Hundreds of students who came across the “Pardall Tunnel Shoot!!!” Facebook event, a proposed photoshoot on the evening of the 19th inside the recently decorated Pardall Tunnel, were severely tramautized by its poor choice of wording. The lighting in Pardall Tunnel was installed as part of the memorial project “Community Remembrance: Help Plant a Field of Light” in honor of last year’s events on May 23rd. Ashlyn Santos, first-year Psychology major, said the Facebook event caused her so much anxiety that she boycotted the event and avoided the tunnel all week, in spite of the fact that she wasn’t a UCSB student this time last year. “The three exclamation points were especially triggering and aggressive for me,” she commented, “It’s just so fucked up and I don’t understand what kind of sorry-excuse-for-an-Isla-Vistan would make such an inconsiderate event like this without a trigger warning. I hope all of the models who participated never get an agent and I hope all the photographers drop their DSLRs lens-down on the asphalt.” Santos and others like her are currently receiving support from UCSB’s Counseling & Psychological Services for the post-tramautic stress the event’s wording has caused them. We have yet to receive word from the student who created the event, but we can only assume he is hiding out somewhere from the excruciating embarrassment.
Unfortunate Event Wording Triggers PTSD Of Hundreds Of Students Who Saw It On Facebook