top of page

Shea Paulis, Location: Off Campus Apartment

The dread that seeped into my bones when I read the “Run, Hide, Fight” email is something i’ll never forget. I called some friends immediately- did you see the message? is this real? what’s going on? where are you now? are you safe? have you heard from__? God I was so scared.

For four. hours. most of my questions went unanswered - no body was safe, people are dead, and the risk is ongoing. For my friends stuck barricaded on campus, I offered to try and pick up. get them out of there - he was still loose, who knows who was next?

Those were my classmates. That was my safe place. My home away from home, the home i’ve had since the beginning of my adult life. Can anyone please tell me, how do I go on? I know it won’t be normal at MSU ever again, but genuinely, how am I supposed to love forward from this?

Recent Posts

See All

Claire Donohoe, Location: Off Campus

Grief (Part 2) It’s February and I am an MSU student. I do not know what to say except it feels like learning a language, this broken grief. It comes to me in flashes, fragments, woven into a culture

A. S. , Location: At Home off Campus

8:18 p.m. It was Monday night Thought I might Check in with work Before I turned out the light Because I like to be prepared Gunshot warning Checked in as safe Didn’t know where it was Or the price we

Jade Hamdan, Location: Evans Scholarship House

It’s 2:34am. Approximately 6 hours after reports of gunshots spread like wildfire through the Michigan State University community. I was woken up from my nap around 8:30pm to sirens on street. This is


bottom of page