BLACKSBURG, Va. - "For a week, Virginia Tech students watched in horror as their campus was overrun - first by a psychotic gunman, then by an avalanche of media, then by a crushing wave of grief.
But yesterday, the students took back their campus.
They played Frisbee on the field in the center of campus while visitors came to mourn at a nearby memorial. They wore blue and green and brown shirts, not just the school's colors of maroon and orange. And they filled the student center with chatter about biology classes and summer plans.
"There is nowhere I would rather be than Blacksburg," said freshman Morgan Whitehead, 19, who spent the weekend at home in Orange, Va., but was determined to be back on campus when classes resume today.
"I have never been more proud to attend Virginia Tech."
Hundreds continue to visit the campus memorial of 33 stones arrayed in an arc, where the stone for killer Seung-Hui Cho is decked with just as many flowers and trinkets as those for the people he killed - as well as handwritten notes forgiving him for his sickness and offering sympathy for his family."
The campus remains unarmed. Populated by idiots so sheepified they forgive the man who committed the crime. No hatred for a system that herded them to the slaughter, no anger, no rallying call of NEVER AGAIN.
What did they really learn? That it's good to not have been one of the ones killed.