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!
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.