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  • Liviu Librescu: A Brief Biography

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    heroes have saved others from burning buildings or from crashes of airplanes or cars. One major hero in our society who had a significant impact was someone who saved twenty individual students’ lives during a large shooting. He was a professor at Virginia Tech at the time of when the shooting took place, and his name was Liviu Librescu. His courageous actions of sacrificing himself to save others have been one of the most heroic and selfless actions. Liviu Librescu hasn’t always been in America

  • Why I Am A Better Nigeria?

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    A Better Nigeria: Why I am in college – what I aim to achieve from this Leaving my home country to come to college in the United States was a big decision; joining the corps of cadets was an even bigger decision, but sacrifices have to be made for goals to be met. I am currently a freshman in the Virginia Tech, majoring in general engineering with the intension of majoring in electrical science in my sophomore year. The path I have chosen is without doubt the more difficult path but I believe

  • Persuasive Essay On School Shootings

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    to be dying in schools . In the 2012 massacre in Newtown Connecticut , about 20 children and 6 adults lives were taken that day . During the year of 1999 in Columbine High School , 12 teenagers and one teacher was killed that day . During 2007 in Virginia Tech there were 32 killed and wounded. Shouldn't we being doing something about this all these kids are losing their lives , and on top of all of they’re young and haven't got to see their future yet . Schools need more security because it will

  • I Am A Student And Radical Protester At Virginia Polytechnic Institute

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    currently a student and radical protester at Virginia Polytechnic Institute or “VPI” in the spring of 1970. My purpose of writing to you is to present a student point of view on the current growing campus unrest at my university due to the anti-war movement and its opposition. I believe that the United States involvement in the Vietnam war is one huge costly mistake that could have easily been avoided. The war had nothing to do with the United States originally as Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North

  • Persuasive Essay : My Love Of Volunteering

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    service, as opportunities tend to diminish in my community after the holiday season. Service to others is by far the most fulfilling part of my life. 1. (250) To be a Hokie is one of my most important goals. During my summer tour, it was the soul of Virginia

  • The Events Of The 2007 Tragedy

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    Crisis Management - CA Virginia Tech Tragedy (2007) Background April 16th, 2007 is remembered as a day that saw one of the single deadliest gunman shootings in recent history which a seemingly normal college student, Cho Seung-Hui, murder 32 people on campus grounds within a two and a half hour time-frame. Nine years have passed since the fatal tragedy occurred and the repercussions have laid the grounds ever since for the method colleges and educational facilities, the world over, approach crisis

  • Virginia Tech Shooting Essay

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    DATELINE: MAY 10, 2007, BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA (US) - The tragic shootings at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16 were over by mid-day; for Tech’s Office of Transportation and its subsidiary Parking Services group, the challenges were just beginning. Even as the department reeled from the loss of one of its own, Tech senior Jarrett Lane, mourning took a back seat to dealing with an onrushing media horde. Media: This is Bigger Than Columbine “One of the media folks told us that, at the peak, this

  • The Massacre At Virginia Tech

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    The massacre at Virginia Tech is known as one of the deadliest shootings in the history of our nation (History, 2011). This event that occurred on April 16, 2007 brought great pain to our country but this was not a pain that was unfamiliar. Mass shooting is something that we as a nation have dealt with for a while and on April 16, 2007 was no different. This massacre left 32 dead including the shooter himself, 23 year old, Seung Hui Cho. To really understand how to put an end to mass shooting one

  • Review Of Sonny Hickam's Sky Of Stone

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    astonishing journey through the life of Sonny, during his summer of 1961, after his first year of college at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VIT), and his time spent in Coalwood, West Virginia, where his father, who is also named Homer, is accused of negligence in the death of mine foreman Tuck Dillion (Hickam, Sky of Stone 2001). The author, Sonny Hickam, grew up in Coalwood, West Virginia, and his written many novels on his experiences growing up in Coalwood, including the critically acclaimed autobiographical

  • English Essay "We Are Virginia Tech"

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    “We Are Virginia Tech” Speaking is form of art that can either be a natural gift or a practiced talent. Much like there are several different ways a person can draw: cartooning, free hand, or realistic, there are many ways in which a person can speak. Nikki Giovanni’s speech “We Are Virginia Tech” makes people cry, rejoice, and move on. A speech is one form of art that can evoke these types of emotions from people. In Nikki Giovanni’s poem “We Are Virginia Tech,” which was spoken at a memorial

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