So here we are, the weekend before finals, and I’ve done zero homework since Wednesday. To be fair, I don’t have anything due until this coming Thursday, but whatever. Feeling lazy? Not so much. I’ve got a friend visiting from home (all the way from Philly for the weekend!) and we’ve been doing the “Caltech experience.” Except for the homework, which is a pretty integral part of the Caltech experience.
We went to Page House formal dinner and cocktail party on Friday night (an annual tradition for Pageboys to get fancy for a night). We’ve played three nights of DnD, too.
Saturday we spent with two other Pageboys at Manhattan beach!
Ben and Alex dug a hole for Alex to nap in.
Sunday morning, we remembered that Lululemon (and sometimes Athleta!) stores offer free yoga classes on weekend mornings. We walked to Old Pas for a free 9:30 vinyasa, and went to Urth Caffé on the way back for breakfast.
All in all a relaxing weekend, but I’m beginning to agree with the nagging feeling that I’m not doing enough work. Time to get back to the grind. Have a great summer!
When we think of Caltech and the Avengers, most of us would not make any sort of direct connections between the two. The only connection that comes to my mind is that many Caltech students enjoy Marvel and the Avengers. But what if we made another sort of connection. Where instead of Caltech students liking the Avengers, the Caltech students WERE the Avengers. If this was the case, what major would each Avenger be? (Note: For my emotional well-being, in this scenario, everyone is alive and happy with their lives at Caltech)
On May 8, the Washington Nationals came to Los Angeles Angels for a lovely Mother’s Day Game. I, being a D.C. native and avid Nationals fan, of course had to attend– the Nationals play the Angels very rarely because they play in different leagues and on opposite coasts. My dad and I have a goal of going to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and we had to take advantage of our home team being in L.A., so my mom and dad both flew out for the weekend.
As I write this blog, I’m sitting on a grassy knoll on Pomona-Pitzer’s campus. It’s the last match of my final season of tennis here at Caltech. It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling to be done with my college tennis career (unless I decide to use my final year of NCAA eligibility, granted to athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic). Being a part of the women’s tennis team here has been a defining part of my identity and where I met my community on campus. In this blog, I want to discuss a bit of the process of becoming an NCAA athlete, the Caltech experience of handling schoolwork and a sport, and my take on how it affected my growth here.