IN PICTURES: NIU looks forward, together 15 years after tragic shooting


Sean Reed

Family members and friends of victims of the 2008 shooting, alongside NIU community members, stand together as a crowd during the 15-year memorial, held at 3:06 p.m. as the bells of the Holmes Student Center echoed through campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor

DeKALB – A vigil was held Tuesday in remembrance of the victims of the Feb. 14, 2008 shooting that took place within the walls of Cole Hall that chilling Valentine’s Day.

15 years later, the university holds its annual “Forward Together Forward” memorial for family, friends and the community at the Peaceful Reflection Garden.

Read the Northern Star’s full coverage of the vigil here.