A memorial was held at Lincoln Memorial University Wednesday to honor the more than 30 lives lost at Virginia Tech.
Lincoln Memorial University students walked into the Campus Chapel with the horror of what happened at Virginia Tech still fresh on their minds.
"The death count kept getting higher and higher," said LMU student Natalie Sweet.
"It all seems pointless. All you can do is look to God for guidance with it," said LMU student Corey Brooks.
So that's exactly what many of them did to try to make sense of a senseless act.
"Make something of themselves, honestly making an attempt and because of a random act of violence, taken away from them," Brooks said.
Medical School Doctor Kimberly D'eramo grew up babysitting one of the students shot to death, 20 year old Ross Alameddine.
"I know his mom. It's unspeakable what she's going through right now," D'eramo said.
"It could have been us. Somebody walking into one of my history classes. It was just horrible," said Sweet.
Students stopped to write notes, words of sympathy to other students they don't even know but can imagine the pain they must be going through.
"I hope it does mean a lot that other campuses are trying to do something to honor the ones that had to leave us," Brooks said.