The View from the End of the Road
April 20, 2012 in Alumni Blogs by npadilla | Permalink
Lowell House Courtyard
Spring has sprung: see the flowers blooming! It was almost 80 degrees and warranting more classes to be outside. Less than a week left of classes, the last official classes of Harvard, and I can’t believe it!
The senior class committee has been sending out impending countdown announcements: 36 as of now. The days are still filled with last minute study, delving into extracurricular, and preparation for graduation. I’ve been attempting to take advantage of the local surroundings while I’m in the area; particularly study breaks in local cafes!
Diesel Cafe, Davis Square, Cambridge
As for extracurricular, it’s been a Food Literacy Project heavy week. This Tuesday FLP hosted our annual Top Chef competition—teams from each of the Harvard houses (and the freshmen) who won a preliminary cooking competition came together in Annenberg (the Harvard freshman dining hall) and were each given thirty minutes to make an entrée and dessert to be judged by the Harvard dining services, including Executive Chef Martin Breslin.
The event was high energy and full of creativity and food passion. Check out some of the great dishes from the event:
Adam House Dishes
Leverett House Dishes
Currier House Dishes [the two kids of a house tutor were the team!]
The winner was Winthrop house with a fattoush salad and apple tart. Check out the winners and their meal below:
In the meantime, I’ve been working on sales and marketing with a local company, helping put on events. With that, fellowships for the summer, and an offer to get trained in yoga with a Harvard community program (!), it looks like at least the next few months post-graduation are coming together, the first couple of which will be in Boston.
The view from a dorm room in the Leverett Towers, featuring the Charles River
Tags: FLP, Food Literacy Project, Graduation, spring, studying