Mills Woman at VA Tech

April 30, 2007

I work on the campus of Virginia Tech, and while driving to my building on Monday, an ambulance drove past me around 7:40 a.m. I parked in one of my usual spots and walked to work.

By then, two people had passed on, one young man and a young woman who I believe was in the ambulance I passed. Hours later, after my building was released from lockdown, we were told to go directly to our cars and directly off campus. I could feel the soulessness as I walked to my car. I drove through an armed checkpoint on my way off campus.

I see all the information on the Web and wish I could wipe the words off the screen. Now I want sense and meaning in what happened. I am asking the community at Mills, right now, to look at each other with a hi and locked eyes, acknowledge each other, acknowledge the moment, right now, that you are reading this. This is a be “jolly, but be wary” world. I would not ask you to lose some sense of your youth, but instead, use it well, wisely, and more.

Jenny L. Mills
Class of 1991

Mills Woman at VA Tech was published on April 30, 2007 in Opinions

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