Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!


The brothers of Kappa Kappa Kappa (especially Mark Heller '10) want to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season.


The newest class of Tri-Kap smiles for two different cameras.


Please let us know if you plan on visiting the house during winter term.

We'll keep you updated on special Winter Carnival events for alumni, as well as plans for house renovations.

YiK,

The Tri-Kap Undergraduates

Formal Fun


Tri-Kap enjoyed another wonderful formal this fall at the Hartness House in Springfield, Vermont.

Valentino Wong '10 struts his stuff



The historic inn served a delightful dinner buffet in its banquet-style dining room, while couples listened to Sinatra and got ready to hit the dance floor.



A photogenic couple --- Connor Heinrich '10 and Ellie Chapman '10 smile for the camera





The Seniors of the '10 Class (and Tomi Jun '08) pose for a chaotic group photo





Monday, November 09, 2009

Tri-Kap Halloween

Tri-Kap hosted the Third Annual Webster Avenue Halloween Party for the Upper Valley on October 31st, and it was a great success.

Upper Valley children visit the hallowed halls of Tri-Kap for some Halloween activities


Many children from the area came to enjoy stories by the fire in our living room, a haunted house in our basement, a dunk tank, trick-or-treat stations, and facepainting. Thanks to Sig Ep, GDX, Alpha Phi, and AZD for their help setting up and manning the events!

In addition, we were incredibly honored to host Jim Kim, President of the College, and his family, in their first public appearance at a Greek house this year.

President of the College Jim Kim and family pose with Tri-Kaps and house girlfriends



Jim Kim's son enjoys decimating the Pinata-of-lame-duck-institutional-presidency

President Kim honors Greek leaders Michael Brasher '10 and Zachary Gottlieb '10 with a commemorative tote bag, which he filled with candy to take home






Friday, October 30, 2009

Wiz Khalifa and the Homecoming Dance Party

The brothers of Tri-Kap put on the best homecoming party of recent memory last week; rapper Wiz Khalifa, an up-and-coming performer from Pittsburgh, graced out Kappa stage for a full-fledged concert right in our living room.

Wiz Khalifa entertains the crowd


Blair Randall '11, a.k.a. DJ Kemmik, opened, showing off some of his amazing talent.

D.J. Kemmik gets ready to rock the party

Afterwards, Kemmik was DJ for the three-hour dance party that followed. Needless to say, it was a very sweaty and very successful affair.

Jamie Schlosstein '11 holds back the papparazzi and adoring fans from mobbing the stage

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Saturday included a reception for all visiting alumni, who were able to stop by, have a snack, and mingle by the fire with current undergraduates. Our most esteemed guests included Tri-Kaps John Mitchell '60 and Tom Cutter '62, who regaled brothers with stories of a clean house and good furniture.

Expect more to come from our multi-talented brothers!

Y.I.K.,

Zachary Gottlieb '10
Vice President

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Members!

We welcome the newest group of Tri-Kap men, our Class of 2012:

Wei Zhou hails from Ohio
Deep Shah hails from New York
Geroge Bahena hails from California
Robbie Moss hails from Ecuador
Max Yoeli hails from New York
Juan Carlos Freile Franco hails from Ecuador
Ben Burke hails from Alaska
Sagaar Kaul hauls from New York
Kenneth Wang hails from California
Michael Joseph hails from New York
Marcel Wolff hails from Florida
Hector Lopez hails from New York
Max David hails from New York
Charles "Trey" Hunt hails from West Virginia
Luke Fowlie Hails from New Jersey
Eddie Vaisberg hails from California

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Rush

Brothers and Alumni,

Rush for the Class of 2012 will be held from 7-9 PM in the Tri-Kap living room on Saturday October 10, and Sunday October 11. We welcome all alumni to return, spend some time mingling with brothers and rushes, and relive the splendor of the deliberative process.

Please e-mail Zachary Gottlieb at zrg@dartmouth.edu or Michael Brasher at mbrash@dartmouth.edu if you plan on attending.


Who will fill the void left by our graduating Class of 2009? Find out this Saturday and Sunday!


