Editor, Daily Nexus,

As a Virginia resident and friend of many Virginia Tech Hokies, last Monday’s shootings hit especially close to home. Having to call my best friends to make sure they’re alive is an experience nobody should endure. I’m writing to let the UCSB community know how much their support is appreciated. My Virginia Tech friends were amazed to know that 300 UCSB students and staff came out for the candlelight vigil. I’m so grateful for everyone’s support and I know the positive thoughts will help my Hokies heal.