Last Friday, Avery had an alley pumpkin carving challenge at Tom Mannion’s house. There were two pumpkins per alley, and plenty of snacks to go around - pie, corn dogs, bagel bites, donuts, and even warm apple cider (yummm!).
My alley, Alley 1, carved a Charlie Brown pumpkin and Joker pumpkin. Both of them required a lot of precision, and I think they turned out really well!
Why so serious?
And here’s some pictures of the incredibly creative designs everyone else had!
*Kitty, Pac-Man, and the Morton Salt girl.*
*Minion, Homura (an anime character), and Kitty, again.*
Jesus, Tim (a kid in Avery), and doge.
*The winner: two wolves howling. (Sorry for bad picture!)*
Pumpkin carving was definitely a welcome break from midterms. I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of next year!
You’re squished with all your dorm essentials in the back of the car and your parents in the front trying to find parking. Emotions are high: Will you make friends? Will classes be too hard? What’s your roommate going to be like?
So you’ve done it! You’re going to attend Caltech, one of your dream schools, and you can officially call yourself a Techer. Maybe you grew up in sunny Southern California or, like me, moved thousands of miles from the East Coast (where they actually have seasons.) Regardless of how familiar you are with Pasadena or the Caltech campus before attending, becoming a student is a unique and new experience. Life at Caltech can be fun, but it is also one of the most rigorous schools in the world. It is important that your own health and wellbeing is always a top priority, regardless of whatever commitments you have on your plate.
Senior year tends to differ widely between different folks. Some have finished nearly all their major requirements, while others will be working through their classes all the way until graduation. My friends and I all fall on different points along this spectrum, but we all have something in common: we’re ready for second and third term.