Freshman’s Death Rocks Campus


Legacy Staff | Lindenlink Contributor

Last week, the death of freshman Michael Black rocked the LU community.

During the early morning hours of April 17, Black apparently jumped from the fourth floor window of his room at Pfremmer Hall.

Black, 18, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was a member of LU’s rugby team. His older brother, Tyler, is a sophomore at Lindenwood.

Students, staff and faculty members can help by just caring and watching out for other students.

It’s unclear what challenges Black was facing, but college can be a stressful time. As the school year comes to a close and finals approach, these pressure may become overwhelming for some.

If you or someone you know needs help, call Student Counseling Services at 636-949-4528.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Black.

Let’s work together to prevent deaths like his from happening at LU again.