Monday, July 28, 2008

A Busy Week

The parents of '10 brothers were warmly welcomed at our family reception this Friday. Afterwards, some intrepid fathers got a chance to play some pong and embrace what some regard the most important sport at Dartmouth.

As you can see in this picture of Teddy's father, skill is clearly genetic. The same goes for the undefeated Gottlieb team (below).

In other brotherhood news, our softball team had an AMAZING doubleheader yesterday. In the first game, a last-licks rally took the game into extra innings against AXA, who succumbed to the superior offensive momentum of our team. 9-6 Trikap.

Here's our fantastic team:

Adam Merber
Teddy Sinsheimer
Connor Heinrich
Andrew Jean-Louis '09
Zachary Gottlieb
Michael Brasher
Jon Adelson
Eric Larson
Danny Wiebicke

The next game, against Psi Upsilon, was a battle of the first fraternities at Dartmouth College. And while Psi Upsilon technically was founded first, we thoroughly beat them 7-4.

Unfortunately, we're still looking for the pictures of the actual family reception. We hope this picture of our house six flags trip is a suitable alternative:

(Front center, clockwise: Herman Bajwa, Jude Chiy, Islam Fayed, Christopher Takeuchi '09, Allen Zhang)

Yours in Kappa,

The Pillar and the Shield

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

July 22, 2008

This has been another great summer week for the Trikap '10s of 08x.

The brotherhood took a house trip to see "The Dark Knight" at the Hooksett IMAX, which was incredible. Although the theater was over an hour away, the aesthetic brilliance of Christopher Nolan's direction, and the powerful and dark portrayal of the Joker by Heath Ledger made it well worth the journey.

Unfortunately, rain canceled a house trip to the ledges. However, there is no doubt that it will be rescheduled.

This weekend promises to impress the parents of Kappa Kappa Kappa. A reception for parents will be held in our living room on Friday evening, and all brothers are encouraged to come with their families.

Unfortunately, the amazing talent of the Trikap intramural soccer team was quashed by the combined efforts of Chi Heorot's and Alpha Xi's motley crue of misfits. Our brothers played nobly --- however, their offensive efforts fell far short of their defensive ones. Two goals could not match the "Orange Iguanas'" five. We shall persevere, however, in coming matches with a renewed sense of enthusiasm

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In addition

And don't forget our wonderful spring class photo!
166 years of well-dressed sons of Dartmouth!

Great house additions!

Thanks to prudent decision making by brothers Andrew Jean-Louis '09, Valentino Wong '10, Justin Tzou ;10 and Christopher Takeuchi '09, we finally have a propane grill for our brothers' use.

This grill is phenomenal; it responds beautifully, cooks evenly and makes house cookouts a breeze. While coal imparts a more smoky and natural flavor to grilled meats, our two smokers tended to be unreliable (and brothers often forget to purchase the necessary coal).

Our wonderful new grill has already been used at inter-house BBQ's with Gamma Delta Chi and Chi Gamma fraternities.

We can thank Mark Heller '10, Christopher Takeuchi '09 and your humble blogger (Zachary Gottlieb '10) for taking the initiative to purchase letters for the front of our house. They look beautiful, and identify us as the first (and most revered) fraternity on Webster Avenue.

Also, the '10 class has made an incredible effort to reorganize and clean the attic. Although we lack pristine photos of this Herculean achievement, it is truly a most impressive feat. Brothers have found myriad items of house history (including old stationery, musical instruments, tons of textbooks and black books), and plan to reap the benefits of this bevy of inherited booty.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Blog Revival

Looks like it's time to revive the little blog that could.One week ago, the brotherhood took a fantastic trip to the copper mines, where several intrepid brothers took mighty leaps.

Enjoy the wonderful pictures, and expect weekly updates!

-Zach Gottlieb
Summer Vice President 08X