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Virginia Tech game creator puts pricetag on decency

Viewpoints Online, Riverside Community College, CA

Published by Carlos Macias

Only on the Internet can you put people’s attention up for ransom.

A game based on the Virginia Tech massacre was posted on Flash-based game site on May 12.

Soon after the Australian creator, Ryan Lambourn, posted the game, he made a statement that he’d take it off.

V-Tech tragedy brings mental illness center-stage

The Bridge, Texas A&M; International University, TX

Published by J.J. Velasquez

The Virginia Tech tragedy has alerted college faculty and students everywhere to the presence of mentally unstable individuals.

Cho Seung-Hui’s noted affinity for writing graphic and disturbing plays, poems, and other creative forms has prompted a response from university creative writing faculty and students.

Virginia Tech Massacre Raises Gun Debate

Globe Link, Salt Lake Community College, UT

Published by Floyd W. Masters

On April,16,2007, Cho Seung-Hui took the lives of 32 innocent people at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Soon after, Cho’s background revealed many disturbing facts. He had been deemed both a danger to himself and others.

It is against federal law to sell firearms to anyone who has been psychologically evaluated to be a danger.

Second bomb threat targets six buildings

Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon, OR

Published by Allie Grasgreen

A second bomb threat made early Tuesday morning targeted six campus buildings – a fact not disclosed to students.

The University administration informed students of the threat via a somewhat-vague e-mail at about 4:30 a.m. The message said there was “another threat similar to one that was discovered over the weekend.

Students ignore threat, signs, enter Lillis Complex

Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon, OR

Published by Allie Grasgreen

Several students successfully broke into Lillis Business Complex on Monday while the buildings were shut down because of a bomb threat made Saturday afternoon.

Richard Turkiewicz, Department of Public Safety Director, said students were entering the building throughout the morning despite obvious signs and guards.

Bomb threat shuts down Lillis

Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon, OR

Published by Allie Grasgreen

Lillis Business Complex will be shut down until 7 a.m. Tuesday because of a bomb threat made Saturday afternoon. The threat said a bomb would go off in Lillis today.

All Monday classes in Chiles, Gilbert Hall and Lillis have been canceled.

Immediately after receiving the information Saturday, the Department of Public Safety locked down the building and relayed the threat to the Eugene Police Department.

No Snitching Means No Justice

Courtbouillon, Dillard University, LA

Published by Bianca, Buchanan

With the firing of Don Imus for using offensive language toward Black female athletes, the rap industry has been placed under a microscope for its misogynistic lyrics. However, some think another lyrical message should be visited, the one that tells people not to snitch.

Collegiate Solidarity

The Commentator, Yeshiva University, NY

Published by Jeremy Stern

I have been looking forward all year to writing this, my final column. A last hurrah before I graduate. An opportunity to thank all those who have helped me get to where I am today: my professors, parents, wife, God, yadda yadda yadda… But then 27 college students and five of their professors were gunned down in Virginia, and Yeshiva students barely stirred.

Area schools looking for signs of violence

Campus Press, University of Colorado, CO

Published by Tim McAvoy

Though Boulder-area schools have largely avoided the recent rash of school threats in the Denver area, law enforcement and school administrators are focusing on the mental health of students in order to prevent violence in Boulder schools. The recent rash of threats in Denver-area schools has come in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings and the eight-year anniversary of the Columbine tragedy.

Gun violence: What is happening to us?

The Waltonian, Eastern University, PA

Published by Caleb Sanders

We’ve seen it tear apart and ruin young lives at Columbine; we’ve seen it strike at the heart of innocence in Lancaster; now we’ve witnessed it bring sorrow to the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech. Gun violence is something that must be taken more seriously.

Finding heroism amidst tragedy

The Daily Illini, University of Illinois, IL

Published by Brittany Abeijon

Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, was teaching a solid mechanics class in Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech campus April 16. As Seung-Hui Cho tried to enter his classroom, Librescu ordered his students to run for their lives and break the windows while he held the door shut to prevent the gunman from entering the room.

Officials: Changing privacy laws not a good reaction to Va. Tech

Daily Iowan, University of Iowa, IA

Published by Zhi Xiong – The Daily Iowan

Hokies reflect two weeks later

The Marquette Tribune, Marquette University, WI

Published by Rosemary Lane

Wednesday was the last day of classes for Virginia Tech students, and students said taking exams is tough while coping with the tragedy.

