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April 19, 2007

Albany-- Albany State University's Student Government Association and Pan-Hellenic Council organized a candlelight vigil on campus Thursday night to remember the shooting victims at Virginia Tech. Students prayed, sang, and shared poems. They also planted a tree at the Student Union as a symbol of life after death.

Vigil organizer Rubin Pusha said the service was "not so much as a memorial service but more of a celebration, to celebrate those students who lost their lives and to let them know that they'll continue to live on here at Albany State."

Student Saina Bounjie said, "I really was affected by it, and every time I think about it, it makes me sad. We just wanted to say to everybody just keep strong at V-Tech, and we'll think of them."

Students encouraged each other to watch out for signs of disillusionment in other students so that they can get help. Thirty-three roses were displayed to honor each of the people killed at Virginia Tech.

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