You might recognize this spot from the opening credits of “Legally Blonde”. The Caltech campus was used as an institute of fashion design! Our campus is often used in TV shows two. We’ve had filming crews show up throughout the year to shoot episodes. If you watch shows such as “Real Genius”, “Greek”, and “Numb3rs” you might recognize this campus in some of the scenes!
A perfect post card. We call this building the Wedding Cake (once Techers actually put a cardboard bride and groom atop this auditorium). I still can’t believe that the San Gabriel Mountains are right there!
In the back of this shot is where seven of the eight student houses are. In the very back is the fancy Athenaeum (“Ath” for short). Many weddings are help there on weekends and during the week you can find professors dining there or taking their students out to dinner or lunch (there is really good food there).
This is my House (Page House).
These are blooming right under our windows!
My window is the open one. It looks out onto the bookstore and the Red Door Cafe. If you continue along this walkway you’ll find yourself in Chandler Hall - the main dining hall.
What I see right before entering my house!
Depending on the house and style of room that you choose, rooms can look pretty different at Caltech. Generally, the south houses (Blacker, Dabney, Fleming, Ricketts) have similar options, and the north houses (Lloyd, Page, Venerable) are similar in their room styles as well. Rooms in Bechtel and Avery tend to look different from the north and south house rooms as well. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing an example of what a Fleming (south house) single generally looks like, and how I’ve chosen to decorate mine.
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!