What now? I’ve finished my senior year..and have a few days until graduation.
First…is relaxing and playing with my new iPad (it’s incredible, by the way)
Then were some senior receptions these past few days:
Ice cream social for the admissions office–PS: we moved! The admissions office moved a few weeks ago from Steele House to 383 S Hill over by the President’s House and the Einstein Papers House.
The ice cream social was done to celebrate a successful year in admissions tours and most importantly to recognize the graduating seniors for all their effort!
Friday was the Senior Reception and Dinner at Chandler. I was telling everyone that the last time just our class sat down to have a meal together was probably during rotation of Freshman Year when we first arrived. The food was so yummy…and the desserts were even prettier.
Too pretty to eat?…I don’t think so…
Then the almost-grads went to the alumni house for a special celebratory luncheon
So as you can see…it’s been a lot of relaxing and eating these past few days…and I can only foresee more of that until graduation. I’ve also been starting on the tedious task of packing up my room and selling some of my stuff (appliances, dorm room stuff) to underclassmen. That and getting prepared for my new job is keeping me busy.
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.