Cards for troops
Cards for troops
The Trio Office at Madonna University asked students to write encouraging and heartfelt letters to troops fighting in war. This is an event that Trio does every year. Brandon Lee, English and Computer Science major, was one student who participated.
What inspired you to write a letter to the troops?
Brandon: It started as a favor for a friend but when I stopped to think about it, I felt more obligated. I realized as I began to write that I don’t show enough appreciation for their sacrifices, he said.
What did you learn or gain from writing the letter?
Brandon: It was just a humbling experience. I gained more humility and appreciated for those brave troops, he said.
How did it make you feel, once you were done?
Brandon: I felt as if I had done a good deed, he said.
How do you view troops?
Brandon: I view them with admiration and respect.
Madonna University held a Martin Luther King Day Candlelight Vigil Jan. 18 and Kevin Finch was one of the coordinators who helped plan and organize the entire event.
He also performed his poem titled “Culture” at the event.
What made you perform at this event?
Finch: I respect Martin Luther King and what he stood for, I wanted to emulate his legacy.
How important is this event for you as a black male?
Finch: I value Dr. King’s message. He shared a message of justice, principles, and Christian beliefs.
The poem that you performed, can you tell us about it?
Finch: The poem I performed is entitled "Culture" and a decent portion of the poem gets deep into the mind of Black Americans. It describes some of our feelings toward racial issues in our country, that being: systemic oppression, stereotypes, crooked police, etc. The overarching theme in this piece is a charge to All people to approach our issues as a culture with compassion and understanding.