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April 17, 2011 – BOSTON–At the Boston Marathon expo held in Hynes Convention Center, Darcy Fuehrer (right) listens to advice from fellow San Antonio-Texan, Gary Brimmer (left). “Protect yourself, protect yourself, protect yourself,” says Brimmer, “No really—find your inner bitch.” Fuehrer, a 30 year-old pharmacist, is running the Boston Marathon for the first time. She qualified for the race at the Twin Cities Marathon last October in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota with a time of three hours and four minutes. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 18, 2011 – BOSTON–In Kenmore Square at mile 25 of the Boston Marathon, Darcy Fuehrer (center, pink) of San Antonio, Texas fights the urge to walk during the last mile of the race. It is the 30 year-old pharmacist’s first time running this race. She said during mile ten she felt her pace slow down, causing her to go over her goal time by six minutes in the end. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 18, 2011 – BOSTON–In Kenmore Square beginning the 25th mile of the 26.2 mile-long Boston Marathon, Darcy Fuehrer (center, pink) resists walking. At mile ten Fuehrer, a 30 year-old pharmacist from San Antonio, Texas, felt her pace abate. “When you stop running, you can’t believe you were ever running before–it’s like if someone held a gun to my head and said to run a mile, I don’t think I could do it,” said Fuehrer about the feeling in her body after the race. She finished with a time of 3:16:50. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 18, 2011 – BOSTON–After running the Boston Marathon for the first time, Darcy Fuehrer (left) of San Antonio, Texas is congratulated by her no-longer-nervous mother, Bev Preston (right) of Lyons, Nebraska. Fuehrer finished with a time of 3:16:50 putting her at 4,289 out of 23,879 total runners and 449 out of 10,073 female runners. She is currently debating whether or not to run the race again next year. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 18, 2011 – BOSTON–At Boston Beer Works, Darcy Fuehrer of San Antonio, Texas enjoys a burger after completing her first Boston Marathon. While some runners opt for Gatorade and a bagel after the 26.2 mile feat, Fuehrer craved a well-deserved burger and a glass of blueberry beer for her post-race sustenance. Photo by Alicia Prewett

Fenway fans

April 15, 2011 – BOSTON–On game day outside of Fenway Park, Sly Egdio is a common sight. When fans arrive they can’t miss his voice as he shouts to sell programs, today depicting the Red Sox versus the Toronto Blue Jays line up. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 15, 2011 – BOSTON–Red Sox fans sporting UCLA gear wait outside Fenway Park before the Red Sox versus Blue Jays game begins. Pictured sitting is Jenna (left) and Kali (right) looking at her dad, Steve. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 15, 2011 – BOSTON–A peanut roaster stands outside Fenway Park on game day selling his wares. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 15, 2011 – BOSTON–Outside of Fenway Park on game day, Mike Murphy of Worcester, Massachusetts enjoys an Italian sausage. Murphy came to watch the Red Sox versus Toronto Blue Jays game with his friends who drove down from Canada. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 15, 2011 – BOSTON–Baseball fans still arrive to Fenway Park as the Red Sox versus the Toronto Blue Jays game begins. Photo by Alicia Prewett

BU Arts Live

April 5, 2011 – BOSTON–Members of Boston University’s “Liquid Fun” improv comedy group, Cat Ring (left), Shawn Musgrave (middle), and Noah Eberhart (right), think of on-the-spot love poems to Keith, a guest at the Arts Live launch party. The party, held in an Agganis Arena club room, was for faculty, students and guests to celebrate the launch of BU’s Arts Live initiative. The program will help connect students with artistic and cultural opportunities both on and off campus. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 5, 2011 – BOSTON–Boston University School of Management student Becca Zulch (right in red) turns in her drawing to Arts Live worker Alli Rosenberg (left) for a chance in the raffle. BU’s Arts Live initiative held a launch party for students, faculty and guests to celebrate and give out prizes like iPods and theater tickets to attendees. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 5, 2011 – BOSTON–The Boston University pep band plays at BU’s Arts Live launch party in Agganis Arena. Arts Live connects students and members with artistic and cultural opportunities both on and off campus like  Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 5, 2011 – BOSTON–Head of BU’s Arts Live initiative, Chris Santos (left), hands student and Arts Live member Alli Rosenberg (right) a prize won in a raffle. Rosenberg won two tickets to a play at the Huntington Theater Company. The raffle was part of a kick-off party for Arts Live, a campus-wide initiative to connect and support students and the arts both on and off campus. Photo by Alicia Prewett

