Nandan Nair

Sherlock Holmes – Binge watching

Over the course of last week, I managed to binge watch all of the series “Sherlock”, directed by Paul McGuigan and Toby Haynes. Based upon the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the show explores the adventures of renowned detective Sherlock Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his friend Dr. John Watson (played by Martin […]

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Thoughts amid the crisis

One week has passed since school was cancelled. In this period of time, restaurants, gyms, and any non-essential businesses have also been closed down, with grocery stores now the only buildings that remain open. Bustling cities have now become ghost towns and the entire world at a standstill. While this pandemic is a tragic occurrence, […]

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And then corona strikes…

The recent coronavirus pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the world, causing mass panic and sending world superpowers into chaos. So far, the virus has reached every continent, and has caused more than 5,000 deaths worldwide. This past week, all schools were closed in Quincy for 3 weeks, and restaurants are closed for a […]

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The moments before a show

Time – It’s a fascinating yet somewhat contradictory concept. It seems to be never ending, slow, and at times goes at a speed mirroring a snail. But in the long run, it moves at a speed comparable to that of light. Weeks, months, years, all gone by in the blink of an eye. You never […]

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QATV…

Film and broadcasting have been an interest of mine for a long time now. I have always enjoyed making videos, and take pleasure in editing and creating small “movies”. This week, I got the chance to help make a video for the South Shore Science Festival. I had the opportunity to go to the headquarters […]

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Science Fair – 2020

Often times in school, class can be boring, and a basic wipe board lesson with notes isn’t enough to get the information across to us as students. For this reason, a hands on, interactive lesson can sometimes be a better option. This is the best way to describe the Science Fair we had last week. […]

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First day as an assistant coach

To this point in my life, I have been both a soccer player and a soccer referee. However, there was one position that had managed to evade me: being a coach. Being only 15, it would appear coaching would have to wait for a couple more years. However, yesterday I got the opportunity to complete […]

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Pesto

Store-brought food is an easy way to get the food you love without having to work for it. However, many times, the consequences of buying it, such as an excess amount of preservatives, can outweigh it’s easy accessibility. Thus, making certain food items from scratch sometimes becomes a healthier, more cost-efficient way to get the […]

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Experiments with Hair Dye

Being an actor is a strenuous job. It requires heart, stamina, and above all, dedication. This could mean staying late to perfect a specific scene, or spending extra time to learn the music. Sometimes, it could even mean changing your physical appearance to better portray your character.For the upcoming play, there is a scene where […]

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Deception

As I wake up, the birds greet me with their joyous chirping. “That’s odd, they are not this active in the winter.” I think to myself, as a ray of sunshine hits my face. The sun normally doesn’t shine so bright either, I think suspiciously.The sun was indeed shining bright as can be, and outside, […]

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Self-portrait

Self portraits can often be an artist’s most iconic work. They tend to bring out one’s inner thoughts and ideas, and can provide the viewer an insight into the author’s life. These were the objectives we had in mind when making our self portraits in art class. Having already made a self portrait of myself […]

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Building an Icosahedron

Creativity can go a long way, especially in the classroom. It has the ability to take boring lessons and topics, and make them fun and enjoyable. With Christmas just around the corner, my chemistry teacher saw the perfect opportunity to use her creativity to the fullest. She gave me a unique project: Create a Christmas […]

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A Sophomore now….

It’s the day every student dreams of. It’s the day every teacher dreads. It’s also the day that signifies the start of a new beginning. This Monday was my last day of school. However, in high school, the last day is not one to relax and enjoy, but one to finish reviewing the year’s work. […]

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My third play – Our Town

This week, my high school drama club finished our spring production – “Our Town“. It was written by Thornton Wilder in 1938 and follows the life of the people in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. This play was very different from any of the earlier plays that I have taken part in. […]

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Culinary – Making a crêpe…

This week, I started taking a culinary class in Freshmen Seminar where we will be learning the basics of cooking, and how to make easy meals… We started off with making a crêpe. You start by cracking and whisking eggs, add milk, and mix them together. While doing this, you melt butter in a separate […]

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An interaction with Sir Richard J. Roberts

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend to a talk by Sir Richard J. Roberts. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1993, for his work in discovering and demonstrating the division of RNA into their introns and exons. In his talk, he discussed different aspects of his life – his early […]

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My first day as a referee…!!!!

A few months ago, I got the chance to be a referee in my brother’s soccer game. It was a great experience, and I then went through the process to become a certified referee. Today was my first official day as a certified referee. I arrived at the game 30 minutes early, as advised by […]

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South Shore Science Festival V – 2019

Today I presented my project on Viscosity to people at the 5th South Shore Science Festival. It was my 4th year presenting, and it was fun to teach little kids (and adults) about this concept, and how it applies in the real world. It was also great to get to know some of our elected […]

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Romeo and Juliet Diorama

In the English Class, we read Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. As an exercise, we were split into groups, and each made a diorama of one scene from the play. A diorama is a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit. We used a shoe box. […]

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