GirlHacker's Random Log

almost daily since 1999


Once again, it is Patriot’s Day, that unique Massachusetts holiday which I celebrated in college by standing outside my dorm for many hours, screaming my lungs out at the halfway point for the Boston Marathon. “Located between miles 12 and 13 is Wellesley College – an all women’s school. Commonly referred to as the ‘Screech Tunnel,’ the tremendous support offered by the female students has made this one of the loudest sections of the course. Fans and photographers interested in witnessing this spectacle are encouraged to view from the opposite side of the street to enjoy the full effect of students’ cheers and runners’ reactions.” I wouldn’t call it screeching. It’s just, well, high pitched ’cause it’s mostly women.