The Master of the Corpus College and his wife own the cutest dog, Flapjack, or Jack for short. They let students walk him to de-stress or to just play with him, and it’s usually one student a day. They’re really kind and host all sorts of events, like casual dinner for groups of 15-20 students at the Master’s Lodge, just to get to know the students better!
The first time I walked Jack, I went with another Caltech exchange student, Michelle. We had a lot of trouble walking him that particular day, since he was very free spirited and kept tugging on the leash. Beforehand, the Master told us that Jack knows the commands ‘stop’ and ‘come back’, and he demonstrated for us with Jack. But, after reaching these large green fields where we let him off the leash, when we told him to come he would just turn and look at us from a distance. At least he stopped!
I walked him again just two days ago, and he was a lot more obedient, thankfully!
(Sorry for the screenshot of Michelle’s instagram story :P)
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?