I'm still sort of processing this. The whole campus is, it seems. I didn't know the victims, although I'm Facebook friends with one. It's all very surreal.
Another member of this program I'm in, who I happen to dislike and be disliked by, sent a message to the whole program saying "If anyone needs anything, remember we have a counseling center and you have a friend in me." And my first reaction was, "Well I don't think that's true." How fucked up is that?
It's strange and surreal and heartening to see how immediately and fully the campus came together. It's reminded me that the professors, the upperclassmen, the football players, the heavy drinkers are all human too.
So today we mourn.