Opinion: Caltech Ranked #2 by Princeton Review. When Did We Start Sucking so Badly?

Dammit. Another year, another failure. Caltech still can’t get it right. Princeton gets #1, but not us? Those slimy east-coast know-it-alls sure are giving us a run for our money. We’ve really let it slip this time. I mean, just look at this graph. This defeat, it hurts. I’m not even sure what school this is that I matriculated to anymore. Like many Caltech undergraduates, I decided to attend Caltech because it was once ranked first by the Times Higher Education. Now that we’ve lost that, who even cares about our top-notch research and focus on the sciences? Every school … Continue reading Opinion: Caltech Ranked #2 by Princeton Review. When Did We Start Sucking so Badly?

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IHC Chair Defends Lack of Progress, Cites Nine-Month-Long Transition Period

In response to complaints that the Interhouse Committee (IHC) is “a waste of time” and “unable and unwilling to pursue long-term policy goals,” the IHC chair defended the committee during a press conference this afternoon. Catherine Jamshidi, IHC Chair and ASCIT … Continue reading IHC Chair Defends Lack of Progress, Cites Nine-Month-Long Transition Period

Institute to Become the “California Institute of Computer Science and also Some Other Things”

In light of growing enrollment in Caltech’s undergraduate computer science option, the Officers of the Faculty voted yesterday to rename the Institute to the California Institute of Computer Science and also Some Other Things. In his announcement to the Institute, … Continue reading Institute to Become the “California Institute of Computer Science and also Some Other Things”

Letter from the Editors

Greetings, fine reader! This is the inaugural post of The California Torch, the finest publication of the illustrious California Institute of Technology. Herein you will find only the most reliable, accurate, and up-to-date news regarding Our Fine Institute. The Torch covers everything from Student Life to Important Matters, as well as the many, many things in between and beyond. If you would like to contribute, please contact the Editors at california.torch@gmail.com. We seek skilled writers with impeccable taste and an appreciation for the absurd. Continue reading Letter from the Editors