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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…

Facebook Status from April 19th, 2013

During the lockdown, I spent a lot of time texting with friends from out of town. This was something I wrote in a text that my friend Dan later posted to Facebook.

Facebook Status from April 19th, 2013

This was something I posted early on Friday morning, the day of the lockdown. It had been a long week and I had stayed up late the night before watching the news, so I was a bit frazzled.

Facebook Status from April 19th, 2013

I posted this message right after I woke up on the morning of the lockdown. I had just received an early text from Northeastern, informing students, faculty, and staff that campus was closed due the lockdown. While I had been up watching the news, I did not expect the lockdown. Because so many of my friends check Facebook regularly (especially…

Letter from a Mount Olive High School student

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This letter was sent from a student at Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive, Illinois.

Letter from the principal of Zenon J. Sykuta School

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings by the principal Zenon J. Skyuta School in Country Club Hills, Illinois. This letter accompanied the messages sent by her students.

Heart and trees drawing from an Illinois student

Digital copy of one of the messages of sympathy sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings by pre-K through third grade students at Zenon J. Skyuta School in Country Club Hills, Illinois.

Pink hearts card of support from an Illinois student

Digital copy of one of the messages of sympathy sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings by pre-K through third grade students at Zenon J. Skyuta School in Country Club Hills, Illinois.

Rainbow hearts sympathy card from an Illinois student

Digital copy of one of the messages of sympathy sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings by pre-K through third grade students at Zenon J. Skyuta School in Country Club Hills, Illinois. This card reads "I hope you fill bethare" [sic].

Drawing of a child, a cat, a tree and a butterfly from an Illinois student

Digital copy of one of the messages of sympathy sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings by pre-K through third grade students at Zenon J. Skyuta School in Country Club Hills, Illinois.