Also, expect to receive the Fall 2009 Pillar in your home mailbox shortly! If you can't wait for it, you can see it (in color!) here: http://tri-kap.com/pillar.php

Y.I.K.,

Zachary Gottlieb '10

Cloudy With a Chance of Wine

Last week, the brothers of Kappa Kappa Kappa hosted the creators of the recent Pixar release, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Phil Lord ’97 and Chris Miller ’97. After a screening of the movie and discussion with the two alumni, an after-party was held at Tri-Kap.

Interested students and brothers were welcome to enjoy chilled wine, some snacks, and chat with the creators of the U.S.'s box office chart topper for two consecutive weeks.


Zachary Gottlieb '10 and Phil Lord '97 share a completely candid moment after some potent wit from Gottlieb

Lord and Miller are also known for the short-lived MTV cartoon series "Clone High," which was cancelled after complaints from offended Indians for the satirical portrayal of Gandhi.


Andrew Oppo '11, Zachary Gottlieb '10, Chris Miller '97 and Professor David Ehrlich pose for an animated photo-op


Monday, August 17, 2009

A Summer of Adventure

Brothers,

It has been quite an eventful summer.
One of the most exciting developments was bringing home the Intramural Soccer Champshionship. Our trophies --- green Dartmouth hats --- will forever be a sign of our impeccable skill, only to be matched by our unparalleled sportsmanship.


Conrad Whitaker '11 pursues the ball during a friendly against TDX. 


The weather has become increasingly good as the summer has progressed, beckoning Tri-Kaps to enjoy what the Granite State has to offer. 

The fruits of the Upper Valley


Tri-Kap also hosted Fieldstock events, including a bouncy castle, which entertained many a Dartmouth student.


Have you seen my girlfriend?
Jinwoo Baik '11 timidly approaches the bouncy pit abyss




Which one of these is not like the other? 
Henry Yan, Blair Randall, Sonny Kung, and Sean Lee keep their dates upright at summer formal.

And, to top it all off, we are overjoyed by the arrival of our puppies, Sam and Parker.

Yours in Kappa,

Zachary Gottlieb '10, Vice President

Puppies!

Brothers,

It is our great pleasure to introduce the newest members of the society of Kappa Kappa Kappa:



Please welcome Sam and Parker to our fraternity.

These ten-week old black lab pups hail from Alabama, and have been formally initiated into the Society.



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Alumni Reunions

Alumni, behold what you're missing in Hanover!

This past Tuesday, members of the class of 1954, 1964, 1969, and 1974 were welcomed back for a reception at the house.



Zachary Gottlieb '10 cuts limes for his special Alumni Reunion Gin & Tonic


They mingled, they snacked, and they enjoyed the plans for our major upcoming renovations while reacquainting themselves with the (spotless) house.


Kappa Kappa Kappa '69'ers (and one '74) pose in front of the house

We are always happy to welcome all Tri-Kap alumni and their families here at 1 Webster, so please bring them by to show them around.




The '69 Tri-Kaps enjoy their return home

This Saturday at 4 PM, we welcome the members of the Class of 1979, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 2004 for drinks and snacks at the house. We hope to see you there.

Yours in Kappa,

The Reunion Committee

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Commencement

Congratulations to the Kappa Kappa Kappa Class of 2009, which has successfully graduated this fine institution to represent its alma mater whilst roaming the girdled earth!

This past Saturday evening, seniors and their families were invited to congregate on the lawn of Tri-Kap under a beautiful tent to share stories, memories and delicious food.


Andrew Jean-Louis '09 and his family enjoy the beautiful night under the tent at 1 Webster

To work off the wine, families gathered in the basement to mingle and play pong with their graduating children.



A tense moment in the father-son match between Sam Kennedy '09 and Andrew Greenberg '09


The following morning, seniors received their diplomas from President Wright on the Green, forever to remember their four years at the best College the world has ever seen.



Baker Tower framed by graduating Dartmouth seniors and their families

We wish all of the seniors the best of luck. We'll miss you, Class of 2009, and always feel welcome here at 1 Webster Avenue, your home away from home.

Yours in Kappa,

The Remaining Undergraduates

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LinkedIn

Tri-Kaps from all classes can now join the interactive website "LinkedIn" to communicate about job opportunities, send out general announcements, and give current undergraduates an idea of when they will be visiting.

Please go here and register an account. Then, click the groups tab on the left and search for "Kappa Kappa Kappa" (include the quotation marks)


It's just that easy!

Now go join.

