By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief
I write to you with great sadness for the loss of one of our community members. Christian Gallante, a junior at MC, tragically passed away last Thursday after a fall from Horan Hall. Myself, and the entire Quadrangle staff, extend our deepest condolences to Christian’s family and friends.
I am personally heartbroken to hear of such a tragic loss, and I hope that you all lean on each other during this difficult time. It was beautiful to see so many of you joined together in the chapel on Friday to honor and remember Christian. I thank our student government for leading such a moving vigil on Friday night on the quad in Christian’s memory.
I didn’t know Christian very well, I only met him a couple of times, but it is clear how deeply he has impacted our campus. I offer my sincerest condolences to Christian’s close friends here at MC. It is impossible to know what tomorrow will bring, so I urge you all to take care of each other, hold onto your friends tightly and prioritize your wellbeing during this time.
If any of Christian’s friends, family, professors or classmates would like to share any memories or kind words about Christian, please send them to email@example.com.
For any further support, please reach out to our counseling center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (718) 862-7342.
Additional support may also be found at nycwell.cityofnewyork.us, where there are 24 hour text, call and chat options available. To access the hotline, call 1-888-NYC-WELL, or text “WELL” to 65173.
You are not alone. The MC community is one that bands together, and I’m certain that will hold true as we navigate this difficult time. We are a small campus, and such losses are not isolated to one corner of our community. We are all feeling this loss, so make sure to show each other love and support, and don’t hesitate to ask for help.
The Quadrangle is here to serve you, and we will continue to update you with any new information regarding the incident or Christian’s services. For now, take care of yourselves and show each other grace.