Tuesday, September 28, 2010


As a 2008 graduate of Seton Hall University, this story hit quite close to home. literally and figuratively. This past Friday, 9/24/10, a shooting occurred at an off-campus Seton Hall party about a mile from campus. A man refused to pay cover and was therefore turned away. He left, got a shotgun, and returned to shoot 5 people. One of whom passed away the next afternoon.

A quick Google search will show hundreds of articles about this tragedy. You can find one here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/nyregion/27seton.html

Jessica A. Moore was a sophomore at SHU. 19 years old. it truly is a tragedy and if nothing else, a wake up call for those of us who tend to sweat the small stuff (guilty) or dramatize little things (guilty) or worry over nothing (guilty).

Things like this always open up my eyes in the worst way and I can only hope and pray that her family and the Seton Hall community as a whole will come together and heal after this horrific tragedy.

The gunman was caught last night although they are still searching for his accomplice. I hope they both rot in jail for a very long time.

RIP Jessica - I may not have known you but thank you for opening my eyes.

once a pirate, always a pirate. stay strong seton hall.