Charlotte Savercool, a freshman at Virginia Tech, said all the hallways of her dorm are almost empty, as most students did not take exams.

V-Tech tragedy prompts reactions from community

The Bridge, Texas A&M; International University, TX

Published by Jesus Reynoso Jr.

Following the recent murderous events on the campus of Virginia Tech University, local students, faculty and administrative staff reacted by expressing shock and regret at the unfortunate events while left pondering what such events may mean for the future of security and higher education in America.

A somber prayer for Virginia Tech in the darkest of hours

The Waltonian, Eastern University, PA

Published by Chelsea Zimmerman

One word can describe my reaction to the shootings at Virginia Tech: heartbreak.

I pondered what horror must have been witnessed on the campus of Virginia Tech on April 16. My heart cries at every bullet fired and every life ended, for every breath of terror and tear of grief.


Life and Liberty, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

Published by Nate Nelson

The left’s reaction to the tragic events at Virginia Tech a few weeks ago has been predictable at best. The immediate outcry for more gun control is the typical reaction you expect from people who would be in utopia should they be allowed to live in a Nanny state.

Virginia Tech campus newspaper works through tragedy, hardship

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Karen McIntyre

April 22, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Bobby Bowman assumed his position as managing editor for Virginia Tech’s campus newspaper the Collegiate Times, April 16, the day 32 innocent lives were taken in a campus massacre. He worked 61 hours and slept for 10 in the four days that followed. Around 7:15 a.m. English major Seung-Hui Cho, 23, shot two people in a campus residence hall. Two hours later, he opened fire in a building across campus, killing 30 more before turning the gun on himself.

Virginia Tech harkens back to Simon’s Rock

The Llama Ledger, Simon’s Rock College, MA

Published by Faine Greenwood

The shootings last week at Virginia Tech were a horrible tragedy, one that emotionally affected many people at Simon’s Rock. The student body held vigils and raised money, discussed the shootings in classes and among themselves. But at Simon’s Rock, it’s difficult not to wonder how this event relates to violence that hit closer to home: the 1992 Wayne Lo shootings.

Virginia Tech students return to class

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Ashley Gebb and Karen McIntyre

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Classes began Monday at Virginia Tech, but students are still deciding if the semester ended for them April 16. Fourth-year student Rahel Seyfou said it was hard to be back in chemistry class Monday. “The past week went by really fast,” she said.

VT students dress to fight distress

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Ashley Gebb

April 23, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Virginia Tech campus has become a sea of orange and maroon. Many students, family, faculty and supporters are decking themselves out in the university’s colors to show their support in a time of tragedy.

Silence shows student support

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Karen McIntyre

April 23, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech students usually walk across the Drillfield in the center of campus talking on cell phones and walking to class. But thousands stood on that field Monday in a dead silence that only cameras disturbed. Students, staff, family and friends gathered on the drill field at 9:45 a.m., the same time one week ago that English major Seung-Hui Cho ended a shooting spree that killed 33 people including himself.

Virginia Tech students pack up for semester’s end

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Ashley Gebb

April 22, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Kelly Pierce lived in a single dorm room on the fourth floor of West Ambler Johnston Hall. She woke the morning of April 16 to an unrecognizable noise and fell back to sleep. When she woke later that morning, she learned that her resident adviser and another student had been killed four doors down – the first of two shootings that would leave 33 people dead.

Chico State prepares for shooting threats

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Sergio Delgado

A Yuba City man threatened on April 18 to go on a killing spree that “will make Virginia Tech look mild” but did not manage to cause any harm before turning himself in. Jeffery Thomas Carney surrendered to Yuba City authorities late Thursday. Carney, 28, called his pastor and family members the night of April 18 to tell them that he had an AK-47 assault rifle, improvised explosive devices and poison, according to the Sutter County Sheriff Department.

Vigil honors victims of Virginia massacre

The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Published by Bailey Mannisto-Iches

ASI held a candlelight vigil for students to recognize that the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings were also college students, and to try to imagine the pain this caused for them, said Curtis Grima, vice-president of Academic Affairs.

Virginians seek God in crisis

The Orion, California State University, Chico, CA

Published by Karen McIntyre

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Many Virginia residents turned to religion after experiencing shock, disbelief, anguish, grief, anger and numbness as they tried to cope with the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech. On Sunday, Rev. Bob Jackson posed the question “God and Tragedy – Where do we go from here?” and based his sermon on Luke 13:1-5.


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