Hello, there!I am glad to give you a mid-week finals update - I’ve been able to work down my list of things to do, and now what remains is studying for my BMB/Bi/Ch 170a final and writing my Bi 180 report. So I’m feeling pretty good about it all right now. However, that’s enough about me, but let me tell you about one of Caltech’s AWESOME traditions during Finals’ Week
What is this, exactly? Essentially, it’s breakfast…at midnight! One day during each of my Finals’ Weeks here (they started it when I was a FROSH - I know I’m old…) Caltech Dining Services opens up Chandler and you can get a delicious fresh-cooked meal at midnight! You can get pizza, omelets, crepes, donuts, fruit, bacon, sausage, and more! The best part? IT’S FREE!!!!Nothing to get college students excited like free food especially during the stressful time of Finals’ Week. Well, they don’t call it “Madness” for nothing - here are some pictures I took while braving the crowds to get my breakfast pizza and omelet!
Well…seems everyone’s glad they can take a break from their finals! Almost there… :) And then only TWO MORE terms at Caltech. Kind of crazy when it’s been my life for the last 3! But enough reminiscing, no time - got to work on finishing my classes!
What do you remember feeling when you found out you had been accepted to Caltech?
In short: I was completely shocked. Caltech had been my first-choice school for years (warm weather, great science, what’s not to love?). However, I didn’t ever think I’d get in: nobody had gotten in from my high school in the living memory of any teacher and my guidance counselor had told me point blank that it was a longshot.
It’s crazy to think that it has been four years now since I was applying to college. I remember it vividly. This week we’re spending some time reflecting on our personal admissions processes, and how we ended up at Caltech. There’s one question though that I wanted to spin out into a separate post: “what advice would you give to the admitted class of 2025?” And I think the best way to do this is to tell a more detailed story than I did in my other post.