Monday, April 25, 2016

Week 4

Brothers,

As always, we hope this blog post finds you in good health and good spirits, wherever you may be.

Before delving into this week's events, a quick construction update: the brotherhood is very excited about the progress of the house. The 2nd floor porch, "The Beach", is well on its way to completion, as is the front ramp that will be instrumental in allowing Tri-Kap to officially open. Daily progress leaves us optimistic about the prospect of being able to host official events in our hallowed halls within the next month.

This weekend was an eventful one, and began with a rewarding philanthropy event organized by Cody Pennypacker '18, our phil chair. A handful of brothers received their phil hours for the term by attending a viewing and discussion of "The Hunting Ground", a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. The film was extremely rewarding, and the brotherhood hopes to employ some of the key lessons from the movie to make our house a safe, secure space on campus. Tri-Kap had the highest participation rate of any Greek house in the event, which we are very proud of.

Brothers Cody Pennypacker, '18, Jake Bayer '16, Eric Chalif '16,
and Ronak Kanwar '17
at the movie showing
Vince Puzak '17 eating Tuk Tuk Thai at the movie showing
 Following the showing, a number of brothers attended a Seder hosted by brother Sam Libby '17 in the GOTE room. I'm sure I speak for all those who attended when I say we cannot thank Sam enough for his work in putting this great event together. Along with traditional food and authentic Seder setup, Sam put a "Tri-Kap twist" on this Seder making brothers of all religions and beliefs feel welcome. We pride ourselves on our diversity and acceptance of others' traditions; and this is just another example of that mantra.

Saturday night saw Tri-Kap's first participation in Collis Governing Board's weekly trivia night, hosted in One Wheelock. A small crew of brothers, including a couple of ex-trivia bowl-ers, answered questions ranging from Kobe to Pixar Films over smooth brews and snacks. We are hoping to transpose this trivia night to Wednesday, when Salt Hill Pub hosts Trivia night.

Brothers at CGB trivia
Finally, today was an IM softball day. Bros arrived at the field early to take BP and infield practice, and man did it pay off during the game. Thanks to a 10-run second inning and solid left field defense by Josh Lange '17, Tri-Kap fended off a comeback from "The Village Idiots" to win 20-14, putting us in prime position for the impending playoffs.

Jerry Peng puffs his way to first base in an attempt to beat out an infield single.

If you find yourself in the upper valley, feel free to stop by or give us a shout via email!

YiK,
Jeff Lang 
Vice President
jdlang95@gmail.com

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