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WATCH: UCSB Students Create Video to Show Their Resolve

"We need to be, a beacon of light and hope in the face of a darkness," they say.

Students at UC Santa Barbara's Film Studies department made this film about their resolve to move past the events of just a week ago. 

On May 23, Santa Barbara City College student and San Fernando Valley resident Elliott Rodger stabbed his three roommates to death, then drove to student enclave Isla Vista, with the intentions of shooting women -- whom he said spurned him all his life -- and random people before taking his own life.

When the carnage ended, six victims, all UCSB students, and Rodger were dead.

As it says on the video's home page:

We can be, we need to be, a beacon of light and hope in the face of a darkness that threatens to overtake us. 

As it has become increasingly apparent in the unending outpouring of support from within and all around our community: 

We stand as one.
Diane Griego June 01, 2014 at 07:38 PM
They kicked God and prayer out of our schools and then wonder why this is happening more and more. Liberals just dont get it.
Mike G June 01, 2014 at 09:17 PM
Can ANYONE please tell me what possible good comes from a bunch of nitwits that hadn't even heard of, much less knew the victims of a tragedy walking around with lighted candles holding a so-called "vigil"? Quit trying to make your pathetic selves part of the story. Losers!
Rick Fraites June 03, 2014 at 03:43 PM
The NRA and its gun loving clones are absolutely disgusting.
Craig Marston June 03, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Let's not loose our heads with this terrible tragedy and jump on the gun control bandwagon. The first three were killed with a knife. In a perfect land of no guns I belive these killings would have continued. Once again reconizing mental illness was the key.
Vito Spago June 03, 2014 at 04:37 PM
What did the NRA do. I do not think the NRA has made any comment on the IV killings.

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