Virginia Tech

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University more commonly known as Virginia Tech is a land-grant public university in the US State of Virginia. It is one of the few universities which still retain a corps of cadets.

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Virginia Tech
Gun Laws

Should gun laws be changed in light of what happened at Virginia Tech?

Changing Gun Laws Not the SolutionWhile what happened at Virginia Tech was horrible, changing the gun laws is not the answer. I know you have heard this before, but it was not the gun that was responsible for killing those innocent people! The killer was a man who had serious psychological problems, and had shown evidence of those problems before killing anyone.

A better answer would be to find a way to require people who exhibit SERIOUS psychological problems to get help before they kill others. However, that would have far-reaching implications that people would not accept, and I'm not sure people should accept them.

The best solution would be to examine history. What has changed in the course of the last 50 years or so that is leading people to use guns to massacre others?

When my dad was in high school, his principal would joke with him about having his gun in his car and visa versa. Both were avid hunters and neither would even have considered using their guns to kill another person. Less than 40 years ago, when I was in high school, it was not uncommon to see gun racks in the back of boy's pick-ups with guns in them in the school parking lot. No one thought anything about it. Today, children can get in trouble for taking what? Kitchen knives, nail files, anything that could remotely be used for a weapon? to school. Virgina Tech still happened, so did Columbine and others.

Fifty years ago, children were taught to take responsibility for their actions, self-control, respect for others, etc. Today, children are taught that if they do something wrong, do not control their actions, etc. they have a disease and it's not their fault, or they're taught it's the other person's fault. An example was when a boy called another boy's mother a name at school and boy #2 punched boy #1. I intervened, of course, and boy #2 was adamant that it was the other boy's fault. I never did get through to that boy that he was responsible for taking his own hand and punching the other boy. That was ten years ago. Earlier in history, children were under no illusions about whose fault it was if they took their hands and hit someone. Why the change?

Fifty years ago, if you did something that you shouldn't, you would be punished and that punishment might be a spanking. My worst one is when I lied and dad took me out behind the shed. Today, people think spanking leads to violent individuals. Think about it. If that is true, shouldn't the massacres have happened back then, not today?

Many other changes have occurred, but I'm sure noone wants to read a book about societal changes that are the root causes of massacres like Virginia Tech, at least not here on WikiAnswers.

No, changing the gun laws is not the answer. Changing the root causes of people killing others in mass is the answer!

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. . er, wasn't it about guns rather than spanking? . . :). Let's call them what they really are. The laws need changing so that fewer people have access to people-killing machines.

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Virginia Tech

Whgats the weather in Virginia tech?

really cold if you live in Virginia

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Football - American
Colleges and Universities
Virginia Tech

What is a Virginia Tech Hokie?

The answer leads all the way back to 1896 when Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College changed its name to Virginia Polytechnic Institute. With the change came the necessity for writing a new cheer and a contest for such a purpose was held by the student body. Senior O.M. Stull won first prize for his "Hokie" yell (Old Hokie Cheer below) which is still used today. Later, when asked if "Hokie" had any special meaning, Stull explained the word was solely the product of his imagination and was used only as an attention-getter for his yell. It soon became a nickname for all Tech teams and for those people loyal to Tech athletics. The official university school colors - Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange - also were introduced in 1896. The colors were chosen by a committee because they made a 'unique combination' not worn elsewhere at the time. The official definition of "hokie" is "a loyal Virginia Tech Fan. I foun this on http://www.hokiesports.com/whatsahokie.html

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History of the United States
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Virginia Tech

Who was the Virginia Tech killer?

== == Seung-Hui Cho was the Virginia Tech student who went on a shooting rampage (now known as the Virginia Tech Massacre), killing 32 individuals and wounding 25 others.

I was there, I was actually at school when it happened, and my dad used to work in Virginia Tech, and he worked in the building across from the shooting. It was sooo scary, because our school was half a mile away from Virginia Tech, and if you go there, you can see memories of them, like pictures and stuff. So sad! There's still some blood on the sidewalk.

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College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Virginia Tech
Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What are the minimum SAT and GPA requirements to get into Virginia Tech university?

You have to have a high school GpA of 3.5 or above and a 1100 Sat or above to get into GMU.

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Home Improvement
Harvard University
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Virginia Tech

How much does it cost to have someone sheet rock a 15 foot by 17 foot room?

it all depends on the price you agreed on per sheet of drywall with the contractor. the prices can vary. If you do the walls AND the ceiling....$400.00 to $800.00 depending on who you use. You didn't specify whether or not you wanted the drywall taped and bedded ( and textured) afterword. These specifications MATTER. If you have ALL of the above done...SOME will charge you up to $1000.00........If you shop around? .....Probably around $600.00 to $700.00. Do NOT pay over $1,200.00 for the job.

