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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

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In the sort-term, the UCC tragedy filled everybody with a confused hatred of why this happened and who do we blame.

The list would easily get bigger

In the sort-term, the UCC tragedy filled everybody with a confused hatred of why this happened and who do we blame.

The list would easily get bigger

The-list-would-easily-get-bigger

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The people are kind and caring, and they really put community first. When our selfless community was brought down with tragedy, everyone was devastated.

I’ve noticed since I moved here

The people are kind and caring, and they really put community first. When our selfless community was brought down with tragedy, everyone was devastated.

I’ve noticed since I moved here

I've-noticed-since-I-moved-here

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Roseburg High School was hit very hard by this tragedy. The students, teachers, and staff all showed their support in unimaginable ways.

Our high school was

Roseburg High School was hit very hard by this tragedy. The students, teachers, and staff all showed their support in unimaginable ways.

Our high school was

Our-high-school-was

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I don’t know how to put into words. I guess I still feel mostly confused and worried.

I still feel so numb

I don’t know how to put into words. I guess I still feel mostly confused and worried.

I still feel so numb

I-still-feel-so-numb

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I stormed out in a flurry of tears. Calling as many friends that I could; friends at UCC or friends of friends.

I’m glad you’re alive

I stormed out in a flurry of tears. Calling as many friends that I could; friends at UCC or friends of friends.

I’m glad you’re alive

I'm-glad-you're-alive

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I first found out about the incident when I text a couple of my college friends. It was then that the whole idea became a real thing.

So many thoughts and scenarios

I first found out about the incident when I text a couple of my college friends. It was then that the whole idea became a real thing.

So many thoughts and scenarios

So-many-thoughts-and-scenarios

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People wanted to feel as if they were involved and had something to add to the situation.

The lack of respect

People wanted to feel as if they were involved and had something to add to the situation.

The lack of respect

The-lack-of-respect

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The shooting happened right before the first marching band competition of the season.

Everyone there was so great

The shooting happened right before the first marching band competition of the season.

Everyone there was so great

Everyone-there-was-so-great

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Sept. 30 I was there on campus. There was a volleyball game for Roseburg High and I was playing.

The feeling was strange

Sept. 30 I was there on campus. There was a volleyball game for Roseburg High and I was playing.

The feeling was strange

The-feeling-was-strange

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Everyone was really sad when we heard of the news in our government class.

One of my friends

Everyone was really sad when we heard of the news in our government class.

One of my friends

One-of-my-friends

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

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