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April 20, 2007
Friday
Natalie Solent (Essex)
Nikki Giovanni found one of her Creative Writing students a trial.
"And every class I'm saying, 'Mr. Cho, take off your (sun)-glasses please, take your hat off please. Mr. Cho, that's not a…

by J Lee | April 19, 2007

When I was growing up in the 80s, it often seemed that the world was holding its breath, keeping its fingers crossed to prevent some sort of nuclear disaster. The apocalypse that I imagined then had to do with the world…

by S L Kim | April 17, 2007

1. Race Shame

As soon as I saw the shooter's name--Cho Seung-Hui--in the NYT this morning, I knew he was Korean. Crap. Ever since I got home last night after teaching, and my husband told me about the deadly…

Charles Warner / Media Curmudgeon Blog

Television has once again gone on a rampage of gluttony over the tragic murders at Virginia Tech. However, it depends on your definition of what constitutes gluttony and what kind of TV you're talking…

Submitted by Shreya Mandal on 17 April 2007 - 2:34pm.

Yesterday, as I sat in the lobby of the Elizabeth Detention Center waiting to testify at a hearing, I learned about the violent incident that took place in Virginia. A small flat-screen…

By Arlen Parsa
Filed: Thursday April 19th 2007, 9:05 AM

In the wake of the tragedy at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16, many asked how such a thing could have happened. It was the deadliest shooting spree in American history, and already there…

April 18th, 2007 by Ben

The tragic massacre this week at Virginia Tech will be one of those events that you will remember how you first heard the news, where you were when you heard it, and what you were doing at the time. Like September 11, 2001,…

Dave Vogt / davedot.com

I am honestly at a loss for what to say about the events that unfolded on the Virginia Tech campus this morning. I was walking across the Drillfield towards GBJ when firing broke out in Norris hall. I had heard nothing…

A horrible tragedy. The bottom line is that sometimes awful things happen in life and there's not a satisfactory explanation as to why. Sometimes people fail to recognize this.
There's a lot of idle chatter regarding whether or not Virginia…

Posted On: April 16th, 2007

Normally that would take at least a couple days.

The sad state of the domain squatting industry, and society in general, is that after a horrible shooting a bunch of "business people" sprint to grab up every VT…

Submitted by JohnMaxfield on Tue, 04/17/2007 - 7:30am.

Would this have happened at a school like Hampden-Sydney? That is the question.

And the answer must be dealt with delicately, in the aftermath of such a horrendous massacre that hopefully…

Arms Control Begins at Home

April 29, 2007 at 3:28 pm · Filed under Virginia Tech, compassion, meditation, violence

I need to be hit with a ton of bricks for a message to sink in. For a long time I've spoken about gun control, nuclear…

Posted Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 at 1:43 AM by Justin

I hate it how, whenever we have a national tragedy, journos just eat it up. The TV stations make logos for it, and slogans like "Massacre at Virginia Tech" that become ominous jingles as the…

By a4g
Point Five Staff Writer @ 4:51 pm
April 16, 2007

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Fears Raised That Details Of Shooting Might Be Released Into Context-Free Void

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A massacre at Virginia Tech took the lives of 32 on Monday. But as the sun set, and sketchy…

Tom DeLay
Former Tennessee Senator and potential presidential candidate Fred Thompson had a very interesting article in the National Review on April 20th entitled, "Signs of Intelligence?" which dealt with concealed carry laws on the Virginia Tech…

Today was by far the most trying day I've experienced in my life. On April 16, 2007 33 people were killed, with 15 more wounded on the Virginia Tech Campus. I know that this is likely not new information, but I repeat it just to add strength to…

Dr. Roger Passman
April 18, 2007
Reporting for Reuters, Andrea Hopkins writes:
By all accounts, the prayers started even before the gunshots stopped at Virginia Tech university, and the pleas to God from grief-stricken survivors of the massacre…

Apr. 18th, 2007 at 12:02 AM

Virginia is, if memory serves, one of the states that had a particularly malevolently horrible 2004 national election, one marked by substantial Republican chicanery and vicious suppression of the minority vote, so the…

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Topics like these are always hard to approach. For some, the event holds particular weight, either because of their relationship with the victims, with the assailant, with the location where it takes place, or because of the…

[This is a copy of my initial reaction to the media coverage of the VTech shooting, posted on my Wordpress blog. Unfortunately both links are now defunct - I wish I had saved a page of the "godblessvtech" blog, because it was to me a poignant…
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