I’ve been debating whether or not I should put in my two cents about the recent tragedy in Isla Vista. Ultimately, posting anything else this week seemed trivial.
As a UCSB alum, I feel sad for all the students whose college experience will now forever be tainted by this heinous crime. As a woman, I feel disgusted by Elliot Rodger’s misogynistic thoughts and actions. As a sorority member, I feel enraged for being part of his target. But it’s really not at all about me. I’m trying to focus on my compassion towards all the victims, their friends and family, and the entire Isla Vista community. Let’s go Gauchos, be strong.