Best,

Zachary Gottlieb '10
VP



Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Lock-in

First off, apologies must be made for the tardiness of this blog update, which has long been overdue. Our termly Lock-In was this past weekend (or rather, two weekends ago), beginning on a beautiful Saturday morning when the entire brotherhood peregrinated to a lush soccer field about a mile from campus. While certainly some of us were less than ecstatic about the early rising and the interruption of the usual grace period needed to recuperate from the previous night's revelries, the smell of freshly cut grass and New Hampshire's curiously fresh morning air quickly awoken us to eager anticipation of the day's activities. Nature's own coffee and hangover cure. With an ample supply of bottled water and enough sports paraphernalia to make any teenage kid deliriously content for a day, we quickly set up games of kickball, soccer, and capture-the flag.

Michael Brasher '10 seems titillated at the thought of taking off his shoes.

Alec Brodsky '11 is ready for some baseball. Too bad his shirt suggests otherwise.


Andrew Jean-Louis '09 (front), Adam Merber '10, Joseph Pena '10, and Samir Mehta '10 scrimmage around.

Islam Fayed '10 at bat in our game of kickball.

After a fun-filled day at the soccer fields, we returned to the house and ate our fill of BBQ pork and steak catered by a nearby Big Fatty's. Following the delicious, and might I add, manly, meal, we partook in our long-practiced Lock-In tradition of the Lock-In discussion, where much insightful banter was exchanged regarding the future direction of the house. This was followed by yet another important tradition: the Ryder Cup competition, between the 09's, and the 10's and 11's. After a heated contest, the underclassmen emerged triumphant, and the upperclassmen, though dignified in defeat, rest assured knowing that the legacy of pong excellence will continue.

In other news, it has been six days (and counting) since Tri-Kap has been clean and probation-free. To celebrate this newfound freedom, our social chairs, Cameron Sharman '10 and Michael Abendroth '10 have loaded the upcoming weeks with many events that we are all eagerly anticipating. Stay tuned for more updates!

Your Tardy But Hardy Blogger,
Allen Zhang '10

Summer Execs

We joyously welcome our new executives for the 09 summer term...

President - Cletus Abendroth '11
VP - Cameron Sharman '11
Treasurer - Leonard Chang '11
Houseman - Joey Garagliano '11 & Jack Wang '11
Social Chairs - John Mackay '11 & Conrad Whitaker '11
Programming Chairs - Jinwoo Baek '11 & Blair Randall '11
Philanthropy Chair- Dan Choi '11
Academic Chair - Sonny Kung '11
Jock Chair - Travis Whitfield '11

...and wish them all the best in continuing the long tradition of serving the Pillar and the Shield!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great Joys


Kappa Kappa Kappa was lucky enough to have won two awards at this year's annual Order of Omega Awards, held in Collis Commonground. First, our house won the overall award for service, after hosting dozens of philanthropic events, working countless hours on projects, and raising thousands for charity.

Fortunately, the College also recognized the man behind these accomplishments: Tri-Kap '10 Joseph Pena. Mr. Pena has encouraged the house to participate in service events and activities and has personally brought an incredible amount pride to the house, but also (although humble as he is), himself.

We congratulate Joe and ourselves for our awards!



Kids celebrating the festivities in Collis Commonground


In this spirit, our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on Easter Sunday this year, was a huge community success. Hundreds of kids came to look for well-hidden eggs in an extremely well-decorated Collis Commonground, while enjoying pizza, snacks, and collective mirth. After every single egg had been found, children collected prizes and sat down with their families for a viewing of "Dora the Explorer: Egg Hunt."


Young children looking for eggs


The event was an unmitigated success, thanks to the tireless efforts of Programming Chairs Jinwoo Baik '11 and Blair Randall '11, as well as Joe Pena '10 and all of the brothers who volunteered to make it such a successful event.


Families enjoying an Easter luncheon


A Great Sorrow


R.I.P. Hobie, Fall '07-Spring '09


Unfortunately, our welcome back to Spring Term was marred by the death of a brother.

Hobart Phillibrick Nash, '09, the house's beloved pet dog, broke through his electric fence on Saturday, April 4th, and, despite exhaustive searches by brothers, could not be found.

On Sunday night, we were informed that he had been hit by a police car on Route 10, east of the golf course, and had died instantaneously.

He was cremated, and we had a burial service on our West lawn to commemorate his passing.

