Hey guys,So, I’m lucky enough to live relatively close to Tech–home for me is about three hours north of Pasadena. Ever since this summer began, I’ve needed stuff andhave been too lazy to get it on my own. So, a few weeks ago I told my mom that she should come down and buy me stuff. I mean, that’s what moms are for…right? :) Initially I was just going to stay here, but then some people said this would be the perfect opportunity to learn how to make Mexican food. Haha..and I agreed. And thus, my tamale-making weekend was set.Since the only full day I would be home was Saturday, this was my tamale making day. Before we started, my mom went and showed me what to buy. Here’s a picture of some of the raw materials. Actually, most of the items were used for the preparation of the meat. Apparently, you “need” to prepare it yourself in order for it taste better. Yumm.
After letting the meat heat up a bit, we added in the chili sauce. According to my mom, this was the “cheating” way because we didn’t make it ourselves. Pshh, it was perfectly fine with me. I’m a college student. Time is money and the less time it takes to make the food, the better!
For now, have a good week and talk to you all later.
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.