So this past Sunday, the men of Avery made brunch for all
the ladies. Tom Mannion hosted the event at his house. The guys made omlettes,
eggs benedict, hash browns, and quiches. There were also croissants, bagels,
and fresh fruit. Our frosh UCC Saurabh also came back to visit, so that was a
nice surprise. He’s working for SIG in Philly now as a trader. I believe that
the UCC/house system here at Caltech truly makes this small community feel like
a family. Saurabh always took us on frosh walk and talks, and made sure each of
us were doing well. Now as a junior, I try to do the same unofficially by
walking around the house when taking a break from sets and talking to all the
frosh I didn’t get to meet last term while abroad. The class of 2016 is pretty
cool, and I can’t wait to meet all you prospective prefrosh in April for
Prefrosh Weekend (PFW)! :)
Anyways, Saurabh taught us a new playing card game, called
We ended up playing until 4 am. It was nice catching up with him and
hopefully we’ll see him again Tomorrow (for Ditch Day ;P).
Avery also had a hot pot event on Monday to celebrate
Chinese New Year. It was quite successful and there was a ton of food as you
can see from the pictures. I had a good three day weekend and I’m looking
forward to what this week brings.
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.