CU Boulder holds vigil to remember not only Vegas victims, but victims across the world

Posted at 10:27 PM, Oct 11, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. -- Students at CU Boulder held a vigil not just for the victims of last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, but also for the people suffering from recent tragedies all over the world.

With a population of more than 32,000, Wednesda night was really for students to feel supported, or part of a smaller tight knit community.

Several dozen students gathered in the middle of campus to remember the victims of the Las Vegas shootings. They dedicated a paper heart to each of the 58 lives lost, then took a moment of silence.

“Not so much a lecture or a protest or anything like that but more for the whole CU community to just come together and really acknowledge this horrible thing that happened,” said Emily Miller, a CU student.

The vigil wasn't only about the victims of the mass shooting but also those affected by recent hurricanes, the fires in Northern California, the shooting at Texas Tech and the earthquake in Mexico.

Boulder PD and campus police officers attended the vigil as well.

CU student government and the Office of Victim Assistance organized the event.

"To see so many kids from all over this community come together for an issue that is states away is really a beautiful thing to me,” said Carter Gruba, a CU student.