Comments for: Bates campus somber; respects paid to student who died after fall down stairwell

Posted Oct. 07, 2012, at 8:54 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 07, 2012, at 3:30 p.m.

LEWISTON | The mood on Bates College campus Saturday was sad and quiet as the community paid homage to Troy Pappas, 18, of Eliot, who died Friday from a stairwell fall six days earlier. This weekend is parents weekend at Bates. As parents and their students walked to and …

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  • Anonymous

    Condolences to his family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not familiar with the staircases at Bates. Can someone explain to me how he fell down THREE flights of stairs? I can see one happening, but there are usually landings, with turns when you get to a floor, before heading to the next.

    • Anonymous

      He fell straight down the space between the stairs. 

      • That was my impression as well…. if you think of staircases in older buildings where you can look up and see all the way up or down the stairwell.  I have not been there or seen the staircases myself.

      • Anonymous

         Thank you for the explanation. I had kind of wondered if it was something along those lines, but it wasn’t clear in any of the articles. So, he didn’t fall down three flights of stairs, he fell three stories, right?

  • Anonymous

    When my mother died, the priest who spoke told us that every life has a reason, a purpose. When that purpose has been accomplished then that soul is free to leave and return to its Maker. Maybe that is what Troy’s life and death is about. It seems Troy accomplished alot in his short time here and even his death leaves all of us with a lesson.

    My condolences to his family and friends and to the extended community at Bates. May Troy rest in peace and may those of you left behind find peace and joy in the memories of his life.

  • Anonymous

    For those grieving over this loss, it’s normal and OK to feel bad when you feel bad.  Some people want those who have lost someone to try to get over it quick.  But that’s not realistic.

  • Anonymous

    How about shut the hell up.

    • Carrie White

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      • Anonymous

        what a stupid thing to say.. some people are so desperate to prop their
        fragile little ego up by making shallow comments on such a deep page,
        they actually think they look cool instead of the scum they are.

        • Anonymous

           A big AMEN to that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Just plain sad.Condolences to family and friends. Sad.

  • Anonymous

    Last thing a young man is thinking about is the possibility of dying. He is a football player, healthy, smart, and physically fit. Death is the last thing on his mind after all it will happen many years down the road, won’t it? Yet it only takes one accident, one slight bit of carelessness and…. Yes, I can imagine it is a very big shock for his  young friends, as well as poor his family. Life is precious, but the risk is always there, often when it is the last thing to be on our mind.

  • Anonymous

    A sad story and a terrible accident. Condolences to his family and the students at Bates.

  • Anonymous

    Just plain tragic and sad.  

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