Thoughts on the Boston Marathon From A Boston College Student

by admin on April 16, 2013

@TallOneBarstool is a massive part of the behind-the-scenes stuff for KFC Radio. He posted his thoughts about the Boston Marathon tragedy on Barstool U earlier today:


I don’t know if I really have anything new or particularly profound to say. But I’ve gone to school in Boston for the past four years, and what should have been one of the most memorable days of my college experience will be for all the wrong reasons. I feel like I should say something. When I woke up yesterday the most important thing on my mind was whether or not I’d be able to finish 26.2 beers, and I only wish that when I woke up today the thing that hurt most was the hangover. When I got the text standing in the middle of a party at 3 PM and started to find pictures and videos of what had happened only a few miles away a few minutes before, there weren’t any words to describe the feeling. And now that I’ve had a chance to digest it, there’s only one that can: Surreal.

Surreal to watch a crowd of a thousand drunk kids collectively sober up as people began to hear the news and trickled back to their rooms to try and find out what was going on. Surreal calling people to see if they’re alright only to get a busy signal because they were doing the same thing. Surreal to see pictures of a building exploding a block away from where you got drunk last weekend. Surreal to know that you were standing in the same spot the bomb went off at that same time last year. Surreal to look out the window of your room and see people running, only to look out 10 minutes later and seeing those people being escorted into the church across the street. Surreal to hear rumors 10 minutes after that there have been reports of a bomb in that very same church, 200 feet from where you’re standing. Surreal knowing the highlight of the year for almost every college student in Boston will never quite be the same.

Like I said, I’m not saying anything that people haven’t said already. I’m a communications major writing for a smut blog. I won’t be able to articulate how amazing it is that people heard the blast and went towards it or finished running a fucking marathon and decided to jog a little further to a hospital to give blood. I’m also not going to say that whoever did this shouldn’t have messed with Boston of all places. Did the city respond like it should have? Absolutely. But people responded yesterday like they would have anywhere else. The problem is whoever did this didn’t just attack a city. They attacked a nation. And as yesterday showed we responded as one.  It’s only a shame that the moments like this where you question your faith in humanity are the same ones where you find your faith in it renewed.

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