EDITORIAL: Respect the grieving process

EDITORIAL: Respect the grieving process

Editorial Board

When tragedy happens, curiosity can be peaked.

People want to know what happened. They want to know what led up to it. They want to know why it happened.

There are always so many questions surrounding tragic events.

However, your curiosity does not give you the right to be rude and invasive.

Monday, we heard about professors and students questioning friends and teammates of Jason Aguilar asking questions about his death and the circumstances surrounding it.

While we understand people want that information, it should not come by bombarding grieving people. No one has any right to bother Jason’s loved ones, or even those who were loosely connected to him, just so they know a little bit more about his death.

We at The Daily Eastern News completely understand wanting to know what happened and wanting to know why it happened, we want that as well.

We want to understand why someone our age and in our community is gone. We want his friends and his family to have to answers.

However, there is a time and a place.

The time is not right before you give you lecture and the place is not in the hallway while a student is just trying to get through the day after finding out someone in their life has just died.

Be respectful and kind during this time, give them the space they need to grieve, but don’t put your curiosity above their grief.