Students at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former college, UMass Dartmouth, are worried his image in Rolling Stone- a space usually reserved for celebrities- might glorify their former classmate.

With record high temperatures, it was relatively quiet on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth on Wednesday. Months after the campus was evacuated during the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, just a few students were hanging around the campus.

Inside the library, some of them stared at their laptops, chatting online. Outside, senior Jenny Patrick carried books and a yoga mat as she walked slowly to her summer job. The criminal justice student said she first learned about the upcoming Rolling Stone cover where she gets most of her news – celebrity or otherwise – on Twitter.

“I personally don’t think he’s a rock star. He doesn’t deserve to be on any magazines. He doesn’t deserve to have his words spoken,” she said. 

Some students said the cover photo made Tsarnaev look like Jim Morrison or Bob Dylan. Patrick said Rolling Stone was glamorizing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s self-portrait.

“I don’t think it really matters what he looks like. It’s his personality that matters most and his personality is trash,” she said.

On Twitter, people tapped out a wide-range of reactions to Rolling Stone’s decision to run with the photo.

An MBTA officer shot during the Watertown manhunt said the cover photo was “thoughtless at best.”

Others, like the Boston University College of Communication dean Tom Fiedler, believe the photo doesn't go too far.

“That photograph was widely published in the media in the days after he and his brother were identified on The New York Times," he said on Boston Public Radio. "I think it’s actually consistent with the tone of the article, as I understand it – that whole idea of how did this whimsical looking kid become such a monster.”

A "monster". That’s the word Rolling Stone editors use on the cover of the magazine. Three months after the bombings at the finish line on Boylston, sensitivities for the victims and first responders are still fresh here in the Boston area, leading several retailers to keep this issue off their shelves.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 15 bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.