April 5, 2011 – BOSTON–An unsigned, student-made poster is displayed at the Arts Live launch party in Agganis Arena. Boston University’s Arts Live initiative connects members with artistic and cultural opportunities both on and off campus. Photo by Alicia Prewett

Berklee recital

March 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music’s Kamal Ghammache-Mansour (left) conducts a few musicians from the 17 person jazz orchestra he assembled to perform at his senior recital. Mansour, 21, studies jazz composition at Berklee and spiritual science outside of school. “I want to speak to the hearts and mind of the people through my music. People yearn for music that fulfills them and touches their soul. There’s a lack of inspiration in the popular music world of today, so I’d like to liven up some spirits,” said Mansour who named his show “L’Orchestranimous!” Berklee student musicians pictured are from left to right: Paul Jefferson, saxophone; Benjamin Allen, saxophone; John Egizi, trombone; Brian Paulding, trombone; Sagit Zilberman, saxophone; Matt Joseph, lead trumpet; and Aleida Bautista, trombone. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music’s John Egizi plays his trombone during a late-night rehearsal session on the eve of fellow Berklee student Kamal Ghammache-Mansour’s senior recital show. Egizi is one of 17 total musicians comprising Mansour’s jazz orchestra ensemble. They play through seven songs Mansour arranged himself  (four are original compositions) for the show which is a graduation requirement. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 25, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music students Paul Jefferson (left), Benjamin Allen (center), and Kamal Ghammache-Mansour (right) play saxophones at the Lawrence Berk Recital Hall for Mansour’s senior show titled “L’Orchestranimous!”  To help him perform seven original arrangements in a show created to meet a graduation requirement, Mansour chose 16 other Berklee students to showcase. “The musicians were all people I’ve worked with in the past whose personalities, talents, and characters left a strong, positive impression. Who the musician is on the inside was an important factor in the decision making process, as music is very sacred and should be touched with loving hands, lips, and feet,” said Mansour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 25, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music student Kamal Ghammache-Mansour, 21, sings during his senior show at the Lawrence Berk Recital Hall. Mansour studies jazz composition at Berklee and in order to graduate he showcased his learning in a 17 musician jazz orchestra concert he titled “L’Orchestranimous!” Mansour says he was born playing music. “Existence is vibration. We are all vibrating at various frequencies, and it is the harmonies created by these vibrations that form our experiences. Music is just reflecting upon creation from an artistic perspective, and the more talent, vision, and experience one has, the greater the musician they will be,” said Mansour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 25, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music’s Kamal Ghammache-Mansour (right) poses after a congratulatory smooch from friend Gracie Coates (left). Mansour showcased what he learned from Berklee in a senior recital with the help of 16 other musicians at the Lawrence Berk Recital Hall. Mansour and Coates are both from Berkeley, California. They perform together in the Gracie Coates Band both in Boston and Berkeley. Photo by Alicia Prewett

