Monday, April 20, 2009

Marathon Monday

Marathon Monday is a tradition in Boston, especially for college students. It's a day off from class that lets everyone go out and cheer on the racers.

My friend Jenny Taft and I went out and wanted to capture a little bit of the chaos and the fun that always surrounds the marathon. We found some great characters to talk to while we watched some of the race.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rangers Sign Gilroy

Matt Gilroy is heading back to his roots.

After a full year of speculation as to where the 24-year-old North Bellmore, N.Y. native would sign, Gilroy agreed to a reported 2-year, $3.5 million contract Friday with the New York Rangers. This comes one week after being named college hockey's best player, winning the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, and leading his team, Boston University, to a stunning comeback win in the NCAA Championship.

Gilroy started his collegiate playing career as a walk-on, switching from his natural position of forward to defense so that he could make the squad.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mr. Gilroy Goes to Washington

Boston University's Matt Gilroy proved once again on Friday night why he is better than everyone else.

Gilroy won the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, the college hockey equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, during an award ceremony at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Gilroy was one of the three finalists for the honor, along with Northeastern goalie Brad Thiessen and Terrier teammate, forward Colin Wilson.

Gilroy, a 24-year-old senior defenseman from North Bellmore, N.Y., was originally a walk-on candidate for the B.U. squad and had to switch positions to join the team. A forward his entire high-school and junior league career, Gilroy quickly adapted to manning the blue line as he is the only defenseman in the history of Hockey East to be named All-American three years in a row.

Gilroy is the second Hobey winner from Boston University; preceding him was current Rangers captain, Chris Drury, who won the honor in 1998.

The next night Gilroy's Terriers are set to take on Miami (OH) for the NCAA Hockey Championship.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Road Trip

Last weekend I took a little road trip up to Manchester, NH, with my friend Jenny Taft to watch the B.U. men's ice hockey team compete in the NCAA Northeast Regionals. We decided to make a little weekend getaway out of it and rented a hotel room for the night and took in all the sights and sounds of Manchester the next day.

Here's a little video of our adventures...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Home Sweet Home

My freshman year at B.U. I roomed in a West Campus dorm, complete with mini fridge, impossibly small closet and annoying roommate. I knew that if I could talk my parents into it, I wanted to move off campus as quickly as possible. So my sophomore year I found a great roommate and we moved into Dexter Park, off Comm. Ave just on the border of Boston and Brookline.

I love living in my own apartment because it gives me a lot more freedom and also a sense of responsibility. If we don't pay our cable bill on time we have no one to blame but ourselves when we can't watch The Real Housewives of New York City on Tuesday night.

Road to the Frozen Four

So whoever said Soundslides is easy to use is wrong. It's hard. It's stay up till 1:30 in the morning hard. But I digress...

This weekend the Terriers are set to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH, for the right to claim the Northeast Regional NCAA title. But in order to get there they had to take care of their own conference first.

Last Sunday the top-ranked Terriers took on 8th seeded Maine at Agganis Arena in a Hockey East quarterfinal matchup. The night before the Blackbears shocked the home team by taking Game 2 of the best-of-three series, 6-3. The Terriers did not score past the 1st period and faced an unceremonious ending to their season.

But B.U. took charge of the game, scoring in the opening minute of play and never looking back. 6 different Terriers found the back of the net, with sophomore Nick Bonino and senior Brandon Yip each tallying a goal and an assist.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Playing with Photoshop

Here is an updated version of my picture story from last week. After learning a few tips about photoshop from Professor Mycynek I decided to play around and see what I could do to put a different spin on my pictures.