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OPINION: For Generation Z, COVID-19 is the latest in a series of major traumas

Students walk on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

April 13, 2020

We are living in uncertain times.  It’s a cliché, but it’s also a pretty good summation of the truly bizarre existence we are all subjected to amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As I thought about it more and more, however, I’ve somehow felt that I’ve always lived in a wildly uncertain era....

Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. The Illinois man who made and delivered more than 27,000 crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, is stepping away from his ministry but aims to train others to carry it on.

Associated Press

December 28, 2019

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to Th...

Officials looking for motive in California school shooting

Students embrace during a vigil at Central Park in the aftermath of a shooting at Saugus High School Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say a 16-year-old student shot five classmates and then himself in a quad area of Saugus High School Thursday morning.

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators worked to figure out why a boy known as a “regular kid” opened fire outside a Southern California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two students and wounding more before turning the gun on himself. Investigators so far offered no motive for...

Police: 7 injured in overnight shooting at Chicago park

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Associated Press

August 4, 2019

Chicago police say seven people have been injured in an early morning shooting at a park on the city's West Side. Authorities say a group of people was standing in Douglas Park around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when someone fired shots from a black Camaro. Seven people were hit. A 21-year-old man was...

Ohio shooter’s sister among 9 victims

Authorities walk among evidence markers at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Severral people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said.

Associated Press

August 4, 2019

Police say the 24-year-old white man behind a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, killed his sister and eight others before he was fatally shot by police. Authorities say Connor Betts was killed by police less than a minute after he started shooting a .223-caliber rifle into the streets of a popular Dayton...

Texas governor: 20 dead in El Paso shopping-complex shooting

People arrive at MacArthur Elementary looking for family and friends as the school is being used a re-unification center during the aftermath of a shooting at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall, Saturday, Aug. 3, in El Paso, Texas. Multiple people were killed and one person was in custody after a shooter went on a rampage at a shopping mall, police in the Texas border town of El Paso said.

Cedar Attanasio, Michael Balsamo and Diana Heidgerd, Associated Press

August 3, 2019

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Twenty people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a shooting Saturday in a busy shopping area in the Texas border town of El Paso, the state's governor said. Meanwhile, the police chief said among the possibilities being investigated is whether it was a hate crime....

3 dead in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

3 dead in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

Associated Press

July 29, 2019

The mayor of the California city where a gunman killed three at an annual food festival says the community will mourn the tragedy but will get through it. Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco told a press conference Monday that gun violence is an epidemic in the United States and it's "beyond sad" that a charitable...

Police: Multiple people hurt in Virginia Beach shooting

Emergency vehicles respond near the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Nimmo Parkway following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Friday, May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va. At least one shooter wounded multiple people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said a suspect has been taken into custody.

Associated Press

May 31, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A shooter wounded "multiple" people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said they had taken a suspect into custody and believed the person was acting alone. Police tweeted that there were "multiple injuries," but did not elaborate...

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

Officials guide students off a bus and into a recreation center where they were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press

May 7, 2019

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Sp...

2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

Students gather on the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte after a shooting Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C.

Tom Foreman Jr. and Sarah Blake Morgan, Associated Press

April 30, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect. The shooting...

Officials: 4 injured in shooting at California synagogue

Two people hug as another talks to a San Diego County Sheriff's deputy outside of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Poway, Calif. Several people have been shot and injured at a synagogue in San Diego, California, on Saturday, said San Diego County authorities.

Associated Press

April 27, 2019

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego where worshippers were celebrating the last day of Passover sent four people to the hospital Saturday, but the extent of their injuries was not clear, officials said. There was no known threat after a man was detained in the shooting...

14 school shootings in 2018

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Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

February 5, 2018

The first month of 2018 is over, and there have already been over a dozen school shootings across the U.S., raising questions for many about what can be done to stop the violence on campuses. According to the non-profit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been a total of 14 shootings...

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