The Kirkwood Call

“Those poor kids in Africa”

Anyone who says something like “those poor kids in Africa” is, intentionally or not, upholding the same mindset shared by colonizers on a mission to ‘civilize the savages.’

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

April 19, 2019

The first time I remember hearing it was in fifth grade. “Those poor kids in Africa.” When the Student Council leaders at my Catholic school said those words, they were presenting the latest school-wide service project to my class: raising $1,000 to send food provisions to a small town in...

Seasons of giving

Though it’s January and the holidays have ended, reminders of the giving season linger.

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

January 17, 2019

People wait to take strings of twinkling lights down from their front porches, and leftovers from a family potluck sit in the fridge. Frost still coats the window panes, and many children still suck on candy canes. Though it’s January and the holidays have ended, reminders of the giving seas...

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