Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why He's Running

Chris Conte, a senior at Boston University, talks about training and his reasons behind running the 2009 Boston Marathon. Produced by Jim Doyle and Nick Gagalis.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

You Spin Me Round: The Return of Vinyl

Here is a story me and my partner did for our long format reporting class on the comeback of vinyl records.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

BU Women's Club Lacrosse Team Package

Here's the story Nick Gagalis and I did on the BU women's club lacrosse team for our Multimedia Journalism class.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Life's fierce in the terrier dogpound and also, what the heck is broomball?

Here is the completed audio slide show to go along with the audio from the last BU regular season hockey game against Providence.

Also, take a closer look at Boston University's most popular, yet unfamiliar sport of Broomball.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Dogpound

I had a chance to sit in the "Dogpound" at Agganis Arena during Boston University's last regular season hockey game last Sunday. The student section is always full of energy and excitment, and sitting here one last time meant a little more to those who will be graduating in the spring. This is just a small example of the atmosphere that makes up section 118.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spending Time with the Boston University Dance Theater Group

With the curtain rising on Aurora Borealis 7 in five days, the BU Dance Theater Group doesn’t have time for slip ups now. I was able to sit in on one of the final practices on Saturday night. Watching the passion that these six in particular performers have for their one piece in the show and how much they wanted to perfect their individual roles proved their dedication to not just the finished result, but to each other as well. I don’t admit to knowing much of anything about the art of dancing, and I can’t even admit that I would enjoy sitting at a dance show, however while sitting at this practice I couldn’t help but feel just a little of their passion rubbing off on me as well.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rice and Beanpot

It was incredibly disgusting to watch yet also strangely entertaining as well. What could be more fun than watching people scarf down food at record pace with the risk of choking slash vomiting? You know it's intense when they make participants sign a waiver that basically says "Hey, if you die, not our fault." Oh by the way, if you win the entire competition, you get to go to Mexico.

What am I talking about? Qdoba's Rice and Beanpot. The annual competition takes place every February at four of the fast food chain locations by Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and Harvard. A few of my friends have competed in the past and this year they actually convinced me to join them on a team.

Let me tell you. After signing my life away with that waiver and seeing the paramedics in the corner "just in case", I was rethinking my decision. Boston University has a pretty big reputation of being the top performing school in this contest and that was aparent with the performance of some of the teams there.

I was actually satisfied with myself and my team's performance. I finished with a respectable time of 1:45, my team finishing in 5:43, a full 2 seconds faster than the winning Boston College team.

Then Team Swayze went. These guys were not human. Who can possibly eat a 13 inch burrito in 22 seconds? Is that even healthy? Their team finished in 2:43 blowing every other competeing BU team away. Somehow I feel like those guys will be spending their spring break on the sandy beaches of Cancun...