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    Posted May 2, 2011 by
    chrisjmcd
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    Nashville, Tennessee
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    After bin Laden: What's next?

    chrisjmcd and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: World reacts to Bin Laden death
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    Vanderbilt University students rejoice

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     chrisjmcd, a student at Vanderbilt University, shot a photo of a nearby fraternity house launching fireworks and a photo of his friend wearing a George W. Bush shirt and waving a flag to commemorate the news. 'While there has been plenty of talk and reporting on the reaction of the news across D.C. or in New York, it is insightful to hear about and see the reaction amongst college students across America. We were young at the time of the September 11 attacks, so we have grown up with this constantly in our minds. To see such justice delivered after such a long, hard wait is a feeling of unspeakable happiness,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Students across campus joined together to celebrate late Sunday night after news broke that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

     

    The scene was one of jubilation, as feelings of closure and success pervaded the scene.

     

    Students poured across campus, wearing red, white, and blue, carrying flags, and singing patriotic tunes. Fireworks and blaring music set the secene. Even impending final exams posed no threat to the joy felt.

     

    At 12:30 am, students across greek row simultaneously chanted U-S-A and then broke into the National Anthem.

     

    Elsewhere on campus, the celebration continued into the night. One building and library even played "God Bless America" over their loudspeakers.

     

    To further commemorate the momentous occasion, Vanderbilt students plan on wearing red, white, and blue on Monday.

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