/rotated out every term within the annex. It’s a mix of submissions from undergrads, grads, and staff - although I also saw one alumni photo up as well. To show the new art that was put up this term, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) hosted an Art Gala with snacks and booze (for the Grad students of course) this past Thursday. There was live music with live dancing, and some provided paint and canvases for anyone who wanted to create something at the night.
Photo credits: Ben Cassese
All of the artwork was really gorgeous, and there was almost everything that one could think of on display: not only painting, photos, and digital art (both drawn and photoshopped), but also Origami, basket weaving, and even some ceramics. The best title was undoubtedly the origami piece, but there were also interesting things like a duct tape canvas.
I also think one of the best parts of the night was also the provided art materials. It was really creative what people would do with the limited colors they had on a small canvas with almost no premeditation. I actually wasn’t considering doing it until a friend got “art-sniped” as she called it, and encouraged me to do a piece as well. I won’t tell you which canvas is mine, but have fun guessing!
Caltech may be a small campus, but it has a large variety of food options. There are three main dining locations on campus — The Lee F. Browne Dining Hall, the Hameetman Center (which houses our beloved Red Door Cafe), and the Broad Café.
As a Caltech student, I obviously have a love for STEM. But for me, that love is incomplete without the bigger picture—the role that STEM can play in helping society. That connection between science and humanity served as the initial motivation for one of my primary passions: organizing for environmental justice.
Now that the 2021 baseball season has come to close, I want to take a little trip down memory lane to the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs. To set the scene, after an exciting wild card game win, the Washington Nationals (my team) began a five game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers win the first and third game of the series, and the Nationals win the second and fourth game, making game five a do-or-die situation. The final game took place at Dodgers Stadium, a mere 20 minute drive from Caltech. I pounced on this opportunity, going to the game with my fellow baseball-fanatic and Caltech student, Arya.