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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Roving Reporter: How do you feel about the Kony 2012 campaign?

“It’s a killer situation. Resistance against child armies is important. We should have been doing this a long time ago.”
Reuben Torres, sophomore landscape architecture major

“I’m glad that it’s finally blown up. My friend was in Invisible Children and she tried to tell people that it’s important. But I guess Facebook got the word out there. Whatever works.”
Maxine Sarai, junior international relations major

“I think the campaign is focused on white people doing something that’s not really that helpful. But, I mean, it’s good that it’s being recognized.”
Danielle Shaw, English graduate student

“The issue is that the campaign is hyper-focused on one person. It distracts from larger problems that need to be dealt with.”
Matt Franks, English graduate student

“It’s a good campaign to put [Kony’s] name out there. However, I’m not sure if the people who made the video had the best tactics.”
Ally Conner, junior animal science major

“I’m indifferent. I don’t care. People make a big deal out of things. That’s life; stuff happens.”
Nicolo Guevarra, senior math major

“A lot of people are looking at this situation superficially. As horrible as his crimes are, I resent the patronizing attitude of the people who made the video. I advise people to look into what’s really going on, instead of going based on sentiment.”
Carlo Massimo Ellis, senior comparative literature and Italian double major

“The video is genius. I think making this guy as famous as the Kardashians is smart. However, I think that giving money directly to organizations on Africa as opposed to using a middle man could be better.”
Yael Steinberg, senior English and art studio double major

“The intentions are good, but I’m not completely buying it. Awareness is the first step, but there has to be something following it.”
Alejandra Perez, fifth-year senior art and anthropology double major

“It’s a good movement. I actually posted the video on my Facebook page. I’ve heard that there were opposing opinions saying that this was about the white man saving the poor African children, and I don’t agree. At least something is being done.”
Dave O’donnell, first-year genetics graduate student

“It’s a positive movement, but I don’t necessarily have enough info about it. There’s really only so much you can do.”
Corey Hobbs, first-year electrical engineering major

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