Organizers estimated more than 2,000 students and Isla Vistans filled People’s Park in Isla Vista Saturday night, playing carnival games, winning prizes and listening to the electronic thumps of multiple DJs.
Blunite and UCSB Ambience hosted Lite the Nite for students and local residents to celebrate the lives of six UCSB students who were killed in Isla Vista by a Santa Barbara City College student on May 23, 2014.
The hundreds of lights in the park Saturday were meant to illuminate “the path between us in light of the darkness that fell over our community in 2014,” according to Blunite’s Facebook page. Read more about what the event means to the organizers here.
Photos by Spencer Brandt and Francisco Barrera.
[Correction: A previous version of this article said the perpetrator in the May 2014 shooting was a UCSB student. He was a Santa Barbara City College student.]
The killer in 2014 was NOT a UCSB student. The victims were UCSB students.
Also there was 2,500 in attendance throughout the night.
Just a side note, I hope your writers fact check in the future and not just write what they think they know. Both facts that were incorrectly reported were significant details. It really hurts the integrity of your paper especially when you refer to an event where we lost 6 of our own students. I like the Nexus as a resource for school news, just want to make sure I can trust it!