usp-logo

usp-logo

Stories shared in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Stories told in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Read


My stomach dropped. I thought maybe there had been a mistake. We all sat silent, everyone texting.

I thought maybe

My stomach dropped. I thought maybe there had been a mistake. We all sat silent, everyone texting.

I thought maybe

I-thought-maybe

Read


When I first heard there was a shooting at UCC I immediately thought of my dad. My dad works there and he was at UCC that day.

I tried to hold my emmotions

When I first heard there was a shooting at UCC I immediately thought of my dad. My dad works there and he was at UCC that day.

I tried to hold my emmotions

I-tried-to-hold-my-emmotions

Read


A student stepped out of the classroom and quickly came back in grabbing her stuff. When asked what was wrong she replied there had been a shooting at UCC.

I immediately texted my friend

A student stepped out of the classroom and quickly came back in grabbing her stuff. When asked what was wrong she replied there had been a shooting at UCC.

I immediately texted my friend

I-immediately-texted-my-friend

Read


A girl in my senior government class ran out crying, informing the class that there was a shooting at UCC where her mom worked.

I prayed and pleaded

A girl in my senior government class ran out crying, informing the class that there was a shooting at UCC where her mom worked.

I prayed and pleaded

I-prayed-and-pleaded

Read


Hearing about the shooting was shocking, to say the least. My mind immediately went to anyone who could have been there, and anyone I knew.

I first thought of my brother

Hearing about the shooting was shocking, to say the least. My mind immediately went to anyone who could have been there, and anyone I knew.

I first thought of my brother

I-first-thought-of-my-brother

Read


I first heard the news about the UCC shooting was when my friend received a call in class from her family about the shooting.

After she received the call

I first heard the news about the UCC shooting was when my friend received a call in class from her family about the shooting.

After she received the call

After-she-received-the-call

Read


When I first heard the news that a shooting was occurring at UCC I felt indifferent. I didn’t feel that I had fully grasped the entirety of the situation.

When I had first heard

When I first heard the news that a shooting was occurring at UCC I felt indifferent. I didn’t feel that I had fully grasped the entirety of the situation.

When I had first heard

When-I-had-first-heard

Read


It was strange seeing how a normal day turned into panic and chaos so quickly. What happened still seems unreal to me.

It was strange seeing how

It was strange seeing how a normal day turned into panic and chaos so quickly. What happened still seems unreal to me.

It was strange seeing how

It-was-strange-seeing-how

Read


It was just a normal day in class, until all of us started getting texts and phone calls about the current situation.

It was just a normal day

It was just a normal day in class, until all of us started getting texts and phone calls about the current situation.

It was just a normal day

It-was-just-a-normal-day

Read


With the loss of nine people, the community had to go through the long and arduous process of grieving.

With the loss of nine

With the loss of nine people, the community had to go through the long and arduous process of grieving.

With the loss of nine

With-the-loss-of-nine

usp-logo

This project is conducted by The Hearth
and supported by The Ford Family Foundation
and the Douglas County Museum.

UCC Stories footer