Two men emerge from the
rubble. One bows his head for a
moment as the other offers
support. That is all the time they
have. Duty calls the heroes back
into the greatest disaster our
generation has ever seen. This day
changed lives and will haunt
"It affected me the most
when I looked at clips of the
people jumping out of buildings.
I got to see the reality of it. I will
never forget it," said Calvin Reed,
a senior computer science major.
Terrorists hit the home
front, and it caused new anxieties
about daily life.
September 11 forced many
Americans to realize the
country's vulnurablity to
"I feel more alert and kind
of scared because another attack
could happen at any time," said
Jennie Phan, a freshman nursing
The attacks also forced
some to look at the values they
have been taught all of their lives
in a different light.
"I want to spend more
quality time with my family. We
could die any day. At church they
say, 'each day is not promised to
you.' But ever since 9/11 I could
really relate. You should make
the most of each day," said
Tiffany Bryant, a junior human
development and family studies
Americans became more
unified as citizens as a result of
the threat of terrorism.
"The idea of patriotism
has become trendy enough that
the capitalistic free market that
America runs on has bombarded
people with anti-terrorism
propaganda. Basically, the
government is tricking people
into buying products to prove
themselves right as a more
unified society," said Lisa
Reznicek, a senior sculpture and
Regardless of how the
camaraderie of race, religion and
gender came about, September 11
gave the need to band together in
order to protect the country's
freedom and honor.
Loving Words of Hope and Rememberence.
Sophomore psychology major Sadra Sanchez
remembers those that fell prey to terrorist
attacks on 9/11 by signing a memory book in the
University Center on the one year anniversary
of the attacks. Several book signing stations
were set up across campus so every student had
a chance to pay homage.
A Little Pain For a World of Gain.
Freshman biology major Anne Marie Nguyen does
her part to save a life by being a blood donor on
Sept. 11, 2002. All blood donations went to help
patients at Saint Luke's Hospital
- Heather Nicholson
Silky Toshi, Freshman,
"I didn't believe it. I thought it was a joke
until somebody ran into the classroom and
said, 'the World Trade Center was attacked.
It's on CNN!' We turned on the television and
I was shocked."
?aul Ratigback, Freshman,
"I was in disbelief. I really didn't take it
seriously. After about ten minutes, I saw it
on television. I realized that it was true, and
they had actually hit home. I didn't
understand how anyone could have claimed
such an act in the name of God."
MICHAEL LaCHAFELLE, FRESMAN,
"I was sitting in government class, and a
principal came into the classroom. He said
to turn on the TV. So we did, and we were
all in awe, cussing, and like, 'oh my God!'"
"It happened two days after my birthday.
Sick at home, I had gotten a call from my
dad. Then I saw what happened, and it
made me feel even sicker."
Linda Du, Junior,
"I kind of missed it when it happened. When
I found out, first thing I thought about was
my friend who works in Manhattan. I
couldn't reach her, but then later in the day
I got through, and that was relieving."