Bootstrap Compost

March 17, 2011 – BOSTON, Jamaica Plain–Andy Brooks prepares to leave his home in Jamaica Plain to go collect buckets of composting material (mostly kitchen scraps) from subscribers to his new business, Bootstrap Compost. Brooks started his business in early January with a handful of customers. When a February 4 article in the Jamaica Plain Gazette featured Brooks, his customer base grew to 45. The number of customers he’s able to take is limited though since Brooks does all of his collecting by foot. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 17, 2011 – BOSTON, Jamaica Plain– Sarah Abravanelli (left), the roommate of one of Andy Brooks’s (right) Bootstrap Compost customers, hands Brooks a bucket full of compost material, mostly kitchen refuse. Brooks then leaves Abravanelli with a clean, empty bucket to be picked up in a week. Brooks charges $8 per week and has customers as far as Somerville where he takes the compost buckets with him on the T. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 17, 2011 – BOSTON, Jamaica Plain–The contents of a compost bucket picked up by Andy Brooks for his business, Bootstrap Compost. Customers fill buckets with a variety of compostables, ranging from kitchen scraps and soup to pizza boxes and dead leaves. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 17, 2011 – BOSTON, Jamaica Plain–Andy Brooks (right) negotiates a new pick-up schedule with Daniel Verinder of Jamaica Plain (left, with his daughter, Simi, age 4). Verinder subscribes to Brooks’s Bootstrap Compost business after an unsuccessful attempt at composting on his own. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 17, 2011 – BOSTON, Jamaica Plain–Andy Brooks of Bootstrap Compost hauls four buckets full of composting material he collected from customers in Jamaica Plain. Brooks started Bootstrap Compost after being a reporter for 8 years then working in a variety of restaurants and cafes. He likes the idea of helping the environment while at being his own boss at the same time. With a growing customer base of 45, Brooks now works full-time collecting and composting. “I’m not making a lot of money. But I’m buying groceries and paying my mortgage,” said Brooks. Photo by Alicia Prewett

BU Women’s Lacrosse

March 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Dartmouth midfielder Sarah Plumb (middle with green and yellow stick) snatches the ball during a women’s lacrosse game at Nickerson Field. Boston University won the game 9 to 7. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 9,  2011 – BOSTON–Senior women’s lacrosse player Courtney Burd returns to the sidelines during the game at Nickerson Field. College of Communication student by day, Burd’s played defense on the lacross team since 2007. On Wednesday’s game, Boston University won against Dartmouth with a score of 9 to 7. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Boston University Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach Lauren Morton (left) coaches senior attack Erica Baumgartner during the last minutes of the game against Dartmouth at Nickerson Field. BU won the game 9 to 7. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Boston University junior attack Hannah Frey motions to teammates on the offense during a game versus Dartmouth at Nickerson Field. BU won with a score of 9-7. One year ago this week, Frey was named “America East Rookie of the Week” after scoring 4 goals in 2 games. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 9, 2011 – BOSTON–Sophomore attack Danielle Etrasco (left) of Boston University makes her way towards the goal with the ball at a game verse Dartmouth at Nickerson Field. BU won the game 9 to 7. Photo by Alicia Prewett

MBTA Feedback Event

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Richard Davey speaks to local news crews and Emerson College journalism students in Downtown Station. This event was part of Davey’s “Join the G.M.” tour. Davey listened to concerns and ideas from riders. Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Marcel Harrison (foreground) waits in the Downtown Crossing Station for his turn to speak with the MBTA’s General Manager, Richard Davey, who came to hear feedback from riders as a part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Harrison is in the military and he has an issue with the MBTA requiring him to wear his army uniform in order to ride for free.  “Our uniforms aren’t built for Boston weather,” said Harrison, “If we’d wear our cold weather uniforms, people would think there’s a war going on.” Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–In Downtown Crossing Station, MBTA General Manager Richard Davey (fourth from left) motions towards disgruntled former Harvard Station juice vendor, Said Bennani (far right). Blaming MBTA leadership, a self-proclaimed “frustrated” Bennani said, “They terminated my job for no reason. I want justice.” Bennani said he and his family are now homeless. Davey told Bennani to “calm down” and police later escorted Bennani away. Davey was at Downtown Crossing to hear rider feedback as part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Officer Fredette of the Boston Police (left) tells former Harvard Station juice vendor Said Bennani (center with menu sign) to calm down in the Downtown Crossing Station. Bennani had just tried to speak with MBTA General Manager Richard Davey who was at the station to hear rider feedback as a part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Bennani shouted, “Justice! Justice! Justice!” because he said the MBTA, “Terminated my business for no reason.” Photo by Alicia Prewett

February 24, 2011 – BOSTON–MBTA General Manager Richard Davey (right) speaks with a woman in the Downtown Crossing Station about her experience of riding the T as a senior citizen. Davey came to Downtown Crossing to hear feedback, concerns, and recommendations from riders as a part of his “Join the G.M.” tour. Photo by Alicia Prewett