CSU honored the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks amid screeching cars and a pickup basketball
A group of about 60 CSU students gathered in the Corbett Hall
courtyard for a silent candlelight vigil Saturday night.
The vigil was organized to allow students from across campus to
remember the events of Sept. 11.
“I just wanted to pay my respects to all of the people that lost
their lives,” said Amanda Kalesperis, a freshman sociology
Resident Assistants at Corbett Hall planned the silent vigil as
part of Program Palooza, an RA training program. They provided
participants with candles for the event.
“We wanted to do something to respect everything that happened
(on Sept. 11),” said Mark Lawrence, a Corbett Hall director.
The vigil started at 10 p.m. Saturday and the group assembled in
the courtyard to silently pay their respects to the victims of
Sept. 11. However, the sound of crying students often broke the
“We wanted to connect the whole campus together,” said Mick
Anzman, a Corbett Hall RA and a senior business management major.
“This is still a major event in our lives.”
Peter Dearth, a Corbett Hall RA and a sophomore theater major,
felt the event was important for students who were affected
personally by the tragedies of Sept. 11, to have a place to go on
Another small group of students gathered outside Summit Hall to
remember Sept. 11. Many students watched footage of the terrorist
attacks on television during the day.
“It’s important to remember what happened – not in a negative
way, but to see the positive stuff,” said Jamaal Curry, a Corbett
RA and a junior psychology major, who watched clips of the attacks
during the day and attended the candlelight vigil at night.
“It’s important to remember the firefighters and others who
saved people … It’s in our textbooks,” Curry said. “It’s part of
our history now.”