Today’s news and opinion sections are completely devoted to coverage of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. As the newspaper of the Commonwealth’s flagship university, we felt that it was necessary to mark this anniversary with content reflecting on how individuals, the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts has recovered and coped with the tragedy over the past 12 months.
Over the past few weeks, Collegian columnists have been writing their opinions, reporters have been talking to spectators and runners from last year’s marathon, and the graphics team has been working tirelessly on visuals for the print edition and online. As always, the Collegian strives to provide content relevant to the campus community and we felt this anniversary was something that needed extensive coverage.
Runners reunited: looking back on last year’s Boston Marathon
By Kate Leddy
Runners at the 2013 Boston Marathon recall experiencing a finish that none of them had anticipated, and how they plan to remember and celebrate the strength of all of those who were at the scene.
One year later, spectators look to move on
By Catherine Ferris
Onlookers recall their experiences at last year’s Boston Marathon.
Krystle Campbell remembered through scholarship
By Patrick Hoff
UMass Boston alumna and Boston Marathon bombings victim Krystle Campbell is being remembered through a UMass scholarship and a marathon team in her name.
“Rucking” not allowed at Boston Marathon
By Justin Surgent
UMass ROTC unable to run marathon this year, due to “no bag” policy.
Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his upcoming trial
By Jaclyn Bryson
A look back at alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who remains behind bars, and what’s in store for his upcoming trial.
Boston seen as ‘changed’ since marathon
By Collegian News Staff
A poll conducted at the Western New England University Polling Institute shows public opinion concerning Boston following the marathon bombings.
Local business contributes to One Fund Inc.
By Catherine Ferris
Mary Ann’s Dance and More sells Boston Marathon shirts in support of One Fund Inc.
Bostonian spirit prevails
Katie McKenna describes her experience on the day of the Boston Marathon bombings and why the Marathon, and Boston’s pride, makes the city so unique.
A year of reflection
Samara Abramson reflects on her hometown pride and Boston’s enduring strength in the one year after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Lessons from the Marathon bombings
Steven Gillard outlines the number of important lessons learned from the tragic events of the Boston Marathon bombings.