Nandan Nair

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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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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Fiddler on the Roof

Every society has its own culture and norms that have been followed for many decades. However, every generation, new ideas are developed, and the conventional ideas are tested, questioning people’s faith, and making society choose between converting to the new ways, or sticking with tradition. This is the central plot of “Fiddler on the Roof”, […]

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My tribute to MLK Jr.

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My phone stand

In our freshman seminar class, we have one term in which we cover the trades (plumbing, welding, automotive, etc.), and get a first hand experience in these fields. Just recently, I finished the class on carpentry, or woodwork. The teacher told us what the carpenters do, and what you could do if you become a […]

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A Competitor and an Arbitrator too…

A referee is one of the most important parts of the game, responsible for controlling and maintaining the safety of the players. They hold the game in their palms and can change a team’s fate in an instant. Occasionally, they also face lamentations, curses, swears or the like. It is a tough job, but if […]

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Lumber

The thoughts of a tree as a lumberjack approaches it….

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Artists observe

This past week in art class, we learnt about the different ways artists observe a photo reference. There are many tricks and skills that they use to draw various objects.   Below are a few techniques they use: Blocking out info – Cover large parts of the reference, and focus on one area. Once you […]

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