We remember Hobie as a dear friend, a playful, adventurous dog, whom we will miss terribly.

Yours in Kappa,

Zachary Gottlieb '10
Vice President and Blogger

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Locked In; Killing Sprees

A headline to match the yellow-ist of journalism! Or perhaps a pithy synopsis of the entire Saw franchise.

And speaking of Saw, one thing we saw this past Friday were the gruesome slayings of various genetically altered supersoldiers and their alien counterparts amidst comically accentuated announcements of "Killing Spree!" and "Double Kill!" in our first annual Halo tournament, organized by Andrew Oppo'11 and Phil chair Joseph Pena '10. And, as per always, the promise of laser gun battles combined with the spirit of competition drew a disporportionate crowd from males, ages 18 to 24, which netted us a tidy sum that we summarily donated to some charity. Sumptious!


Our living room packed with tournament hopefuls.


Still going!


In other news, Saturday was Lock-In. A friendly game of basketball--the pledges lost miserably--preceded our termly Lock-In discussion. The brothers talked about everything from the possibility of getting a new dog, to the prevention of theft from happening in the house, to respect for the brotherhood and the gentle reminder of the existence of tribunals. On a more sobering note (albeit one that many of us immediately tried to correct after the discussion), we discussed the plans for renovations and brainstormed ideas for ways we could all individually save money for the house.


Finally, some congratulations are in order for two of our brothers for their election onto the Inter-Fraternity Council. Zachary Gottlieb '10 was elected IFC President, and Joseph Pena '10, was elected IFC Vice President of Service. Two beers!


Your Humble Scrivener,
Allen Zhang '10

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter Carnival Update

Despite the herculean effort by Zachary Zehner '09 and the countless man hours poured in by the brothers of Trikap, this year's Winter Carnival snow sculpture came tumbling down hours before its unveiling. Citing global warming and structural instability as the reasons for the sculpture's premature demise, the snow sculpture planning committee, spearheaded by our own Zach Zehner, valiantly redoubled its efforts--lest the old traditions fail--and created... the mound. Or mounds. Humps? Though its interpretation requires a certain critical laxity, the spirit lived on through everyone in the Dartmouth community who came out to celebrate and support Winter Carnival, structural instability and all.


Alex Spinoso '08, a true Son of Dartmouth, stands atop the Mound and
bellows his support for the spirit of Winter Carnival



Our dance party on the Friday night of Winter Carnival, cK Bold Moves, was a smashing success. Of the five large campus parties thrown the very same night, the Trikap dance floor was by any measure unsurpassed.

Our dance floor packed with Carnival merriment.


A rather bold poster designed by Allen Zhang '10


Our DJ's Chris Takeuchi '09 and Andrew Sloan '09 do their thing, while Shawn Hiner-Leamon '09 looks on, evidently very excited about the playlist


Another shot of the dance floor. Dan Choi '11 (front and center) thoroughly enjoys himself.


We had a number of alumni, both young and old, as well as current off-campus undergraduates, visit this weekend. Most notably, Peter Curran '81 and his son Alex played an epic series of pong on Saturday night, unabashedly trouncing a number of worthy opponents and showing the current brothers how it was done back in the day.

And speaking of old (relatively) alumni, a few brothers had lunch with Roger Ulrich '77, current professor in Classics at Dartmouth, at Molly's today. He regaled us with Trikap lore of old, and we shared a mutual, yet uneasy laugh about black balls and 'Ghetti night. For many of us, it was still much too soon.

Professor Ulrich was sure glad to see fellow Trikaps on campus!

We have our quarterly Lock-In this coming Saturday, 2/21. As always, stay tuned for updates!

Blogger Extraordinaire,
Allen Zhang '10

Monday, February 16, 2009

As promised, pictures!

The pledges think they're ready.



Valentino Wong '10, poised and without mercy.




Alex Spinoso '08 with bloodthirst in his eyes.




Islam Fayed '10 looks for some pledges. Or maybe Mecca.





A pledge runs away!



The last stand of Leonard Lewis '10



Outnumbered by the pledges, Leonard surrenders, a broken man.



Allen Zhang '10, taking no chances, cautiously peers around the corner...



A group picture in front of the OSG shack.



George Ostler a.k.a. "The Lawyer Guy" talks about legal rights in front of a spellbound audience.