In the past week, there has been a lot of things that have happened that have changed the students’ lives at Dean. All starting with the Boston Marathon, our lives have been changed – many students at Dean come from Boston or the surrounding area, and being so close to the event effects students also. However, if there is one thing that we have all learned from this experience, it’s that Dean College, New England, and even the entire United States is Boston Strong.
I was in Boston for the day yesterday, around Newbury Street and other places, and the entire city is filled with memorials, murals, signs, and presents for the victims, families and friends effected by the Boston Marathon Bombing. There were areas where people passing by could write on the sidewalks or fronts of brick buildings with chalk. People everywhere were talking to strangers just to let people know that life is a gift to be cherished – I saw new friendships being made purely based on the fact that people were opening their hearts.
Though I’m not from Mass, and I wasn’t there when the Marathon happened, I feel a sense of pride simply because I have friends and fellow students who are from Boston, and they feel so proud of where they come from. I’m proud that I’m a student at Dean, and that I’m so close to Boston. I love that city, and I’m glad that everyone is Boston Strong.