Here in Auburndale, the world is a quiet place -- except for the near incessant sirens that can be heard in the distance, and there is not a soul on the streets. While the outside world may be eerily quiet with only the wind for noise, social media is keeping the students both at Lasell and around Boston banded together.
MIT students are perhaps some of the best people at dealing with stress. Our environment is all about being pushed beyond our comfort level. It's hard to destabilize MIT. But the loss of one of our own -- that's how you destabilize us. Upon hearing that phrase, "MIT officer dead," the night changed.