It was a fun Sunday evening. First, there was dessert. Then there was dancing.
Brioche is French butter bread. It has a soft, velvety texture and a rich, slightly sweet flavor. My friends and I had purchased some from Trader Joe’s after being tantalized with samples. We really didn’t want to know how many hundred and seventy calories each slice contained. But that didn’t stop us from slathering our slices with vanilla cream cheese frosting and piling lemon-raspberry sauce on top.
Need to learn how to bake this bread.
OASIS is the Organization of the Associated Students of the Indian Subcontinent. After eating brioche with berries, I attended OASIS’s annual culture show to take photos for the campus newspaper. Students sang, played instruments, danced, and put on a fashion show. The dancing acts were the most fun to photograph because of all the action. They came in various styles, including traditional, hip-hop, and even Bollywood.
Caltech Aarya performs a traditional dance.
Seniors stylin’ for the fashion show in their last OASIS performance.
A cheesy Bollywood-style love story acted out by Caltech Dhamaka.
Sets are Caltech’s term for weekly homework assignments. After the show, I returned to my room and wrapped up my math one and then helped a friend with hers. It was a good day.
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.