Joshua Mejia: Remembered By Candlelight
A somber crowd gathered by candlelight last night around the steps at Old Main to remember a friend and a son. Candles created a warm glow amidst prayers, silence, singing, and laughter as the crowd looked on to a poster, adorned with a collage of one man’s smiling face: Joshua Mejia.
Joshua passed after crashing a Penn Stater van, and his family and friends gathered last night to remember a soul passed too young. Mejia was a very well-liked student, and that was made clear last night — the front of Old Main was filled with a collection of faces, ages, and relationships. Many did not know Josh particularly well, many knew him like a brother, but he impacted all.
The stories told about Josh elicited happiness and laughter, a break from the somber attitude. Whether it was a story about Thursday night raucousness or something more personal, all of them touched the crowd. With Josh’s life having been celebrated and remembered, we’re keeping Josh’s family and friends in our thoughts,
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