Tuesday, April 17, 2007

to the maroon and orange | by Jay

I'd like to take a moment of silence to pray for the victims who fell yesterday at Virginia Tech, their families, and loved ones.

I was a senior when the Notre Dame women's swim team bus crashed on that snowy winter day coming back from Chicago; my sister was high school classmates with Colleen Hipp, who perished in the crash. I know something of the tragedy of a young person struck down just as she's beginning her life's journey, and I have grieved with a campus who came together to mourn their brothers and sisters. But what happened in Blacksburg yesterday is almost beyond comprehension in its sadness and misery.

Our hearts go out to Virginia Tech.