Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey is a senior at Emporia State University in east central Kansas, majoring in Communication, and is a staffer on the student newspaper, the Bulletin. Her honors include Kansas Collegiate Media Journalist of the Year and awards for spot news, feature writing and design. She attended elementary and high school in central Missouri.

Law enforcement officers speak together outside of Robb Elementary School following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

Growing up with school shootings hardened my generation in ways you don’t understand

By: - June 8, 2022

When the voices of 70 elementary school students flooded the speakers of Busch Stadium in St. Louis last week, I was haunted by the ghosts of my own childhood fears. Four days earlier, 19 children about the same age were murdered in their own classroom, along with two teachers, at Robb Elementary School in Texas.  […]