Normally on Valentine’s Day I would post something light, cute and funny. I find it hard to do that today, as shots rang out at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. NIU is a stop on my spring tour, and my staff has been working with a member of Panhellenic Council to plan the event. I wrote her a note today, after hearing what had happened. What’s there really to do, besides tell someone you care and are keeping the entire campus community in your thoughts and prayers. I am just about to leave the office, and I heard back from her. She says her friend was killed, and her mom is coming to pick her up. It reminded me of the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. I had spoken at VA Tech just a few months before that mass murder, and I facebooked all my friends during that day to check in. It’s just heartbreaking that students have to be concerned about getting shot in the head while listening to a professor’s lecture. Sadly, I know what it feels like to lose a friend to cowardly homicide…and there really aren’t words. I just hope they don’t plaster this killer’s face and name all over the place. The best punishment is to not give any recognition at all. All of us at Girls Fight Back are sending some warm thoughts and peace to all affected by this tragedy.