In a metro area home to more than 60 college campuses, the Boston Marathon bombings was a moment thousands of students in the area will never forget.
Marlee Ehrlich, a sophomore at Harvard University, remembers how students came together to support one another in the midsts of all the chaos.
"I remember we were on lockdown, and it was a really, really beautiful day," Ehrlich said. "Everyone went into the yard ... and they were playing games just trying to relax one another so it was a very supportive environment."
Ezra Dunkle Polier, a recent graduate from Tufts University, recalled how "some people were still out and about, but it was definitely a tense time. Definitely a time that students rallied around each other."
Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation to hear students react to the tragedies that occurred just one year ago: