Hundreds of UC Berkeley students turned out for a campus vigil Monday to remember Nicolas Leslie, the Cal junior who was among the 84 people killed in last week's terrorist truck rampage in the French Riviera city of Nice.
A large photo of a smiling Nicolas Leslie was set up next to a bouquet of white roses, daisies and lilies on the steps of Sproul Hall.
Then, one by one, friends talked about Leslie’s love for the environment, especially the ocean. Friends remembered him calling the sea his “second home.”
Leslie, 20, was majoring in environmental science and was spending the summer in France as part of a study abroad program.
Natasha Nicholson, a childhood friend, saw Leslie two months ago, soon after her high school graduation.