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Reactions to the president’s speech

What do you think it means for Tucson that President Barack Obama is coming to the UA?


“”It shows that he cares about Tucson and the community, in addition to the horrific tragedy, that the president would take time out to come out and do this. To me, that’s what being a president is about — the people.””

— Kim Robinson, student at Pima Community College.


“”It means that Tucson is not some hole-in-the-wall place on the U.S. map. He (Obama) pays attention and cares. It means a lot to the families of those who were affected, and especially to UA students who are most excited. The shooting hasn’t changed my impression of Tucson. I think the media is kind of mean. Just because one person has been ridiculously awful doesn’t mean that Tucson is. I mean, I’ve lived here all my life, I love it here.””

— Bella Furr, a natural resources junior

“”President Obama coming brings us all together. I mean, look around, there’s a bunch of people here.””

— Lucas Gomez, Pima Community College freshman


“”We’re not here only to see Obama, he’s helping us to mourn in the process of the aftermath of what’s happened. He’s helping us as a community and on it as an issue, about what happened at the shooting. We need to see what we need to do next.””

— William Nye, graduate student studying geographic information sciences


“”It is just so positive. I’m really happy Obama is coming.””

— Ellen Duperret, mother of UA student





— compiled by Lucy Valencia

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