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so weird... [Mar. 21st, 2003|12:49 am]
Chaz Meyers
Earlier today, Marc came in from his student teaching and told me about how right before he walked by, some kid jumped out of Anderson and killed himself.

Thought to myself, "Geez. That sucks."

A few hours later, I was over Aymon's and he got an email that Temple sent out to everyone about it. Turns out it was Kishan, a guy who lived on the same floor as Aymon, Mike, and I. He lived a few doors down from me last year. I only talked to him a handful of times the entire year and Aymon was much closer friends with him than I was, but it's still really weird to know that someone you once talked is no longer alive.

Between this and this bullshit war we're going through with up to the minute TV coverage, is it just me or is life seeming less real as time goes on, and more like a movie?
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-03-20 10:39 pm (UTC)

Well that's a little wierd

This is actually the first I've heard about any of this, and being a commuter, it doesn't really surprise me all that much. But I did check my mail on astro and I didn't get anything from temple about it, but, then again, when has temple's email actually worked?
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[User Picture]From: justjesstu
2003-03-20 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Well that's a little wierd

In a tragic incident, at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2003,
an undergraduate Business student, Kishan D. Sheth, jumped to his death
from an upper floor in Anderson Hall. The University community's deepest
sympathy goes out to the Sheth family and friends.

Any student who would like to speak with a counselor, should call the
Tuttleman Counseling Services Office at 215-204-7276 during the day or the
Campus Police dispatcher at 215-204-1234 after 5 p.m.

Faculty and staff are directed to the services available through the
University's Psychological Services Center http://www.temple.edu/PSC on
the fourth floor of Weiss Hall on the Main Campus (215-204-7324).
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-03-21 05:58 am (UTC)

Re: Well that's a little wierd

I didn't get the email yet on my account either. But it just pretty much said what Jess posted above.
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From: catch2002
2003-03-21 05:09 am (UTC)

yeah

well its probably because you are used to news stories about lost kittens or 20/30 minutes on weather or such other crap. for most of the information age, news has been frivilous and pointless. true, this war it somewhat frivilous and pointless, but I mean its at least pretty news worthy no matter what you think of it. If we had the same kind of technology and reporting ability we have now back in say the The Civil War, you would be more accustomed to important events being covered in this all out barrage manner, rather than traditional history which waits until after the events unfold, waits some more to get the first hand accounts, those accounts are reported, and finally recorded. Now, all that happens in hours.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-03-21 05:53 am (UTC)

Re: yeah

I agree with your logic entirely. I don't know. It seems on many levels wrong (and on a few other levels stupid) to have live broadcast of the tanks rolling across the desert, up to the minute reportings of which town will be attacked next.

As an aside, I remember reading somewhere yesterday that Clear Channel Communications, a company that owns a good chunk of the radio stations in this country, has been backing quite a few of the pro-war rallys. Gee. Why would a company that makes money off of ratings and owns quite a few news stations be in favor of a war?
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From: nrdysweaterkid
2003-03-21 05:50 am (UTC)

wait..

is this the same Kishan who worked at essene? Was he friends with punk rock Dave from your floor, too?
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-03-21 05:56 am (UTC)

Re: wait..

I'm not sure where he worked or who exactly he was friends with (I wasn't too social last year), but it's entirely likely. :(
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From: nrdysweaterkid
2003-03-21 06:41 am (UTC)

Re: wait..

thats awful :(
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[User Picture]From: tomas360
2003-03-21 09:16 am (UTC)

Re: wait..

it was :(

-Ay
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