Hey there boys and girls. It’s been so long since my last blog! Sorry to have kept you waiting. Just kidding… mostly.
So the reason I haven’t had a post in so long is because I have had a lot of things going on over the last few weeks. There have been a lot of things going on from Prefrosh weekend (a big shout out to my prefrosh Michael Klionsky! and to Matt S who was one of the first people to volunteer to guest blog!) to getting our new debate club off the ground and then to gearing up for midterms, among other things.
This will probably be a short post as I just want to put up some updates to catch you guys up to speed.
I’ve finally declared my major, Applied and Computational Mathematics! I totally missed the deadline though, which was on a Friday so the following Monday morning I woke up to an email from the registrar asking if I wanted to be a frosh forever… after which I promptly replied with my declaration form.
Muneeb, our friend Atharv and I decided to take one for the incoming freshman and move offcampus to free up some space in the house. We’re moving into Page off campus alley (OCA) called the Holly. Due to some complications with housing, last year Page wasn’t able to keep its OCA for that year so we’re the first Pageboy residents since we’ve reclaimed it. It looks like it’s going to be a good year living there with 4 good frinds. Also I’m rooming with Muneeb again… #Roomiesforlife haha.
So here’s a couple pictures!
I was running through the neighborhood south of Caltech (I think it’s San Marino) and I saw this Speed Limit sign. I call it “Freedom at 25 mph”
At Caltech it is a graduation requirement to take a “menu” class, courses which introduce you to areas of study outside of your major. This year, there were three courses offered in the third term: ESE 1, Ay 1, and Ge 1. I took Ge 1: Earth and Environment for two reasons. First, ever since the first term I have been interested in the idea of minoring in geology (I might major in it instead!) and the class piqued my interest. Second, the class has an awesome multi-day field trip. While I’m not usually a fan of the outdoors, preferring to stay inside and read books or watch anime, this trip was the highlight of my term. As we went up the 395 along the Eastern Sierra’s, the geological makeup of California was revealed before my eyes. So come on a journey across California with me through my Ge 1 field trip photo gallery.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?