I am also thinking of these:
What motivates people to do this? You know, there was a time in my life when I had a clue. I knew of at least three kids who I felt were one more parental disapproval away from doing the same thing.
I have known so many of my friends, fellow FanTek and Technicon people, who went to Virginia Tech, that I have a soft spot for the place even though I have never set foot in Blacksburg.