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OMG: A horrible ending to a life full of promise. Condolences to family, friends and all those affected by the girl's death at V1 this morning. :(

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  1. Its so unfortunate to see this sorta of things happening to first year students. It feels like a newborn just died by nature.
    There were so many memories that didn't get to happen and above all, the last talk with her parents.
    This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night and I wonder when will it be my day.
    Stay safe and positive Warriors.

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    1. Newborn just died by nature? Are you serious?

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    2. 1 is probably talking about SIDS but don't english 2 gud

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  2. this is all because of orientation week. take it away, no more lightning strike deaths. the gods have spoken in favor of fall reading week.

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    1. You can't be serious.

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    2. It's caused by nature, not the orientation.

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    3. This is an inappropriate time to make jokes. Shame on you for making light of such a tragic situation

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  3. "This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night and I wonder when will it be my day."

    ^ Same here.

    It's so sudden and random. What a tragic start to the term. RIP.

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    1. I know man. It is a really scary thought though...you know.
      Partially I hate growing up (I am 22) because now I know all the life (and death) aspects. WHen I was a child my mind would stay on other things but now once at-least a day it pops up.

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    2. There's no point in my opinion to worrying about dying all the time. The simple fact of the matter is, it'll come out of nowhere and you'll probably not expect it at all (save for drawn out causes of death), so why worry? If it happens it happens.

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  4. All I could keep thinking about was a being a parent receiving that phone call.

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    1. One moment before that, she might have enjoyed her orientation with her new-made friends and talking about their bright future, the other moment, she's dead. What a fragile life.

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    1. Loki probably bitched at him to do so

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    2. Too soon. (never an appropriate time for that actually)

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  6. Not blaming anyone, but I think UW should start to consider building tunnels that connect EVERY building.

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    1. Why? She stood under a tree during a lightening storm which is something every child has been told not to do since grade school. How would tunnels prevent something like this? I am not saying it's not tragic because it most certainly is, but it could have been prevented with some common sense.

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    2. That would be reactionary thinking, you're basing it off of recent events that are still emotionally charged (no pun intended). The fact of the matter is, lightning strikes are uncommon enough that people can typically walk around during thunderstorms and be fine as long as they're cautious.

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    3. ^ 6a, she was probably standing under a tree to get out of the rain. I think I would have done the same. I don't think the girl "lacked common sense", she probably just didn't think that something like this could actually happen on a regular day.

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    4. The storm came on very suddenly as well, on a normal day most people would walk outside anyways. It was just a very unfortunate chance event.

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  7. Let me guess... The student is Asian and from Markham

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    1. +1 - total truth.

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    2. Okay, I'm all for being racist, but why on earth did you need to say that? Are you trying to trivialize her death? That's horrible.

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    3. Not trivializing but you have to admit that I feel like am in Hong Kong going here... And I am Asian.

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    4. 7.c Who gives a fucking shit? A new Waterloo student dies and all you have to remark on is how Asian the school is?

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  8. I feel as though I'm desensitized to people dying. I've experienced enough deaths, especially family, that when I heard about this, I didn't really feel much one way or the other. It's sad, sure, but I didn't really dwell on it any more than the fact that she was killed in a freak accident.

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    1. Ok there, Dexter

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    2. Ah as I was reading through his post I wanted to say something dexter related as well, then I saw 8a... fuck it

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  9. Anyone else have those moments where they think something like "Looking back to just 24 hours before, she walked around all excited and happy not knowing she'd be dead this time tomorrow".... it's so sad :(

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  10. Does it make me a bad person that when I heard about this all I thought was "Sick no childish Frosh events to deal with today"?

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    1. Yeah kinda. I mean, it's not like you *had* to participate in them if you didn't want to in the first place.

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    2. Nobody forces you to go to frosh events if you don't want to go.

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    3. Ya, but like... everyone in my res leaves to go to them and I don't wanna be alone.

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    4. Learn to deal with it. If you keep giving in to peer pressure, you'll never mature. Also, it does make you very unsympathetic. It could have been any one of your close family or friends. Try to be more compassionate. There's so much more you should learn other than what's being taught in your university classes.

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    5. @10c Maybe they leave you behind because you're the kind of person that takes pleasure in events being cancelled because a girl died

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    6. 10c if you care about things like that, then you need to get your head out of high school.

      Lots of people actually have fun at these sorts of things. If you aren't, then go do what you want to do and find people who have fun doing that!

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  11. The part of the news that surprised me the most is that she is a girl going into Engineering.... That's news to me.

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    1. wuda failed electronics i bet

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    2. 11a you are a monster

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    3. OMG i know i shouldnt laugh but i am

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    4. Yeah, I found that a bit ironic... And the thing I hear most about thunderstorms is to not seek shelter under a tree.

      Still, the fact that the lightning struck that particular tree she was standing by is still really unlucky and unfortunate. She probably didn't think that she'd actually get hit by lightning. I don't know. Perhaps she wasn't standing under the tree, just walking past it on the path. Either way, her death is tragic. :(

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  12. Some of these comments are unbelievably sickening and should be removed immediately.

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    1. settle down - humour is healthy

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    2. ^fucking your mom is also healthy

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    3. ^ Would you like some fries with that butthurt?

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    4. @12a: how would you feel if the person that got killed was your mom or sister? Would you find these incredibly sick and rude comments uplifting? This kinda humor's only funny to those who lack compassion.

      @OP: agreed entirely. Surprising how these came outta university students' mouths

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    5. 12a here - if the person had been my mom or sister I would be cracking these jokes - it's pretty shocking that these unexpectedly electric events can't be struck with a bit of humour. Lighten up.

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    6. 12e - These jokes could be funny, but it's too fucking soon.

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    7. never too soon

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  13. yeah probably, not like yours... she's got the herps

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  14. Just the thought that her parents and family are going to have to go back to her dorm and pack up her things that they just helped her buy and unpacked for her. Driving past where she died. Knowing that's where your child had her last moments of her short life. Fuck.

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    1. yeah yeah, cry me a river

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    2. 14b - No wonder people think UW students are antisocial.

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  15. her ticket simply came up. it was her day to die. so it goes

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    1. It's the children's crusade

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  17. did not understand it

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