• Humans of K: Mark Ghafari, Student Athlete
    Humans of K: Mark Ghafari, Student Athlete
  • Photo of the Week
    Photo of the Week
  • TalK-Zoo Holds Debate
    TalK-Zoo Holds Debate




TalK-Zoo Holds Debate

By Mallika Mitra   On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m., TalK-Zoo held their first event as a new student group on campus. Maddie Hume ’16 and Amanda Johnson ’17, two of the three students who have started the group, which is based on Intelligence Squared, opened the event entitled “Raise the Minimum Wage?” and

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How E books Overcome the Cost of Printed Books

Upjohn Library hopes to provide a wider and more accessible selection to K students By Kamalaldin M. Kamalaldin Upjohn Library Commons has been increasingly purchasing eBooks for the past eight years. The library’s eBook collection begun with the state of Michigan’s purchase of two big eBook collections: ebrary Academic Complete and EBSCOhost. Alone, those two

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Model UN Travels to Chicago

By Trisha Dunham After K’s Model United Nations received their initial denial from Student Commission regarding their budget proposal for their University of Chicago conference, they went back the following week and were granted a lesser amount. They initially requested ,000, but the following week received ,000 after their second request. Before their departure, they

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Poet Highlights LGBT Issues Through Poetry, Documentary

By Sarah Wallace The band King Median, composed of Kalamazoo students, introduced the poet Natasha Miller to Kalamazoo College’s Recital Hall last Friday at 7:30 pm. They were expected to play one or two songs, but entertained the audience further due to Miller’s traffic delay. Though Miller’s entrance was setback, it was worth the wait.

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Dr. Reid Gomez fields questions at dinner

By Reynaldo Hernandez A diverse crowd of almost 60 people; from students to faculty, humanities to sciences, gathered together for an evening of dinner and conversation hosted by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership on April 23. Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Reid Gómez, who hails from the San Francisco Bay Area with a

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Humans of K: Mark Ghafari, Student Athlete

By Mallika Mitra You may have heard of Mark Ghafari’14 as the shooting guard for the Kalamazoo College men’s basketball team, but there is a lot more to the star athlete than many of us know, such as his love for cooking and reading the Wall Street Journal. The friendly K Senior, who is from

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Behind the Scenes at SIP Symposiums

By Viola Brown The SIP (Senior Individualized Project) often terrifies most students at Kalamazoo College; some even start brainstorming possible topics during their first year. Even though this is a major component of the K Plan, many people don’t know much about the SIP Symposiums, an oral presentation of the written SIP, and the amount

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Pizza’s Kitchen: So-So for Soy-Free

By Emily Pizza After eating Vegan last week, I decided no dietary restriction could be worse, so eating soy-free was the next restriction to check off my list. Soy allergies, while most common in children and usually resolve themselves by age 16, but still affect some adults and can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. While it

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White People’s Work

By Anne Dueweke, K’84, Director of Faculty Grants and Institutional Research I recently attended the Black Male Summit at the University of Akron with Associate Dean of Students, Karen Joshua-Wathel, and four students from the Young Men of Color organization. The summit focused on issues facing African-American males in higher education. Since our return, I’ve

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What Happened at Frelon

By Chelsey Shannon and Alex Subbaraman “These people seem really misguided”: a remark overheard less than an hour after the conclusion of last week’s speak out on the quad regarding the spring Frelon show—“these people” meaning people of color. We are two of “these people,” two seniors of color who have been profoundly affected by

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Call to Cultivate Community

By Rachel Evans Our senior capstone “Cultivating Kommunity” is a class completely designed and run by students as a part of the Shared Passage Senior Capstones. Our goal for this class is to explore ways of cultivating community among the senior class and campus at large during our last quarter. One of our main objectives

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Kalamazoo Talent to Set the Stage

Editor’s Note: This press release was edited by Arts and Entertainment Editor Sarah Wallace From May 1-4, Kalamazoo College, the talents of Kalamazoo students will be on display for the College Theatre Arts Department’s Senior Performance Series. The Performance Series includes two one act plays: How Miss Long Beach Became Miss Long Beach, an original

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Brew Beat : Arcadia West Delivers Great Beer in a Unique Setting

By Camden Krusec Editor’s Note: The smokehouse has excellent assortment of meats and fresh side dishes like potato salad, slaw, and collard greens and Arcadia has put its own spin on these classic tastes. Nathan Colello Gilmore ‘12 designed the entire food counter and production line. A year ago, Arcadia released the details on its

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Bean there, Brewed that: Kalamazoo’s Many Coffee Joints

By Colin Smith Between Biggby Coffee founder Michael McFall graduating from Kalamazoo College 20 years ago and Water Street Coffee taking over the College’s library cafe this past fall, coffee has been the school’s means to the ends of studying. That said, as Kalamazoo Coffee Co. just recently expanded their locations to over 80 Meijer

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The Invisible RA Patriarchy

By Viola Brown Every year at colleges all over the country many hopeful students apply to be residential assistants (RAs). Most do it for the free room, some do it so they could hook up with insecure underclassmen, others do it so they could sell meth in a peaceful environment without having to worry about

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Index Throwback: Dave Brubeck

When famed jazz band leader Dave Brubeck visited Kalamazoo in 1974, WJMD and The Index were able to sit down for an interview By Katie Schmitz   Dave Brubeck was a famous jazz pianist and composer. His career started in the 1940s, and he gained wider recognition after appearing on the cover of Time Magazine

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76 – 0

By Daniel Herrick With an 8-1 victory over Alma College last Wednesday, the Men’s Tennis team clinched the MIAA regular season title outright and extended their infamous conference championship streak to 76 years. The victory completed an undefeated run through the MIAA regular season, ensuring that the 2014 Hornets sit alone atop the league just

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Women’s Lacrosse Concludes Inaugural Season With (5-10) Record

By Spencer MacDonald The Kalamazoo College women’s Lacrosse team dropped its final two games this season over the weekend falling 20-12 to Calvin College on Saturday and 15-10 to Olivet on Sunday. The Hornets fell behind early to Calvin, giving up eight unanswered goals to start off the game.  They were unable to rally back

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