“What is your favorite sport?”“Tennis.”“If you had the chance to meet Rafael Nadal, what would be the first thing you would do or say to him?”“First I would tell him how much I admire him and how awesome he is. Then, I would ask for his autograph, and of course, I would ask for him to play a few games with me…then I would ask him to introduce me to Djokovic.”“What’s your favorite thing about Nadal?”“Well, he is amazing. I think just how he gets around the court, and his speed. It’s just amazing how he can keep it up for hours.”~Shankar Taramangalam, Junior

“What is your favorite sport?”
“Tennis.”
“If you had the chance to meet Rafael Nadal, what would be the first thing you would do or say to him?”
“First I would tell him how much I admire him and how awesome he is. Then, I would ask for his autograph, and of course, I would ask for him to play a few games with me…then I would ask him to introduce me to Djokovic.”
“What’s your favorite thing about Nadal?”
“Well, he is amazing. I think just how he gets around the court, and his speed. It’s just amazing how he can keep it up for hours.”~Shankar Taramangalam, Junior

"If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be and why?""I don’t know…I don’t like being anyone else." ~Michelle Chen, Freshman

"If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be and why?"

"I don’t know…I don’t like being anyone else." ~Michelle Chen, Freshman

"What’s an experience that you will never forget?""It would probably be when I took a trip to Iceland and I got to walk on a glacier and actually drink from it because it was melting. It tasted so good." ~Chloé Le Moing, Sophomore

"What’s an experience that you will never forget?"

"It would probably be when I took a trip to Iceland and I got to walk on a glacier and actually drink from it because it was melting. It tasted so good." ~Chloé Le Moing, Sophomore

"If you could get rid of one thing in your life, what would it be?""My caffeine addiction." ~Laya Manoj, Junior

"If you could get rid of one thing in your life, what would it be?"

"My caffeine addiction." ~Laya Manoj, Junior

"What was the most dangerous moment of your life?""Well, Lakshmi just drove me because she needed to get gas, and she kept making wrong turns. I was really uncomfortable… And on top of that her car is really messy, so I was just very uncomfortable and I was afraid I was going to die. But we’re back at Biotech, and we survived!"~Shawn Srolovitz, Senior

"What was the most dangerous moment of your life?"

"Well, Lakshmi just drove me because she needed to get gas, and she kept making wrong turns. I was really uncomfortable… And on top of that her car is really messy, so I was just very uncomfortable and I was afraid I was going to die. But we’re back at Biotech, and we survived!"~Shawn Srolovitz, Senior

Growing up isn’t easy. There is so much to miss about youth and childhood. When you were an infant, there was always someone to feed you and put you to sleep. Even as a toddler, there was someone to help you get ready in the morning. As a child, there was someone to braid your hair before school. As a teenager, there was someone to encourage you to succeed. As an adolescent, there was someone to help you distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. But, at some point that magical someone disappears. You suddenly feel as though the entire world is sitting on your shoulders and no one is there to lift the burden. No matter how many friends and people you have around you, there is an expectation for you to become independent and mature as you grow older. You don’t see adults crying in public very often, do you? Priorities change, goals change, and even you change. Instead of worrying about the grade you will get on your next Physics test, you worry about finding a job that pays enough to support your lifestyle. These subtle changes that seem so trivial right now, add up and become so magnified. I guess there’s really no true way to preserve your youth other than through pictures, videos, memories, and stories. Hopefully, when people look back at the pictures on Humans of Biotech, they will be reminded of the blissful parts of their youth that had slipped their mind because of the tensions and worries during adulthood. Growing up is scary and for some children in this world, who knows what the future holds. You must live in the moment and live your life to the fullest when you can. The future is so unpredictable, so capture the moment and live. You may not be able to experience the things you can now in the future when you’re older, so why regret anything? Take action before you even start regretting anything. You’re still young!!! Don’t forget about yourself while growing up. Don’t worry, be happy… and live now before its too late! 

"Close your eyes for 10 seconds… Now tell me what you were thinking about.""My family.""What about your family?""I was thinking about my sister. We usually take turns paying for gas, but I’ve been paying the past couple of times because I love her."~Lakshmi Iyengar, Senior

"Close your eyes for 10 seconds… Now tell me what you were thinking about."

"My family."

"What about your family?"

"I was thinking about my sister. We usually take turns paying for gas, but I’ve been paying the past couple of times because I love her."~Lakshmi Iyengar, Senior

"If you could be an animal for a day, what would you choose?""I feel like I’m aiming towards a fish…""Why?""I’ve just always wanted to explore the Ocean… Preferably a blowfish.""Why?""I always liked Mrs. Puffs."

"If you could be an animal for a day, what would you choose?"

"I feel like I’m aiming towards a fish…"

"Why?"

"I’ve just always wanted to explore the Ocean… Preferably a blowfish."

"Why?"

"I always liked Mrs. Puffs."

"Who is the one person you trust most in your life and why?""I would have to say Radhika because she trusts me with everything, and she deserves that I trust her."~Arjun Gupta, Freshmen

"Who is the one person you trust most in your life and why?"

"I would have to say Radhika because she trusts me with everything, and she deserves that I trust her."~Arjun Gupta, Freshmen

"What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?""So, at my house down in my basement in the laundry room, there is this really creepy corner behind the boiler. Until I was maybe 16… no like 14, I believed there was a ghost down there. I went down there when I was 10 years old. I swear I saw a ghost, and from then on I would never go into that corner."Have you ever gone in the corner after that?""I mean… no."~Kevin Kenneally, Senior

"What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?"

"So, at my house down in my basement in the laundry room, there is this really creepy corner behind the boiler. Until I was maybe 16… no like 14, I believed there was a ghost down there. I went down there when I was 10 years old. I swear I saw a ghost, and from then on I would never go into that corner.

"Have you ever gone in the corner after that?"

"I mean… no."~Kevin Kenneally, Senior