• Lacrosse Team Opens MIAA Play with Win
    Lacrosse Team Opens MIAA Play with Win
  • This Week in Kalamazoo History
    This Week in Kalamazoo History
  • Missing Man Closely Tied to Kalamazoo College
    Missing Man Closely Tied to Kalamazoo College
  • New Walgreens Opens Up at the Bottom of Academy Street
    New Walgreens Opens Up at the Bottom of Academy Street




New Walgreens Opens Up at the Bottom of Academy Street

By Olivia Nalugya On March 28, Walgreens Pharmacy officially started operating at its new site in downtown Kalamazoo at 760 W. Michigan Ave., a short distance from Kalamazoo College after closing its old location at the intersection of West Main and Berkeley streets on March 27. The closure of the old West Main store was

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Greater Capacity, Greater Results

Kalamazoo College increases its student bandwidth capacity from 240mbps to 400mpbs. By Sarah Wallace A student’s laptop once served primarily to access academic websites. Now, the Internet acts not only as a portal to the Hornet Hive, but to the entertainment world. As laptops transform into televisions and music players, this technology-driven shift calls for

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Missing Man Closely Tied to Kalamazoo College

Takashi Sugimori, husband of K Prof, went missing on April 4 By Allison Tinsey On the afternoon of Friday, Apr. 4, 2014, Kalamazoo College President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran issued a special announcement to campus. The announcement concerned the continuing search for Takashi Sugimori. The announcement detailed that Mr. Sugimori was reported missing when he did not

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New Grant Opportunity for Senior Individualized Projects

The Hough Foundation will fund two SIPS over the next two years By Mallika Mitra The Hough Foundation has recently offered to fund two Senior Individual Projects (SIP) each year for the next two years. One grant will go to a project in the natural sciences or mathematics, and one grant will go to a

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Spring Election Results

By Allison Tinsey Last week the student body of Kalamazoo College voted-in 12 new members of Student Commission. 515 ballots were cast in the election with approximately 35 percent of the students voting. The Commission will have more elections coming up this quarter including their ’14 – ‘15 Executive Board elections and Fall 2014 elections.

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State of the Campus

This is the quarter of DOGL and all of the other things you guys like so much! By Darrin Camilleri Fellow Students, Welcome back to campus for our final quarter of the year. It was a very long, cold, and snowy winter, but this spring looks to be full of promise. I know that I’m

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Humans of K: Studying Abroad with Maya Edery

By Mallika Mitra With gold bangles and earrings, and a pile of books sitting next to her, Maya Edery ’15 met with me to talk about why she sometimes finds herself wanting to eat with her with hands. After studying abroad in Varanasi, India, and then traveling around the country with her mother when the

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No Free Lunch For Those Eating in Welles Hall

By Justina Kilumelume Contrary to popular student belief, Creative Dining Services does not give out meal tickets to students or faculty for free meals. “We create the meal tickets and the departments give them out. When we get them back we charge that department. Essentially, the meal tickets aren’t really free,” said James Chantanasombut, the

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Mobile App Developed by K Students

Versapp is a social media app that will be launched later this quarter and has been developed by a group of Kalamazoo College students. By Kamalaldin M. Kamalaldin One of many pending achievements of Kalamazoo College’s student body is Versapp. Versapp is a mobile app currently being developed to launch before spring’s end. Versapp is

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Pizza’s Kitchen: No Gluten, No Fun

By Emily Pizza Everything at K seems to have gluten in it. Well, everything that tastes good, at least. I have so much respect for anyone that can do this for over a week. The cafeteria claims it is very dietary-restriction friendly, and my task for this week was to decide whether they were gluten-free

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Letter from the Editor

By Allison Tinsey It is with great pride and pleasure that I offer a new Index to Kalamazoo College this quarter. Over the course of this year, the Index has endured a myriad of aesthetic changes to make its layout reflect the journalism on its pages. In addition to a new masthead, we have added

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E-Books May Hinder Learning, but My Pocketbook Still Likes Them

By Emily Pizza Buying books is expensive, especially when you add it to the ever-increasing cost of tuition here at Kalamazoo College, so I was overjoyed when I saw that two of the books I needed for my literature course had free e-books for the simple click of a button.  Too bad the books weren’t

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Banjos, a Giant Dog, and Pale Ales: A Rupert’s Brew House Review

By Colin Smith A Great Dane weighing at 197 lbs. greeted patrons at the door while a banjo-trombone-duo captivated their audience with a cover of Modest Mouse’s “Third Planet.” Celebrating its 100th batch of beer, Rupert’s Brew House released its newest brew, the “Batch #100” wheat beer, this past week. Nearly 90 years ago, this

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Innagural Poetry Festival Held on Campus

Kalamazoo’s first poetry festival ran from Aprial 4-5, including a craft talk in the College’s Olmsted Room By Colin Smith Though a mid-sized city sitting between Chicago and Detroit, the Detroit Free Press declared Kalamazoo as a literary hotspot two weeks ago. With thriving writing programs at Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo Valley

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This Week in Kalamazoo History

By Katie Schmitz Everyone has, no doubt, noticed the large mural in the cafeteria that takes up the whole wall above the entrances. Most people seem to just think of this mural as creepy, often times pointing out the strange and, in some cases, pained looks on the subjects’ faces. Not many stop to appreciate

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Lacrosse Team Opens MIAA Play with Win

By Spencer MacDonald The Kalamazoo College Women’s Lacrosse team won their conference opener against St. Mary’s on Wednesday 16-9, however, dropped their second contest on Saturday at Alma by a score of 12-8. Coach Ward and the Hornets handily dispatched the first-year program of St. Mary’s, breaking a 4-4 deadlock with a three-goal run to

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Men’s Tennis Aims To Keep Streak Alive

By Daniel Herrick The Men’s Tennis team’s four-game winning streak came to an end when they lost 7-2 at home to the University of Chicago last Sunday. The Hornets were defeated in all three double’s matches before dropping four of the six singles matches. Brandon Metzler was victorious at one singles (6-2, 6-2), and junior

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