Photo credit: (Sean Myers / Neon)
Sunday night, while most of us were sleeping, a ticker had begun counting. 20. 50. 58. Each a life. Each with a name. Rhonda. Victor. Kelsey. Adrian. As we each rubbed the sleep from the corner of our eyes the next morning, we didn’t realize what a privilege it was to wake up.
That was until 12:23 p.m., when an adjunct professor’s actions brought the issue of safety, grieving, and guns out of our phone screens and into our lives. A cascade of thoughts, prayers, and emotions began to pour out of USC and Neon wanted to capture some of the debate happening all of this week.
Scroll through the stories below to read how USC students are reacting to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
I’m a firm supporter of my Constitutional rights and the Second Amendment but I am willing to admit that the Las Vegas attack was a political issue…
We need to stop acting like this is normal. And as long as we don’t treat the gun violence epidemic like a political problem, we continue to normalize it.
As soon as I got out the door, I had a sickening realization: In all the “Run, Hide, Fight” active shooter training, they never told us where to run.