It’s the end of Rotation, and all the frosh have rotated into their new houses! As part of our house initiation, we painted Fleming’s red cannon a nice Page blue :) (with Fleming’s permission, of course). During my rotation 3 years ago, we pulled pranks like stealing Lloyd’s gong and Venerable’s couches, but nothing as big as this. Apparently the paint is washable though, so it should come off fine.
The first weekend after end of Rotation, Page organized a house trip to go climbing! In our house, if we can get 15 people to go to an event, the cost gets subsidized by $15 per person. We went to LA Boulder to climb, and the cost for a day pass is usually $31, but it got subsidized down to $16.
It was my first time going climbing, so I had no idea what to expect. When I was a kid, I had climbed one of those straight vertical walls with a harness on, but here, there was no harness and the walls were definitely not flat. I was a bit intimidated and scared of falling at first, especially since some of the people going had a lot of experience (especially the new exchange students!). But after trying a couple times, I started to get the hang of it! It’s really fun, and I’d like to go again and get better at it :) You definitely feel sore afterwards, so it feels like a good workout too.
After going climbing, we decided to go to Wurstküche, a hot dog place in the Arts District. There was quite a long line, but I think it was worth it. The hot dogs were delicious, and they have a bunch of unique flavors like duck and rabbit to try.
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!?