As this blog has received international attention, I find myself wondering what the world has come to. The media watch dogs, no offense, have jumped on this story and on me for, as one anonymous user said, â€˜exploit my emotionsâ€™. At this time I do not believe this is so, because to put it simply: Iâ€™m willing to share my experience. This is nothing special. I donâ€™t deserve any credit. I went to class as any other student would. I just happened to be on the other side of campus when the shots were fired later in the day. But isnâ€™t that just it? What is remarkable about this story is that this is the story of an average student at this great school. Stories of horror, bloodshed, and death are soon to come from the victims of this horrible catastrophe and the limelight will shine onwards, for that is what the public thirsts for.
For those that are interested, I will write a more complete narrative of my experiences of today later, once the media frenzy has died down and I have a minute to better reflect. As of the time I am writing this I have done a radio interview with BBC and talked with a reporter from the LA Times. CBC Newsworld, the Boston Herald, Current TV, and MTV have asked for interviews and further information. As I said I intend to share my experiences with everyone, but I want to reinstate that I am just an average student and I donâ€™t want to be made into something I am not.
Furthermore, upon looking at a few of the posts made on this blog, I want to declare that I am OFFENDED that people are allowing this to become a political debate. People are dead. My friends could be dead. Forget bickering about trivia. Now is not the time or the place. It is the mediaâ€™s job to report to the public these stories. Take it as you wish. Iâ€™m not the media. Iâ€™m just me.
Bryce’s Journal, el blog de Bryce, uno de los estudiantes de la Universidad Virginia Tech, en donde asesinaron ayer a 32 personas so far.