An Instagram marketing blog, Nitrogram, recently taught America a lesson that every Superfan learns immediately upon enrollment: Boston College is the most Instagrammable campus in the country. In fact, BC looks so darn good from every angle that its Instagram account, @bostoncollege, has the highest number of followers out of any American university.
In honor of our campus's Instagram-worthy views, we took a walk around campus to capture our favorite picturesque campus views through our favorite Instagram filters. After all, there is no better way to savor something beautiful than to technologically alter its appearance through a cell phone camera.
11. The Robsham Statue
Does anyone really know what this is? There are rumors that it is supposed to represent two airplanes, but... what? Why?
10. The Lower Banner
Nothing makes you feel old quite like realizing that the incoming freshman class is the Class of 2017, huh?
9. The Gasson Eagle
Breaking news: There is more than one way to photograph Gasson.
If this were a popularity ranking, Gasson would get first place. However, this isn't a popularity ranking, and we're quite frankly bored of all the Gasson Instagrams on campus.
7. The Doug Flutie Statue
It's only right to commemorate the guy who may or may not have inspired you to come to Boston College.
The newest addition to main campus isn't too shabby.
5. BC Flowers
These flowery masterpieces are pure art. Can someone add "shadowing BC landscapers" to the fine arts core?
Ah, yes. The classic "Look high school friends, I go to Hogwarts" Instagram.
3. The Mods from Edmonds
Don't feel bad if you have to live in Edmonds as a senior. After all, Instagramming the Mods is almost the same thing as living in the Mods. (Note: That's a lie.)
2. The Res
This view almost makes running less terrible.
1. The St. Ignatius Statue
The original Superfan. Boom. He can't be beat.
(Now would be a really good time to follow the Gavel's Instagram account, @bcgavel)Photos courtesy of Jenna LaConte and Katelyn Crowley / Gavel Media
School, major and year: A&S, English and communication, 2014
Hometown: Acton, MA, but my parents recently moved to Beacon Hill, which is way cooler.
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? Everyone is just the perfect amount of weird. It is one of very few environments in which I don't feel like the weirdest person in the room.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? I would offer myself a friendly reminder that everyone comes to college friend-less, and therefore looking for friends. Before coming to BC, I pictured myself eating every meal in solitude because I forgot that I wasn't the only person who would be entering day one without really knowing anybody. That was silly of me.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? Stuart law classrooms.
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? Mozzarella sticks.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? "Gong Li" -- Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was a Hershey's kiss as a toddler. Aaaaaand I rocked it.
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? "The Office," because I have always thought that Jim and Pam would appreciate my sense of humor.