Friday, January 14, 2011

You Tube Video of the Week - Senior Shane Ryan's Application Video For Northeastern

Senior Shane Ryan shared this YouTube video with me which he is submitting as part of his application package for Northeastern.  I just wanted to share it with people so that they can see how the application process is changing at some schools. It is not just about essays, grades, and SAT scores. What else can students do to make themselves stand out in a crowded pile of applications?

Hope you enjoy it!


  1. Nice video, Ryan. Thanks for sharing, Mr. Larkin!


  2. This is just great, Shane. I just love NU. It's one of my most favorite schools. You captured the campus quite well. You don't even need a map. Your video of the campus is great. I can't wait to take more courses there this summer. Thanks BHS for providing your staff with opportunities to take courses there.

  3. Honestly this is really good. I'm impressed by the creativity of this idea. Get's me thinking about next year when I have to apply to schools. Things like this help give other students ideas, its great. Thanks for posting Mr. Larkin.

  4. Thanks for the constructive feedback :) regarding the Overworld limitations and linearity, I only felt it limited in the sense that you aren't truely able to 'explore' fully in the way that could in other Zelda games - remember the underground caverns you could once find? - and quite frankly I miss that and it is basically linear in the sense that your destination is already chosen, yes you are still exploring and in a wonderful new way but this Overworld 'Transport' also highlights the limitations of what Nintendo can do with a 3D Zelda game on the DS but what they 'have' achieved is still impressive and I do acknowledge that fully.