For this week’s installment of Meet The E-Board, I’m incredibly excited to introduce you all to our very own Alex Ricciardelli. The sophomore Editorial Assistant and Marblehead native has been writing for us since October last year, and quickly established his reputation as the resident expert in all things SNL. Studying in the Carroll School of Management here at BC, Alex’s skills include but are not limited to guitar and poetry. Without further ado, meet Alex!
I guess I have to start with the obligatory “what drew you to the Rock?”
Coming into college, I knew I wanted to write. It’s something I like to do, especially when I’m interested in the topic. After checking out all the BC publications, The Rock seemed like the obvious choice to me after seeing the amount of freedom they gave to their writers. There’s a very laid back nature to the club that allows people to speak their minds and create such great pieces.
I definitely agree with you on that. Aside from the freedom, what’s your favorite part of being a Rock writer?
We got these sweet, dark heather gray Rock sweatshirts last year that I really like. Aside from that, the people are great. Not only are they terrific writers, but just genuinely nice people. There’s never a dull moment when the Rock squad gets together.
Very true. The Rock squad is pretty unstoppable. That being said, are you a cat or dog person? Why?
Dog person all the way. It baffles me that anyone would think otherwise. When you get a dog, you get a best friend who you can run around with and play with AND they think you’re the greatest person ever. When you get a cat, you get an egomaniac who likes to lurk and stand on your keyboard. Cats can’t touch dogs and they never will. (No offense to you, Oliver, if you’re reading this).
I’m sure Oliver’s fine with you speaking the objective truth regarding dogs’ superiority. Now if you were the president of BC what’s the first thing you’d brag about? What’s the first thing you’d change?
My salary. First thing I’d change is the issue of commencement speakers. Because frankly, no student is psyched to have some archbishop send them off into the working world. Graduation is long enough as it is, why can’t we impart on the students advice from someone they would actually enjoy listening to? We’re a big time university, we deserve big time speakers.
That’s a really good point; BC’s easily the best school in Boston and on Comm Ave. Speaking of, where’s your favorite place to go in Boston?
Fenway Park. There’s no better place to be in the summertime. I still get chills everytime I walk up from the tunnel and see the field.
As a midwesterner, I can’t fully understand the hype, but Fenway is still a pretty cool place. On an entirely different note, which Full House character do you most identify with?
As much as I’d love to say Uncle Jesse, I’m probably more of a Danny Tanner.
I appreciate the honesty. Lastly, what’s your go-to ‘rainy day/sick at home’ movie and why that one?
Definitely Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In my opinion it’s the funniest movie ever. I’ve seen it at least 15 times and it never fails to make me laugh. Fun fact: I can play “Inside of You” on the guitar (ladies…).
Interested ladies can form an orderly queue outside Roncalli. That’s all I have for you today! Thanks so much for your time Mr. Ricciardelli.
Alex will be joining the Rock’s 2015-2016 eboard as an editorial assistant. Check out his writing here!