In this summer’s People Who Rock series, we’re getting to know the faces behind The Rock—our editorial board! This week, it’s one of our Junior Assistants, Jake!
I first met Jake at a Rock meeting, and we instantly bonded over our love of movies. It was later in the same meeting that I expressed my interest in the Harry Potter Club, and I was surprised to learn that he was the founder. Jake can talking to anyone about anything, and you know he’ll always be fighting the good fight in the Wizarding World.
You started the Harry Potter Club at BC. What was your inspiration for its creation and what do you do at the meetings? Do you feel like you missed an opportunity by instead calling it Dumbledore’s Army?
JM: I actually discussed it with a friend freshman year. Harry Potter has been a huge part of my life and I know people our age have grown up with it and love it. Each meeting is a little different, some of the more memorable ones were the three meetings of the Triwizard Tournament (minute to win it type challenges) and Quidditch (a huge game of hide and go seek on campus). We do call ourselves Dumbledore’s Army, I wasn’t sure if it would be fully understood if I call it that though.
As a writer for The Rock, you’ve written about movie villains, and I know you love movies. What’s your favorite and least favorite film. Why?
JM: That’s a tough question, Jack. I love movies with a good story and strong characters. A definite favorite would be The Godfather trilogy though. As far as least favorite: I was most disappointed by The Last Airbender, I loved the TV show and had high hopes.
When and why did you decide to write for The Rock?
JM: I’ve always admired people with good writing ability, so I’ve wanted to write for a long time. I first decided to write as an exploration of whether I could do it as a career.
If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be?
JM: Another great question. I can’t pick only one, but I can do a top five. In no particular order: Socrates, Julius Caeser, John Locke, Albert Einstein, and Machiavelli.
JM: My favorite part of BC would be Boston itself. We are located far enough away from downtown to not be overwhelmed, but close enough to do everything a great city like Boston offers. Another great aspect of BC is the fact that so few people from Nebraska go here. It’s allowed me to truly drop any safety net and develop myself in ways I never thought possible.
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