The Computer History Museum is about the innovation that went into machines, and their evolution over time. It’s always very interesting to me because the timeline for the museum is really ridiculous - from the start of the main exhibit, there is an abacus, which goes straight into machines such as type writers. But modern(ish) computers don’t really start until World War II, and their advancement accelerates so drastically starting from the 1970s that it’s almost comical. It’s really so surprising to see iPods from 2001 displayed in a museum, simply because technology has advanced so fast.
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.