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Colleges and Universities
Virginia Tech

What is the acceptance rate at Virginia Tech?

about 33%, about 20% are wait-listed, so around half of students are rejected

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Children and the Law
Child Support
College Football
Virginia Tech

Why is the state of Florida such a dead beat state for dead beat dads?

I remember in the 70's many 'run away' fathers going to Florida to avoid paying child support, but dont remember why. Was Florida not prosecuting out of state warrants at the time for this? Can anyone help my memory? Ann jazzydame@myway.com Florida has cut funding to their child support enforcement division and also laid off a number of people as well and what was difficult is now near impossible. There is however a company that is helping people collect unpaid child support. they helped me and I am trying to tell as many people as I can. They are nationwide. The woman I worked with was April and her number is 407-616-0637. good luck to everyone.

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History of the United States
Virginia Tech

Where was the Virginia Tech shooter born?

The Dobong district of Seoul in South Korea.

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Environmental Issues
Virginia Tech
Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What is the GPA requirement to get into the University of Virginia?

in order to get into cornell. u have to be in high school sport team. any sport team. higher than a 3.0 GPA and sat scores no less 2100. and u have to have a life and friends. and be an interesting character and a person who loves to study and learn.

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Virginia Tech

What is Clemson's all time record in football?

As of the start of the 2007 season, Clemson's all time record is 616-422-45. Clemson ranks 29th in Division 1A all time wins.

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College Football
Super Bowl
Virginia Tech

Including the 2006 Chik-Fil-A Bowl Virginia Tech has appeared in a bowl game how many consecutive years?

15 years. VaTech's current run of yearly bowl games started on December 31, 1993 with a victory over Indiana in the Independence Bowl.

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Virginia Tech

What is the Virginia Cavaliers alltime record vs Virginia Tech?

According to College Football Data Warehouse, as of the start of the 2007 season Virginia Tech leads the series 46-37-5.

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Sports
Virginia Tech

How many national championships has Virginia tech won?

0

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College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Environmental Issues
Virginia Tech
Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What GPA do you need to get into Virginia tech?

Virginia Tech doesn't put up an actual GPA on their admissions board, but they do say "strong GPA (A/B+)." I know from experience it is much more difficult to get in to VT instate as opposed to applying for out of state tuition.

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Criminal Law
Virginia Tech

When did the Virginia Tech shooting take place?

it took place at Virginia tech. it was a terrible day for everyone

I believe they said WHEN, not WHERE. It took place April 16th, 2007.

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How did the Virginia Tech shooting start?

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A guy was so messed up and shot up some people. SAD

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College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Virginia Tech

What is the SAT score required to get into Virginia Tech University?

=2131 was the average for the class of 2012.=

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Criminal Law
Virginia Tech
Gun Laws

Would tougher gun laws eliviate massacres like Virginia Tech?

no. see the laws would not help as much as the consiquenses. the consiquences are what would keep the people from doing what they do. if the laws stand and they were tweeked a bit then there would be a stronger hold on the criminals. so The guns and gun laws are not the problem. If one wants a gun, one can get a gun almost immediately legally or illegally. The problem is people. You see, a gun is just a tool. That guy could have used a nail gun, machete, or any other tool. The solution to massacres and murders lies in human psychology and better security.

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College Applications and Entrance Requirements
SAT
Virginia Tech

Is 1750 a good score using the new 2400 point scale that includes critical reading math AND writing on the SATs?

no. get a 2000

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Virginia
Virginia Tech

What are the colors of Virginia Tech?

Chicago maroon and Burnt orange

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Virginia Tech

What is Tennessee's all-time record versus Virginia Tech?

As of the start of the 2007 season, Tennessee leads the series 5-2. Three of the seven games were played before 1900 and the only game the two schools have played since 1937 was the 1994 Gator Bowl that Tennessee won 45-23.

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Colleges and Universities
Virginia Tech

How far from University of Richmond to Virginia Tech?

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Virginia Tech

Where is Virginia Tech University?

Blacksburg, Virginia

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College Football
Virginia Tech

Who's better wvu or Virginia tech?

WVU is wayyyy better. they have gone so far. football this year has been great for them..they made it so far..they always do when it comes to football. even though their coach has left..they are still a very strong and successful team! This will depend on the year and what is being compared.

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