Mike McGowan, a senior and Massachusetts native, is one of the most fun and genuine people you will meet on campus. With a heart of gold and a great sense of humor, he is definitely one person at BC that you want to meet.
Mike after going for a swim while leading Kairos
Name: Mike McGowan
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
School/Year: CSOM 2013
Activities/Clubs: Appa Council, Kairos 117
Best class: Organizational Behavior with Simona Giorgi
Worst class: Computer Science – I don’t want to talk about it.
Favorite place to do work on campus: O’Neill main floor – the long tables by the windows… some great sunset views to distract from studying.
Favorite BC sports team: Vick’s Dirty Dogs
Lower or Hillside: Hillside, although there’s nothing “classic” about apples in a sandwich. Switch up the menu every once in a while maybe.
Best experience at BC: Leading Kairos.
Worst experience at BC: Computer Science…
Nicknames: just McGow
Favorite song right now: “Where is the Love” by Black Eyed Peas is my favorite way to start the day.
Guilty pleasure song: “Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band or just anything by Lana Del Rey.
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Guilty pleasure movie: National Treasure. It’s a great movie and I’ll defend that as long as I live.
Favorite book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Celebrity girl crush: Anne Hathaway
Celebrity guy crush: Hugh Jackman. He can sing, dance, act and be manly all at once.
Top place you want to travel to: I really want to ski and fish in New Zealand.
Dream job: Owning my own brewery.
Single or taken: Single
Ideal first date: Something fun – maybe the aquarium and then Italian food after.
Perfect girl: Honest, funny, confident and spontaneous. Enthusiasm for all things 90s is a plus. I love a girl who can relax and laugh at herself once in a while.
Deal breaker: The texting game. If you don’t know what I mean then you’re definitely doing it. Stop. That and YouTube obsessions really creep me out. Like how many bad videos did you sift through to get to the funny one?
Best part of being a senior: There is no “next year” anymore. It’s depressing but kind of awesome at the same time.
One thing you have to do before you graduate: Rarely do I walk through the mod lot without wishing it were snowing. I’m dying to sled off the Plex roof.
Things you’ll miss at BC: I’ll miss it all – tailgating; being around my friends 24/7; MA’s; pregaming and postgaming because everyone knows the game is less fun; having no real responsibilities; El Pelon; trying to laugh quietly in the library; chance encounters in the quad… Now I’m just getting a little bummed out.
Advice for underclassmen: Get your head out of that book and go learn something. Downtown is not that far away. Find time for adventures. Sign up for Kairos. Go on a service trip. Call your family more. Relax.