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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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Jack Lukow

Former Visual Editor, best known for recording Sue Paterno dancing to “Shake it Off”. From Greencastle PA, a town with four traffic lights and a graduating class of 110, Jack’s main life goal is to make sure he never has to return to Greencastle again. A senior in Journalism, you can follow him on twitter (@jackslens), but I wouldn’t. If you think your event deserves video coverage, know someone or something that does, or maybe just want to chat, email him at [email protected] He loves that, and you seem cool.


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