Baby Terriers


By: Connor Lenahan

Tomorrow begins summer orientations at Boston University. I could not be more excited. This of course makes no sense. I’m excited for something that is causing me to actually do work. That logic doesn’t even begin to make sense. Yet here we are.

The reason I’m so excited is because of the attitude of the incoming freshmen. I’ve watched them interact on Facebook in the group for admitted students for a few months now. It’s been adorable.

I remember going through this myself just a year ago. It can be intimidating to suddenly be a part of a crowd of 2,000+ students from around the world, but it’s not all that bad. As with my grade and the incoming grade there are plenty of fantastic people that make me excited for the future of this school.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing kids fall in love with BU. I am head over heels with this school. Watching literally thousands of kids, thousands of baby terriers, taking their first steps on Commonwealth Ave is magical. These are the faces that I and the other current students of BU will be seeing around for years now. It’s a chance for more friends to be made, more opportunities to be made present, and the school as a whole to improve.

I’m firmly in belief that Boston University is the greatest place on earth. I want everyone else to feel the same way. I want them to be able to make other people feel it too. It’s impossible for me to walk down Commonwealth Ave without smiling. I want that to be true for everyone else that has chosen to call BU their home.

That’s what excites me the most about orientation. I’m here. I have a chance to try and make the lives of incoming freshmen brighter. To give them a friend as they are making the move to school. I want to make it special place for them. I want to have every kid leaving orientation thinking the same thing; “when can I move in?”

The streets are about to become packed with fresh faces and open minds. Can you really ask for anything better? I mean other than infinity strips of bacon. I don’t think so.

Tomorrow is just the beginning. The first wave.

I’ll be going to bed with a huge smile on my face. Why? Because tomorrow I’ll get to put smiles on the faces of a bunch of puppies.

It’s all too wonderful.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.