Village Resident Assistant Travis Meade created a tribute called “Links of Love” to honor the tragedy at last Monday’s Boston Marathon.
[media-credit id=1532 align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Meade asked students to write something on slips of paper for Boston. He linked the papers and hung them in the piazza of the Student Center on Monday.
On Monday night, Meade read about the terrible situation in Boston, but then he heard about how people had helped the victims and wanted to do something good for the community, as well.
“I decided the night of the bombing to do something at Quinnipiac, just got the idea, pretty much out of the blue,” Meade said in an interview with Q30 TV’s The Morning After Show. “The response is great. Not one person said ‘no.’ They all said, you know, ‘give me more. I want more slips.’”
Sophomore Mary DeLage was among the students who participated.
“I just wanted to reach out after everything that happened and show my support,” she said.
Sophomore Angelica Cuzzola believes it is important to show support for the victims.
“I think it is good that they did something, especially because a lot of people here are from Massachusetts, so even if it wasn’t someone they know, it’s close to home so its important to acknowledge it,” she said.
Three people died and more than 170 were wounded after two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Freshman Allie O’Donnell’s roommate knew one of the people who was killed at the Boston Marathon explosions.
“I think [Links of Love] is a good idea because I think the university didn’t do much for it,” O’Donnell said. “I feel the students really stepped up and did a good job with this.”