• Having Hope with an English Degree
    Having Hope with an English Degree

EnvOrg Raises Concerns Over DoGL Water Bottle Usage

By Katie Schmitz On April 9, the Environmental Organization on campus (EnvOrg) sent a letter to Student Commission StuComm questioning the ,946 that was approved to fund the Day of Gracious Living. It had come to the attention of EnvOrg that, according to the StuComm meeting minutes, the purchase of  “126 dollars of water” fell

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Having Hope with an English Degree

By Viola Brown On April 17, Kalamazoo College’s Department of English hosted a lecture called “Literature and the Depth of Mind” presented by Dr. Lisa Ruddick, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. The lecture tackled questions such as what conduces to the feeling of aliveness? Why do good poems

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TalK-Zoo Hosts First-Ever Event

By Mallika Mitra Maddie Hume ‘16, Alex Werder ‘15, and Amanda Johnson ‘17 have started TalK-Zoo, a new student-run initiative on campus. “We’ve noticed that K has this political culture and general social issue culture that tends to only talk about the left side of American issues or politics,” Hume said. “There’s not a lot

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Outside Researchers Want Greater Access to SIPS

By Kamalaldin M. Kamalaldin Since 2007, the Upjohn Library Commons has utilized the College Academic and Historical Experience (CACHE) as the Kalamazoo College digital archive. The CACHE archive contains historical material relating to K as well as academic work done by K students and faculty. “Most of what we have, actually, are student Senior Individualized

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Library Updates To Foster Better Environments

By Trisha Dunham When Kalamazoo College’s Upjohn Library Commons was initially renovated and reopened in 2006, Library Director Stacy Nowicki was unsure what exactly the students would desire in terms of study areas. Since the previous library was used so infrequently, she had a difficult time predicting how to fill the space, so most of

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Humans of K: Rian Brown, Campus Activist

By Mallika Mitra Whether she is in the Student Commission Office working as the Secretary of Student Affairs, volunteering at the Edison Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club for the service-learning program SMART Girls, or channeling her “sprit individual” Beyoncé, Rian Brown ’16 enjoys making changes that will better the world for future generations. Born in

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A Black Owl Breakfast

By Marie Beckrich If you’re living on campus, you probably received a flier for the coffee shop, the Black Owl, a few days ago in your mailbox. I tried it for you (and for me). The opening hours – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the weekends

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Cooking Classes Offer Innovation, International Cuisine

By Sarah Wallace This past Monday in the Banquet Hall, Chef Emily taught eight Kalamazoo College students how to make Philly Cheese Steaks, without the meat or dairy products. Emily is the Kalamazoo College Dining Services cook who prepares the vegetarian section for the cafeteria’s lunch and dinners each day. Her past experience as a

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Pizza’s Kitchen: Vegan and Meal Swipes Don’t Mix

By Emily Pizza Eating vegetarian last week wasn’t bad, so I figured trying vegan would logically be the next step up. While I knew that it was going to be more difficult, I didn’t realize how difficult it actually would be to cut animal products from my diet while eating on campus. Although I don’t

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Letter From the Editor: An Oberon For Your Time?

By Allison Tinsey On Monday afternoon, I drove over to the Field House to grab some food and my share of Bell’s Oberon provided for the Class of 2014 at the “Orange and Black Give Back” senior giving campaign kick-off. Many colleges and universities host senior fundraisers and those of us getting ready to graduate

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Members of Kalamazoo’s Queer Theater Set the Stage

By Sarah Wallace Within The Fire Studio on Portage Road, Laura Henderson’s vision for a theatre that creates an atmosphere of acceptance for the LGBT community has recently taken form. Queer Theatre Kalamazoo (QTK) is founded on the idea that the more people are exposed to gay-themed entertainment, the more they will be accepting of

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The Union’s Happy Hour…with Some Extra Hapy

By Colin Smith For all Index readers who are at least 21, take note: The Union offers half off for any and all orders during Friday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. While this applies to appetizers and entrées, their wide selection of Michigan microbrews are enough to draw in any local beer advocate. Stop

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Buzzkill: New Study Abroad Sites Met with Growing Excitement

“Mom? I’m going to North Korea!” exclaimed Sarah Whitmore over the phone as she jumped up and down after receiving her study abroad acceptance letter. Whitmore and other sophomores are now preparing to embark on their semesters abroad. This year, there are three new programs beginning this year to add to the list of over

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Index Throwback: The Feminine Form Takes Shape

By Katie Schmitz The sculpture outside of the Light Fine Arts Building is another aspect of Kalamazoo College’s campus that many students see every day, but not many actually know the history or meaning behind. The sculpture, entitled “Prospect” was made by art Professor Marcia Wood in 1982 for K’s sesquicentennial celebration. The project was

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Women’s Tennis Clinches Share of MIAA Title

By Spencer MacDonald Smiling, and soaking wet from the cooler of water that had just been dumped on him, Kalamazoo College Women’s Tennis Coach Mark Murphy celebrated along with his team after beating Albion College 7-2 and clinching a share of the MIAA conference championship on Saturday. The Hornets bounced back after the number one-doubles

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Sinkovich Walk-Off Lifts Hornets

By Daniel Herrick Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning to visiting Defiance on Monday evening, Kalamazoo center fielder Maddy Sinkovich stepped up to the plate with teammate Katie George running on first. Sinkovich hit a ball deep to center field that sent George flying off first base. By the time Defiance got

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