Personally, I’d pick ninjas over pirates any day. But I’ve got to hand it to them: Pirates really do know how to party.
Yesterday was our Pirate’s dinner out on San Pasqual lawn, sponsored by our very own Caltech Dining Services (CDS). And when CDS decides to host a theme for a party/dinner, they go all out.
Let’s see…for our menu, we had
Blimey Fire and Ice Pasta Salad (Cold and Spicy pasta…ow I can’t handle spicy foods…)
1st Mate Mango Salad (Best fruit ever)
Anchors Away Fruit Spears
for starters, then as entrees:
Davy Jones Out Flanked Steak
Peg Leg Chicken Breasts (they really have one leg!)
Hooked Mahi Mahi
Cannon Ball Red Potatoes (we actually started throwing these around…they hurt >_<*)
Handtack Biscuits (amazingly fluffy and a little sweet)
Then, we topped it off with a couple of
Deep Sea Turtle Brownies (peanut butter chocolate chips and chocolate galore)
Ship Wrecked Cake (Didn’t quite look like a ship…who cares? Probably the best dessert I’ve ever had)
And finally, they pulled out a miniature model of a pirate boat (4 feet long, 3 feet tall…at least). This was a 21 layer cake of vanilla and chocolate, covered in icing to resemble Jack Sparrow’s on ship from Pirates of the Caribbean.
But that’s enough about the food. They even got us all pirate hats and beachballs!
There were only about…100 of these. A spontaneous dodgeball fight ensued shortly after dinner….no casualties though!
Oh, here’s our Senior Student Body President for next year. No worries, she didn’t eat that all by herself…I think.
Did I mention the hats? A lucky few got captain versions too…
But yeah, definitely one of the many perks about Caltech. See ya around, mate!
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.