Tuesday, September 25, 2012

We Are Warriors

On Saturday, September 15, five of our brothers (Arun Gomatam ’13, Paul Wagdalt ’13, Roberto Guerrero '13, Jorge Pelaez '13 and Robinson Culver '13) competed in the Warrior Dash race held in Gilford, NH. The Warrior Dash is a grueling 5K race that challenges its contestants to crawl through mud, leap through fire, and conquer obstacles all while raising money to support St. Jude's Children Research Hospital in childhood cancer research. The race pushes runners to their mental and physical limits while they have fun dressing up in costumes and celebrating with the clink of beer mugs. This year, there are over 48 races occurring across the country from SoCal to New Hampshire, attracting thousands of participants in each location.

(L to R: Arun Gomatam '13, Paul Wagdalt '13, Roberto Guerrero '13,
 Jorge Pelaez '13, Robinson Culver '13)

Despite their different levels of physical ability, our five Tri-Kap warriors stuck together as a team, tackling one obstacle after another until they crawled through the final mud pit towards the finish line. The steep uphill slope of the course, in addition to its various obstacles, made it extremely difficult. However, these hellish conditions only made the Dash all the more rewarding when it was finally complete.

After the race, these five celebrated with a meal for champions; giant sized turkey legs and pints. The day’s activities did not end there. The brothers continued their celebration by playing a couple rounds of mini golf at the nearby Pirate’s Cove mini-golf course. All in All, the warrior dash was a great way to challenge ourselves, bond together as a team and give back to a good cause. If the Warrior Dash ever comes to a location near you we highly recommend getting involved.


Paul Wagdalt
Tri-Kap President

Dexter Zhuang

Friday, September 07, 2012

12X Harris Cabin Trip

After speaking with two visiting alumni about their Tri-Kap experience, in particular their Sophomore summer, the brothers were ready to start their weekend. As we pulled out of the parking lot, officially beginning our cabin trip, I took a moment to reflect on the advice alums saw us off with, "enjoy this, it is the best time of your life.”

Before arriving at the cabin, the brotherhood feasted on a meal of Fajitas, Burritos, Nachos, and numerous Asian dishes.

With our stomachs full, we were ready to start. After arriving at beautiful Harris Cabin, we quickly settled in started lock in. Discussions started with talks about improving the house and fostering brotherhood, with each brother pitching valuable ideas.

 Brothers at attention

As the night progressed, conversation became more relaxed, as brothers' favorite stories and pledge term memories became the topic of conversation. As is tradition, we finished the night by giving each brother a hilarious nickname based off some humorous story or habit they had.

With our class closer than ever and some great memories, the 14 class had an epic experience with this great summer tradition. 

Yours In Kappa

Max Frenkel
Summer Vice President

The Brotherhood Goes to Montreal

Friday June 20th, Tri-Kap went to Montreal for the weekend. Shown around by our very own Quebecoise Jeremy Thibodeau, we saw the best spots Montreal to offer.

After getting situated in our hotel and a quick tour of the down town we had a big brotherhood dinner at Peel pub, famous for their 10 liter pitchers, before heading to a few clubs to finish off the night.

Relaxing before heading out.

On Sunday we toured the city, taking advantage of Quebec's vibrant cultural scene. First, we find ourselves in the middle of a jazz music festival and after listening to some local bands we decided to check out Montreal's famous China town. After wandering around for quite a bit, we ended up at an old fashioned Canadian diner, where we enjoyed some authentic poutine. After a quick break at the hotel, we spent the remainder of the evening at 737,a club situated on the roof of a 40 floor building with a breathtaking view.

As we return home I look back at another great Sophomore Summer experience.

Yours In Kappa

Max Frenkel
Summer Vice President