Whew, this weekend was busy! Work-wise as well as event-wise. Seeing the other side of Prefrosh Weekend was certainly interesting. When we heard that there were too many lady prefroshlings attending to be fit into all the girls’ rooms on campus, my roommate and I said to each other, “Eh, why not?” and volunteered to take on not one, not two, but THREE prefrosh!!! I guess they aren’t kidding when they throw this meme around:
Dearest prefrosh readers, I hope you had a wonderful time and definitely come and visit again! Wherever you’ve decided to go next year, I’m proud of you :) .
Dearest non-prefrosh readers, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out Jenny’s blog post here. This article is a pretty fun summary of what PFW’s all about as well and details very nicely some of the shenanigans that we Techers love to get into during PFW.
On Saturday night, the house was calm again once more. Just kidding, what’s calm at Caltech? We had an alley event!!!
Background: Lloyd house has seven alleys. Four upstairs and three downstairs. An Alley is comprised of five or six rooms, each with two people each, and is named after the murals in that alley’s respective hallway.
Now, back to the story. On Saturday, Tropic and Valhalla organized a trip to the local ice rink for an ice skating trip! This was organized by the Upper Classmen Counselors (UCC) of the two respective alleys. All in all, we had ten people that went. The Pasadena Ice Skating Center is located really close to campus! A nice walk down Green Street takes you right to it - situated nicely next to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Alleys in every house are allotted fund by their house to subsidize alley events, which is a logical explanation as to why there’s ALWAYS something happening in the houses or around campus.
It was the first time for one guy in our group, but since he was already a pretty fantastic skier, it was amazing how fast he picked it up! We all took a few falls and I definitely had at least two gnarly wipeouts, but it was great to bond with my alleymates and chill with a bunch of friends. About halfway through, I started skate-stalking around and behind people to try and take pictures – therefore, please excuse the awkward angles and obscene amount of blurriness. All in all, another great night.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
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!?