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An Unforgettable Week

As the native of a town that is only around a 45-minute drive from Boston and a long-time student at Northeastern University, I have been around or lived in the city for a significant amount of my life. The days and weeks spend in Boston all start to blur into one collective memory for me, but the week in mid-April that the Marathon Bombing…

"Tattoos and commemorating the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy"

This content was created by a student in Victoria Papa's Advanced Writing for the Social Sciences course at Northeastern University in Fall 2013. The students in the course each created two exhibits, the first directed toward a public audience and the second directed toward researchers in their various academic fields (economics, international…

A perspective on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings from Tokyo

Having grown up in a fairly peaceful city, Tokyo, Japan, Daigo Hoshino, as he told me at the interview, perceives that terrorism is something that happens physically remote from him. “I had hard time believing that such a thing actually happened in where I live,” he recalled his emotion at the evening of the Marathon Monday. However, what made…

Description of watching news broadcasts about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings while abroad

Ainura Beisembekova, a Northeastern University alumni student who studied International Affairs, began her story with saying this. She told me that the series of the news broadcast was what scared her the most. It is understandable that the news broadcast about the terrorism can cause the fear since it usually focuses on the turmoil or the chaotic…

"Bombing Coverage on Sports Radio: A Better Option From WEEI"

This content was created by a student in Victoria Papa's Advanced Writing for the Social Sciences course at Northeastern University in Fall 2013. The students in the course each created two exhibits, the first directed toward a public audience and the second directed toward researchers in their various academic fields (economics, international…

Free Passes and My Wife's First Marathon Experience

A friend of mine offered me 2 passes to the bleachers at the finish line. I thought this would be a great experience for me and my wife who is from China. This was first time seeing the Boston Marathon. We watched, clapped and admired the runners. She started to get chilly. We made our way to the Prudential Mall. Right at the exit a woman asked us…

WBUR Oral History Project: Waheeda Saif

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects,…

WBUR Oral History Project: Waheeda Saif (Clip 1 of 2)

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects, Our…

WBUR Oral History Project: Waheeda Saif (Clip 2 of 2)

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects, Our…

WBUR Oral History Project: Brian Corr (Clip 3 of 3)

Countless lives were affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The WBUR Oral History Project collects stories from individuals whose lives were immediately and irrevocably changed by these events. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBUR, our team of oral historians, and the participation of these interview subjects,…