Sorry I didn’t post until now—I have been so busy with the show and resting after the show…I haven’t gotten a chance to show all the wonderful pictures that were taken backstage and onstage Friday and Saturday night.
This being my final dance show at Caltech—I definitely got emotional and nostalgic after the performances. I have been dancing for so long, and my journey ends here at Caltech. I remember coming in as a freshman and being the only undergrad interested in dancing–it wasn’t until my junior year when I finally met underclassman dancers. The program has really expanded since I came and I am sad to leave now. Just wanted to let my dance girlies know that I am so happy to have worked with you all and had so much fun.
I also want to thank all of my friends and family who came out to support me during this dance show and my previous ones. You guys are AWESOME!
Unlike many students, I never had the opportunity to visit Caltech before enrolling. I had visited California once in elementary school, and the first time I returned was to move in for college. The only time I had ever left home before was for a week or two of sleepaway camp. Now, I would be moving across the country to a place I had never seen before with a bunch of strangers. Naturally, I was a bit terrified.
…Or, How a Disciple of Bethany Ehlmann, a Former Desert Militiaman, Moore Lab Subbasement Dwellers, Roblox’s Newest Intern, a Florida Man, and a Luminous Plasma Scientist Went to War with the Caltech Mail Center, Got Double-Crossed by AirGas Corp., Survived Three COVID Outbreaks, and Nearly Stranded Themselves in the Mojave in order to Send a Bag of Peanuts to Space (A True Story).
Every midterm week and final week, Page House Peer Advocates (PAs) put on a de-stressing event. This term for midterms, the PAs hosted a painting night in conjunction with a Page dessert night. (Every Thursday, the House gives $60 to a pageboy (a member of Page) to buy a bunch of dessert and snacks for the house for dessert night.). They provided canvases, paint brushes, and a variety of paint colors for the night. It was a really fun and relaxing time to stop working on sets or studying for midterms for a bit and hangout with friends.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.