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HOFBERG: On rejoining the Boston community

When the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, I watched in horror from two small televisions that were mounted in the bar of the restaurant I was working at in Santa Barbara, Calif. Even though I was 3,000 miles away, the bang of the bombs, that killed […]

PLANTZ: A year in reflection after reporting the bombings

A year ago I got a text from my editor from The Daily Free Press that read, “Two bombs went off at the Marathon finish line. Can you check it out?” I had no idea what he was talking about. I gathered my recorder, phone and wallet and raced to Copley Square. I got as […]

RYAN: Don’t tax me, bro

This year has been full of firsts for me. It’s my first year away from home, my first job, my first roommate. It was the first time I had to buy my own textbooks and the first (and second and third) time I ever skipped a class. It was also the first time I watched […]

SHEA: No regrets

I’ve never been one to say that I live with no regrets. Some people say this proudly, as if it’s an achievement that they are so far in denial about the accomplishments they could have made, but did not. There is room for editing in all aspects of life. I would give a lot for […]

GIESELMANN: Tiananmen Square

Beijing is an old city. Compared with the omnipresent bright, neon lights that adorn the mass of skyscrapers in Shanghai, Beijing did not immediately strike me as a thriving metropolis, home to 21 million citizens. Instead of highways elevated above the rest of the city, allowing cars to hurtle around the city four stories up, […]