Ever since our Venerable president Sherman had passionately advocated this Thai place on Colorado Street (just north of the Caltech campus), my roommate and I had wanted to try it out. We thought it was decent, but not great. Service was a little slow and the pad thai noodles were rather undercooked. Entrees range from $10.50 to 12 or up.
The assignment (I’ll not say what it was for) was to poke a hole through a raw potato with a straw. A plastic straw! Well, I don’t go to a tech/engineering school for nothing… Secret: 2 straws and momentum. I saw some other kids get creative, and stick their potatoes through with mechanical pencils. Use whatever you have on hand, right?
My brother bought a bag of cookie dough powder from our high school orchestra’s fundraiser and we decided to test it out while I was on spring break. We wanted to see what it would be like to follow the instructions for once, so we used all of the recommended amount of butter–1 and a half sticks. The cookies ended up very buttery, very sugary, and downright delicious, albeit very rich. It wasn’t as bad as the time I tried to make snickerdoodles out of one of my mom’s cookbooks and gave my brother a stomachache, however.
I met up with some old friends on Tuesday, wandering our hometown, and decided to browse the local Hallmark. I’m not sure what these are, only that we found them in the wine section (what was actually being sold were bottle stoppers and Paris-themed miscellany, not real wine). You never know what you’ll find in places like these!
…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.
One of Caltech’s many clubs is the RISE tutoring program, where undergraduate students connect with local high schoolers and provide tutoring in various STEM subjects. I only became a tutor this academic year, but the experience has been so rewarding for me and, hopefully, also for the students I tutor.