• Kalamazoo Thespians Perform Peer with a Twist
    Kalamazoo Thespians Perform Peer with a Twist
  • “Young Democrat of the Year” Distinction Awarded to K Senior
    “Young Democrat of the Year” Distinction Awarded to K Senior
  • Crystal Ball’s Waning Impact
    Crystal Ball’s Waning Impact




Crystal Ball’s Waning Impact

The once highly anticipated event is now viewed as unconstructive By Trisha Dunham and Neeha Mian On Saturday, May 10, Kaleidoscope and the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) hosted Crystal Ball in Anderson Athletic Center. The event showcased the campus’ wide support for the LGBTQA community by encouraging students to experiment with gender performance and

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Art Prize to Celebrate Kalamazoo’s Artistic Talent

By Kamal M. Kamalaldin For a long time, Kalamazoo College students have been producing works of art. As a sign of recognition, K hangs some of those pieces on walls, and displays others throughout campus landscapes. The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) will now sponsor another sign of recognition for artistic talent: Kalamazoo College Art

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K Students Take Back the Night

The event that brings awareness to intimate partner violence and sexual assault was held May 7 By Viola Brown On May 7, Kalamazoo College hosted its annual Take Back The Night event, which was cosponsored by S3A (Sexual Safety and Support Alliance) and P.O.W.E.R. (Progressive Organization of Women Engaged in Revolution). This event is a

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“Young Democrat of the Year” Distinction Awarded to K Senior

Abby Minor ’14 was honored by the Michigan Democratic Party on April 26 By Mallika Mitra On April 26, senior Abigail Miner won the “Young Democrat of the Year” award from the Michigan Democratic Party. At the annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising and awards dinner at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Miner was presented her award and

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Limited number of juniors to live off-campus

By Marquise Griffin In the fall of the 2013-2014 school year, Kalamazoo College enrolled the largest first-year class in the recent history of the College. The record enrollment included 450 students for the class of 2017, along with 14 transfer students, for a total of 464 new students. The large amount of new students affected

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Photo of the Week

Humans of K: Margot Couraud: Outdoors Leader

By Mallika Mitra Many may see Margot Couraud ’16 around campus with her signature spunky, short hair, but few know how much she thrives in the backcountry. According to Margot, as a member of the executive board of the Kalamazoo Outing Club (KOC), she has “to put together meetings, make sure trips are running, get

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EnvOrg and Student Commission Reach Day of Gracious Living Water Compromise

By Neeha Mian At last Monday’s Student Commission meeting, there was an initiative for StuComm to reach a solution on the previous conversation of having single-use water bottles at Day of Gracious Living (DOGL). It was decided earlier that StuComm would respect EnvOrg’s wishes to not provide single-use water bottles due to negative environmental effects

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Kazoo Frisbee Teams to Hold Annual BBUT Tournament

By Trisha Dunham On Saturday May 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Kalamazoo College Ultimate Frisbee (KCUF) teams hosted their annual Beez Buzz Ulitimate Tournament. This is a hat tournament in which anyone from either the Kalamazoo College community or greater Kalamazoo community is welcome and encouraged to play. Women’s team captain Christina

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A Closer Look at the Women of Conditioning

By Trisha Dunham Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning, the dedicated students of the Conditioning and Speed physical education course pull themselves out of bed and head over to the Anderson Athletic Center’s weight room for the 6:15 a.m. start time. The course consists of about 70 students. A majority of them are members

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Letter to the Editor: Making an Educated Decision for Secretary of Finance

By Kelly Ohlrich Due to the upcoming run-off election, I believe the student body needs to be better informed about the positions they are voting for. As current Secretary of Finance for Student Commission, I feel that I can accurately tell you who is needed for this very demanding full-time job. Being the Secretary of

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Letter to the Editor: Proud to be a Hornet

By Ryan Gregory While last week’s issue gave a voice to a player who felt alienated by the Football Program, he failed to acknowledge his overrepresentation of the black community as a whole.  As a former captain of the football team and an African American male, I feel it is imperative to portray the FAMILY

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Letter to the Editor: Anne Dueweke’s Call to Action

By Lisa Brock In response to the heartfelt series written by Anne Dueweke, which I read as a call to action, I offer the following sources to those who want to dig deeper in their understanding of race, racism and the African-American Experience in the United States. Here are twelve books and four films/documentaries that

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Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter in Response to Criticism Involving Frelon and Its Directors

First and foremost, we want to apologize for the amount of time it has taken for the Directors to respond to the campus in this public of a manner. After many discussions, we’ve decided that using the platform of our K email would be the most effective way in which to reach the majority of

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Pizza’s Kitchen: No Labels Drives Me Nuts

By Emily Pizza After seven weeks of changing my diet and going from starvation to plentiful meals, I completed my final week of restricted dieting: no nuts. Peanut and tree-nut allergies are the most prevalent food allergies, effecting 3 million people in the United States. This contributes to many Americans having an allergic reaction, which

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Saturday’s Jazz Band Performance not a Drag

By Emily Pizza The Jazz band concert Saturday was definitely a change of pace from previous concerts, as several of the band members were dressed up in drag. Stepping onto the stage, these performers looked completely different, but as soon as they started playing, their true identity showed through. Their first song, Rooster Parade, required

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Gilmore Free-Day Comes to Kalamazoo

By Emily Kotz Kalamazoo College welcomed Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams to perform last Tuesday in Stetson Chapel as part of the Gilmore International Piano Festival’s free day at the College. The festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so far holding five such similar concerts all in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. In his third performance

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Kalamazoo Thespians Perform Peer with a Twist

By Sarah Wallace Henrik Ibsen’s slightly profane, possibly offensive yet thrilling romantic dramatic play will be performed by Kalamazoo College students as a part of the close to the Festival Playhouse’s 50th season . The romantic dramatic play is Peer Gynt, and Kalamazoo College will be putting on Colin Teevan’s adaptation of it for the

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Baseball Team Falls in First-Ever MIAA Tournament Slot

By Spencer MacDonald The Kalamazoo College Baseball team was defeated in the program’s first ever MIAA playoff appearance, falling to Adrian College 17-1 last Wednesday and then 10-3 in the elimination game against Hope on Thursday. First year Nate Donovan scored the only run in the first game against the Bulldogs as his fellow classmate

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Men’s Tennis Says Goodbye to Senior Members

By Daniel Herrick After defeating Grove City 5-0 in the first round of NCAA regional play last Friday, the Men’s Tennis team fell 5-0 to Case Western Reserve in the second round on Saturday. The Spartans proved their number two regional ranking and number nine national ranking as they handled the Hornets with little issue.

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