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Report: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev failed American politics at UMass Dartmouth

Wednesday was just another routine day in the life of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- a workout on campus, a party with friends and then a night in his dorm.

That might explain why so many people who knew Tsarnaev -- the younger of the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing -- are struggling so mightily to reconcile the friendly and relaxed college sophomore they knew with the subject of a manhunt and shootout which shut down large parts of the Boston area on Friday.

Here are some of the details shared by college friends in stories in the Boston Globe and New York Times:

* He was at a party Wednesday with intramural soccer pals, saidone student who did not give her name to the Globe. "He was just relaxed," she told the paper.

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