Yale Student's Essay Goes Viral After Her Death
As reported by Time, that essay – which was published in a special edition of the school paper distributed at commencement – has now gone viral, in large part because of the tragedy that ensued.
Keegan, 22, was killed in a car accident last weekend, days after graduating and immediately before she was to begin her new life in New York City and her dream job, working for The New Yorker magazine as an editorial assistant.
Keegan's boyfriend, Michael Gocksch, lost control of his car and crashed into a guardrail when the two were driving on Cape Cod, Mass., Saturday. Gocksch was taken to a hospital and released, but Keegan died at the scene.
Writing in her essay, Keegan, an English major who was president of the Yale Young Democrats and helped to organize Occupy Wall Street protests across the campus, said: "We're so young. We're 22 years old. We have so much time. ... What we have to remember is that we can still do anything."