Trevor Hass Reporter

I am a senior Newspaper and Online Journalism major. I

am originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, which is 20 minutes outside of Boston. My area of focus is sports journalism, and my favorite sports to watch and cover are basketball and football. This past semester I did a co-op with The Boston Globe, where I covered mainly high school football. Last summer I interned in the sports department of The Baltimore Sun, where I covered a mix of professional, college and high school sports. At Syracuse, I covered the Syracuse men’s basketball and football teams, among other beats, for The Daily Orange, and I served as an assistant sports Editor and assistant copy editor.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, tennis and ping pong, traveling and watching movies.

My favorite room

My favorite room in my house is what we call the back room. It’s where I watch TV, eat and hang out with friends. The room has a salmon-tiled floor, a tan table, a multicolored futon, a blue chair and a white desk. We also keep all our board games — ranging from Monopoly to Scrabble — on a shelf in the back room.

The most unique feature, though, is that the room is essentially outside. Windows span the entire room, and you can look out to our backyard, porch and the street. The temperature varies considerably and is usually on par with the weather outside. It ranges from the negatives to close to 110 degrees. In the winter it’s freezing, but I don’t mind the cold so I hang out there while my parents consistently encourage me to wear a jacket. I politely decline. In the summer, I wear shorts and a T-shirt and chill out.

When it pours, you hear every drop on the panels that span the ceiling. There are many other rooms I enjoy in my house, including the somewhat recently re-modeled kitchen and my bedroom. Having said that, the back room is definitely my favorite.

One of my fondest recent memories is playing Taboo there with my friends over winter break. Another is snuggling on the couch and re-reading “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” which was my favorite series as a child. I was happy to learn I still found the series brilliant, even though I was 10 years older than I was when I first read it. I’ve also watched the Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots win championships in that room, watched “Seinfeld” and “How I Met Your Mother” way too many times and binge-watched “Breaking Bad” with my parents. I’ve lived in the same home for 22 years, and I’ve spent hours and hours in that cozy back room.