Remembering Columbine

The Observer News

Her name was Rachel, and she was, by all accounts, an average American teenager attending an ordinary suburban high school in Littleton, Colo., an upper-middle-class suburb of Denver. She once jokingly told her father that she would one day appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Two years later, Rachel’s prophetic wish came true in a way that no one could have ever imagined. Shortly after the worst school shooting in American history, a large backlit photograph of Rachel’s face illuminated the stage of the daytime talk show, a dubious honor that came from being one of the 13 fatalities of the Columbine High School tragedy.