The branches of Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech (EMCVT), including the Collegiate Times, VTTV, Silhouette, Bugle and WUVT, have come together to recount the events of April 16, 2007, the memories of the 32 students and faculty lost on that day and how Virginia Tech has grown over the past 10 years in the wake of this tragedy.
As student journalists, we are often forced to put emotions aside during community hardships so that we are able to write an accurate report of events for our readers. Ten years ago, on April 16, 2007, the reporters of the Collegiate Times tested this ability and succeeded in providing an honest account of the events that took place, despite covering a tragedy in the halls of the place they call home.
As all eyes fall on Virginia Tech like they once did 10 years ago, the student journalists of EMCVT hope to tell the story of a state university that has rebuilt from a tragedy and redefined the meaning of community. We hope to portray how the loss of 32 Hokies has changed our present experience as students; creating an environment of encouragement, support, safety and pride in our university. As media outlets from all over the nation return to our university to report on the 10-year anniversary of April 16, the student journalists of Virginia Tech aspire to share what the tragedy has meant to us.