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Looking for Narnia at Warren Towers

In our animated video, two best friends share the story of how they first met


Every day, thousands of students grab a meal or a late night snack at the Warren Towers dining hall. For many, it’s also where they first meet a future roommate or a best friend. Case in point: Eugenia Camacho (ENG’19) and Chris Ackerman (CAS’19, Questrom’19). Walking past a table one night at the beginning of freshman year, Camacho spotted a ukulele Ackerman had borrowed. Camacho leaned over, picked it up, and began strumming. That chance encounter led to a dinner, which led to a long conversation, which led to Camacho and Ackerman becoming best friends.

The mechanical engineering major and the business major say that if it hadn’t been for that serendipitous happenstance they probably would never have met. Over the years, their friendship has flourished, largely through regular Warren Towers dinner get-togethers. Those get-togethers have often expanded to include a wider circle of friends. In our video, animated by Carlos Soler, Camacho and Ackerman revisit their first meeting and talk about how their friendship has grown.

Carlos Soler can be reached at csoler@bu.edu. Bill Politis can be reached at bpolitis@bu.edu.


6 Comments on Looking for Narnia at Warren Towers

  • Katharine Canfield on 02.08.2018 at 8:48 am

    Wonderful, delightful story of friendship — more effective presented in animation than it would have been in a more traditional documentary style. Thank you!

  • Gabby Vasquez on 02.08.2018 at 10:04 am

    Wow cutest thing I’ve ever seen on BU Today and even more so with the animation. Wish I was still on campus to eat in Narnia!

  • Courtney on 02.08.2018 at 9:29 pm


  • Yubo Dong on 06.07.2018 at 6:08 pm

    This is such as a sweet story! Great animation too!

  • Mo on 06.07.2018 at 7:48 pm

    Love the story and the animation.

  • Sophie on 06.07.2018 at 9:36 pm

    I can’t wait to eat at the dining hall!

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