How It’s Done

I love the student press. Yesterday while Wolf Blitzer and Fox’s resident bitchmaggots were flailing around trying to explain the Virginia Tech sitch to whoever it is still watches their stupid shows, the Collegiate Times was putting this package together.

Fucking inspiring. Especially this story:

Erin Sheehan was one of four people able to walk out of her 9:05 German class in room 207 Norris Hall.

“It’s a small class, about 25 people,” she said. “And I would say no more than 2 people didn’t show up, were absent. And of those of us that were in there today, only four of us walked out of that room, but two of us had been injured during the shooting,” Sheehan said.

“It seemed so strange,” Sheehan said. “Because he peeked in twice, earlier in the lesson, like he was looking for someone, somebody, before he started shooting. But then we all heard something like drilling in the walls, and someone thought they sounded like bullets. That’s when we blockaded the door to stop anyone from coming in.”

“He was just a normal looking kid, Asian, but he had on a Boy Scout type outfit. He wore a tan button up vest, and this black vest, maybe it was for ammo or something.”

“I saw bullets hit people’s body,” Sheehan said. “There was blood everywhere. People in the class were passed out, I don’t know maybe from shock from the pain. But I was one of only four that made it out of that classroom. The rest were dead or injured,” she described.

“My professor, Herr Bishop,” Sheehan said, “I’m not sure if he’s alive.”

Kids make me very proud today to have once called myself a journalist.

A.

7 thoughts on “How It’s Done

  1. pansypoo says:

    well, they don’t know enough about the teevee gnews biz to add the ‘jazz hands’ of sensation!

  2. ecoast says:

    The professor may be alive. His name is not on the list published at wapo.

  3. “Bitchmaggots” is good, A. They are so lame, preening and fancying that we feel privileged just to rest our gazes upon them, all the while they lose audience and wonder why.
    The youngsters put them to shame.

  4. mdhatter says:

    the honesty is innate, so is the violence
    It’s the selling-out and the war that must be taught

  5. Steppy says:

    You are absolutely right. That’s just good reporting. It took me inside the classroom. It gave more insight into what happened in two minutes than two hours on CNN would.
    It ain’t rocket science. Who, what, where, when, why?

  6. Holly says:

    The CT has been great for years. When I was at VT, it was the Collegiate Times that uncovered the Morrison sexual assault scandal by interviewing students on why they weren’t returning to the school after freshman year (her answer: because the guy who assaulted me is coming back to the school with a scholarship). The Tech community learned of the situation and it became a huge issue… leading to a case that would eventually go to the Supreme Court.

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