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Here we go again.

Another student dies needlessly while away at college. 

What is happening?

News outlets are reporting that a Rowan University sophomore, Donald Farrell, 19, died this morning of injuries he suffered during a brief, brutal beating by four unidentified men. Police said when they found the victim he was so badly beaten he was laying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to the hospital but died several hours later.

Earlier in October another New Jersey college student died needlessly. His death was caused by a drug-overdose. Justin Warfield, 18, of Maryland, was a freshman attending Westminster Choir College, a Rider University subsidiary. A friend allegedly administered an injection of heroin into the arm of Warfield. He was found unconscious and rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Warfield's death comes seven months after another Rider freshman, Gary DeVercelly Jr., died after drinking at a fraternity party on the school's main campus in Lawrenceville.

All three kids were sent off to college by their parents for an education will never make it home again!  I am sure this isn't the first time that students have died this way. But why didn't I notice it before now?  Could it be because I am getting older that life seems so precious to me?

I think it is a combination of things.

But I think we can agree it is sad that we all have to live in a world where acts such as these are happening WAY TOO FREQUENTLY!!!