On and Off Campus, BB&N Alumni/ae Office's weekly blog, features contributions by members of the BB&N community, including the student writing panel, current and past faculty, and alumni/ae. Click here for instructions on how to sign up to receive alerts from the blog. Check out some of the latest posts.
Jayanth Uppaluri '20
Robotics has been a hobby of mine since I was a young child. There's always been something magical about the ability of a robot to be able to accomplish complex tasks.
Nicholas Kolbas '20
The first song to spark my passion for music seldom appears in an average teenager's playlists. I remember the summer of 2016; I was 14 years old, preparing for Bivouac and the following four years of high school. My younger brother had just finished a soccer game at Elm Bank, Wellesley, and we sat in the back seat of my dad's car. As we drove across the narrow bridge traversing a limpid brook, the music my dad had selected rose in my ears.
By Oliver Shapiro '21
During the academic year, I play in the Upper School Orchestra twice a week. I always look forwards to our rehearsals, a time to relax and simply play music without any sense of pressure. However, Orchestra is a large group. While I do get to know the people in my wind section, Orchestra feels like less of a cohesive group than my chamber music group which meets every Thursday.
Tessa Haining '19
Whenever people ask me what I like to do, I tell them I like to play the violin, to row, and to watch the world spin. That last one usually elicits a small chuckle or two – nice in the moment, but I'm not joking. I genuinely enjoy watching the world spin ever so slowly on its axis, and I think you should try it too.
By Dylan Saunders '21
As my family and I sit around a wooden table, my mom shuffles over with the turkey on a massive platter in her arms. After she sets it down, we stuff our plates with all the food we can fit, say Grace with hands in a ring around the table, and then dig in like starving animals.