Book Spine Poetry

Book Spine Poetry is a singular take on poetry writing that serves to blur the lines between poetry and prose. It has, over the years, carved a niche for itself among the poetic events lined up by Pierian Spring. Participants are given a selection of book titles and asked to compose a poem, employing any five titles of their choice. The burgeoning coterie of poets of Christ Junior College turned out enthusiastically to meld their imaginations and aptitude for verse with the tools given to them.

The resultant poems were striking for their diction and rendered poignant by the use of book titles such as In Search of Lost Time, Things Fall Apart and One Hundred Years of Solitude.  Students wrote across a range of themes and presented a heady mix of the comic, tragic and romantic, penned in elegant verse.

The three poets who demonstrated a knack for creative adaptation were, in order of placement,

  1. Farhan- I PCMB G
  2. Dhruthi D A- I PPES O
  3. Marvin- II HEPP N

Neha Susan Cherian

II HESP M

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Fanfiction Writing

Taking a cue from the growing popularity of fanfiction literature, Pierian Spring, the English literary club, hosted Fanfiction Writing. A first-of-its-kind event in college, Fanfiction Writing was targeted at students with a penchant for books and sitcoms. Participants were given prompts relating to Harry Potter and F.R.I.E.N.D.S and asked to weave a story using recognisable characters from the given book and sitcom. Writers traversed the well-stomped and widely read/watched territories of the two classics and pushed the frontiers of the known stories by the sheer force of their imaginations.

This event served to bring out the divergent interpretations of well-known characters and stories through the eyes of the beholder-turned-writer. Ardent fans of F.R.I.E.N.D.S churned out side-splitting accounts of ‘The One Where Phoebe Releases an Album’, while faithful Potterheads penned thoughtful continuation stories that followed the close of the last book.

The writers who displayed an intimate knowledge of the book/sitcom and riotous imaginations were, in order of placement,

1. Swarnaa Nagarajan- 1 CAME L

2. Umme Salma- I PCMB C

3. Abigail Charles- I HEPP N

Neha Susan Cherian

II HESP M

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Environment Quiz

The Environment Quiz was conducted by Sedes Minerva in collaboration with Eco Club on 28th September 2018. The quiz was hosted by Aruna and Neha Shetty of 2 HEPP N.

As many people tend to conceive ‘environment’ as a very irksome topic, we were thrilled to see so many people participating to show that there are people out there who care and love the environment as much as we do. The quiz comprised of the prelims and final. The prelims had 25 well researched and intriguing questions which really tested the mettle of our participants. The top 6 teams from the prelims made it to the final merely based on their exceptional answers in the prelims.

The final comprised of 30 highly twisted and difficult logical questions. The questions mostly were asked in such a way that it really bamboozled the quizzers however, the answers were very simple. The final started out on a tough note, but as the quiz progressed our participants found rhythm and were back to getting questions right. All in all, it was a good and highly competitive quiz. The quiz concluded with a photo session.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Eco Club for helping us to conduct the quiz smoothly by being highly co-operative and enthusiastic volunteers. Furthermore, we would like to thank all our participants who participated in the quiz.

Finally, a huge shout out to Arun Sir for always being there in our quizzes and for creating a light-hearted atmosphere with his wit and humour. This was a really exciting quiz and we have many more exciting quizzes like this lined up.

Cheers. Happy quizzing y’all.

The winners are,

1st place – Rohini Dikshit (2N), Yashaswini H (2N) Sumukh B Ram (2L)

2nd place – Ananya Manjunath (2N), Akhila P (2N) Vijith Raghavendra (2L)

3rd place – Harish VV Naik (2D), Devendra (2I) and Vishesh V (2I)

 –  Neha Shetty

   2 HEPP N

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ARCHITEKTON

Architekton was an event held on 24 September 2018 for Magnachrista, Christ Junior College’s very own intercollegiate fest. This event was an architecture-based one and consisted of two rounds. The first round required the teams to present their own city plan using the software Google SketchUp and present it to the judges, elaborating on their ideas. In the second round, teams were given a city plan and they had to explain how they could help to improve the plan of that area. The participants had to demonstrate their own ideas on how to plan a city that would be self-sustainable, ecological and eco-friendly.

Christ Academy Junior College emerged as the winners for this event. They made their own plan using various principles based on physics. They made a bridge based on the principle of tensegrity. They also used soap film as one of the materials in making different structures of the city. They adopted efficient ways to minimize usage of cement and instead use plastic and ethylene. This cut down the labor cost and usage of too many materials.

