Hundreds gathered at Cal State Long Beach Sunday afternoon for a vigil honoring Nohemi Gonzalez, the 23-year-old student who was killed in Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Local officials, a representative from the French consul, and several media outlets attended the vigil for Gonzalez, who is the only known American killed in the attacks. Some of the students passed out strings with a bead and a feather reminiscent of a tattoo Gonzalez had on her arm, and Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University system, read a poem that U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wrote for her. The industrial design student was spending a semester abroad at the Strate College of Design in Paris and was going to graduate this upcoming spring. She and a few friends were at a bistro on Friday night when gunmen opened fire from their car.
Contributor: Celeste Montaño