Coupling

Coupling

It seemed like the easiest way to find a partner. Join a Catholic singles dating website. Go on dates. Begin a relationship. What Audrey (Emerson) Leitao, BINT ’10, wasn’t expecting was to find her future husband on date number one. “I was really skeptical about going on a dating website,” says Leitao. “Christopher and I were both at the same...

Safety First

Safety First

piece / When motorcycles dump (biker speak for “fall over”) or crash, riders can be pinned under a still-spinning wheel without a way to shut off the bike’s engine solution / Build a depressible kill switch device on the sides of the bike that will automatically cut the engine on impact with the ground team / Brian Forde, BMET ’13, Sergei...

In Memoriam: Kenneth Bacheller

In Memoriam: Kenneth Bacheller

Kenneth Bacheller, ’36, was an airplane engineer before and throughout World War II, while living on both the East and West Coasts. But where he will be most remembered is in sunny south Florida for a career as a builder in the booming real estate business. “The houses that my sister and I live in, he built them,” said Suzanne Bacheller, one of two...

The Road Home

The Road Home

On June 13, Kera Murphy, BSM ’09, dunked the rear wheel of her bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Providence, RI, and headed west on a 70-day, 4,000-mile trek to the shores of the Pacific. Her trip was part of Bike and Build, a national nonprofit that organizes a series of summer cross-country treks to raise money and awareness for affordable...

Salt and Profit

Salt and Profit

Jordan Castro’s new business rose from a simple salt cellar—a gray concrete cylinder that stands just two-and-a-half inches tall. And, as Castro, ABC ’10, BPM ’13, admits, building a business out of a salt cellar was tough, especially considering the fact that there are more than 550 different handcrafted salt cellars available in the online craft...