Teams put immense effort into their models and presentations, and this could be seen by the wonderful outcomes of this event. The theme for this year’s fest being “Bengaluru – Involve to Evolve”, the event Architekton captured the very essence of this theme by involving participants and getting them to give their inputs and ideas on how to create the ideal city.

Lakshaa Pankaj

1 PCMB B

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TECHTONICS

Techtonics is an event that had computer lovers come together with a splurge of creativity. It was conducted by the tech club in collaboration with the science forum during inter-collegiate fest, Magnachrista 2018. Participants from different colleges participated in this event and showcased their outstanding talent in the field of electronics, coding, circuit building and so on.

Techtonics was divided into 5 sub events. Each event was of a duration of about one hour. Ten teams from various colleges participated in this event and there were three members in each team. The first event held was ‘Treasure Hunt’. In this event the participants were given clues of a few hidden components, which they had to identify. The second event was ‘Build a circuit’, in which participants had to build their own circuit with the materials given to them. The third round was ‘Code-A-Thon’, in which participants had to make fifteen programs on which they would be marked out of a total of 100 marks. They had a choice to choose any programming language (C++, Java, Python) to do the same. This was followed by the elimination round. The fourth round was ‘Electro’, in which participants had to design a drone and develop few features in the drone that would help to carry out secret operations and could even be of use to the Indian Army. The fifth event was ‘Build a Robot’. In this event, the participants were given instructions and materials required to build a robot, and successfully complete the event.

Jain VV Puram placed first in this event and thus, yet another highly interesting, fun-filled and challenging events came to an end.

-Lakshaa Pankaj

1 PCMB B

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INOPINATUM

Inopinatum was an event conducted by the Science Forum of Christ Junior College during the intercollegiate fest, Magnachrista on 24 September 2018.

‘Inopinatum’, a word of Latin origin, means ‘unexpected’. As the name suggests, this event was a challenging science treasure hunt that consisted of three highly interesting and surprising rounds that had participants on their feet right from the beginning.

The first round was a ‘Pen and Paper’ round in which the participants were given riddles and had to answer a few logic-based questions that tested their ability to think outside the box and come up with the expected answers within the allotted time frame. This was followed by a ‘To-Do’ round in which each team was split into three and each of them had to perform individual tasks. There were dares and solo tasks given, locations to identify and various other challenges, which pushed them to their analytical and scientific extremes. The final round was a ‘Classic Treasure Hunt’ round where different clues were given that would help the participants to reach the destination and emerge victorious.

The team from Christ Academy Junior College bagged the first place followed by the teams from Jain V V Puram and Mount Carmel PU College in the second and third places respectively.

From immensely exciting rounds that had teams play ‘Atomic Chess’ to rounds that challenged their teamwork and communication skills, Inopinatum left no stone unturned when it came to test the all-round skills of the participants.

Lakshaa Pankaj

1 PCMB B

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BEST OUT OF WASTE – MAGNACHRISTA

“Things turn out best for those who make best of how things turn out”

– John Wooden

On 24 September 2018 Christ Junior College held its very own intercollegiate fest Magnachrista and project exhibition Cosmos. ‘Best Out of Waste’ was one of the events conducted by the Science Forum and Eco Club Team. Ingenious and imaginative minds came together to display their talents on how to preserve, recycle, conserve, reduce and reuse waste. These values are imbibed in young hearts and minds by demonstrating this noble act of concern and care towards the environment.

Every year, a ton of waste is produced globally. Everything can be reused if creative and thoughtful minds are put to work. The students of Jain College, Jyoti Nivas College, CMR PU College, Christ Academy Junior College, Mount Carmel PU College, Kumarans PU College and Transcend PU College proved it by their outstanding and creative products.

The best creation was a ‘Multipurpose Bowl’ made by Hassini and Keerthna of Mount Carmel PU College. The participants used waste items such as newspapers, old CDs, straws, paper cups, plastic spoons, rags, waste cloth, plastic bottles, waste wood from construction sites and many more.

Waste is a huge threat to the environment and public health. It is linked to the way society is producing and consuming goods of any kind. Waste creates pollution of all kinds that is detrimental to the environment as a whole.

Plastic, being one of the most harmful, dangerous and toxic waste, that we use in our daily lives, takes more than hundreds of years to degrade. It is hazardous due to styrofoam and polystyrene foam. This is the reason why plastic is banned in many parts of India. Recycling paper has become a rapidly growing trend in today’s world. It has a huge demand of markets for its organic aspect.

Waste creates pollution of all kinds that is detrimental to the environment. If we don’t act today, tomorrow will not be a safe place for the coming generations. Let us do our bit to help the environment and create a healthy place to live by getting the best out of waste.

Laksha Pankaj

1PCBM B

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