• Both Swim Teams Prevail in Virtual Meet
    Both Swim Teams Prevail in Virtual Meet
  • Photo of the Week
    Photo of the Week
  • Earth Tubs: The Dirt on the New Composting System
    Earth Tubs: The Dirt on the New Composting System



Earth Tubs: The Dirt on the New Composting System

By Sarah Wallace   Since last winter, Kalamazoo College has been without a composting system for its Dining Hall. Now, there is a new system for composting beginning soon: Earth Tubs. “The plan is that there will be composting in the dorms, in the Richardson Room, events… anywhere there’s food,” said Monica Cooper ’14, one

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Buying Local: Bookstore

By Mallika Mitra   Do you find it important to support local businesses? If you are a student at Kalamazoo College, you have probably been encouraged to support many of Kalamazoo’s local businesses. But do you support one of the local businesses right on campus: the Kalamazoo College Bookstore? “I know that a lot of

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Index Throwback

By Katie Schmitz “Our newspaper is the oldest in MI,” says Hillsdale College. “False,” says Kalamazoo College. Hillsdale College is a small liberal arts school located about an hour southeast of Kalamazoo College, in Hillsdale, MI. Since I am not a Michigan native, I have never heard of the school neither, nor have a lot

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A New Outlet to Help Students with Internet Problems

By Viola Brown Just this quarter, the email address stutech@kzoo.edu was created as an additional outlet to help students with their internet and technology problems. It will also be used as a tool to record in what locations on campus students are having the most problems and report this to Information Services and the Help

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Student Commission Brief

By Graham Key Student Commission President Darrin Camilleri began last Monday’s meeting with a reminder for commissioners in the wake of negative student response to an editorial published in the Index’s first issue of Winter Quarter. “I want us to remember that we have to listen to all students, but we don’t necessarily have to

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What’s Up in Welles?

By Charlotte Steele   The Index: When did you first know that you loved food or were really interested in food? JC: When I was about 20 or 21, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. It just kind of hit me all at once that I’ve got kind of

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International Student: Athletes on Campus

By Justina Kilumelume and Olivia Nalugya   On top of the regular academic stress and the struggle of adapting to a new environment, the decision to play a team sport can be difficult for an international student. “Those students who pursue involvement in sports are simply those who have the greater desire to do so,”

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Photo of the Week

Photo from this weekend’s Posse Plus Retreat. Members of the retreat

Pizza’s Kitchen

By Emily Pizza Seeking Solutions for The Book Club’s waste The Book Club café is a new addition to the school this academic year. The Book Club serves Water Street coffee, baked goods, and prepackaged meals from Kalamazoo College Dining Services, which are loved by staff and students alike. Too bad tons of these sandwiches,

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K Walking

By Ogden Wright After the release of the recent news article in the Index titled ‘Students Protest in Class’ and the piece in the opinions section critiquing the protest, members of the campus community have started to get involved in the conversation about the event and what it means for campus. Students were asked how

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Study Spots Are Not Limited to the Library

By Justina Kilumelume As midterm exams loom around the corner, most people are looking for places to study on a regular basis. Even though the Upjohn Library Commons is arguably the best place to study, it can get crowded during midterms and finals, making it difficult for one to secure a study hook. Fortunately, there

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Men’s Basketball Chases MIAA’s Top Four

By Daniel Herrick The men’s basketball team will host Alma College Wednesday night, Jan. 29, with an opportunity to improve to .500 in the MIAA on the line. Both Kalamazoo and Alma are currently 2-3 in the league. While the Hornets boast the MIAA’s two highest scorers—senior Mark Ghafari (25.0 PPG) and junior Adam Peters

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Sidelines

Men’s Basketball   1/22 @Adrian: W, 66-56 M. Ghafari: 19 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2/4 3PT A. Peters: 19 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk, 8/12 FG   1/25 @Hope: PPD 1/27 @Hope: PPD 1/29 Alma: 7:30 PM 2/1 @Albion: 7:30 PM   Women’s Basketball   1/22 Trine: W, 58-53 N. Antoine: 15

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Both Swim Teams Prevail in Virtual Meet

By Daniel Herrick   The men and women’s swimming & diving teams both were victorious in their final MIAA dual meet of the season last Saturday against Alma. The men’s team won all 16 of the meet’s events en route to a commanding victory: 227-56 points. The women’s team was almost as dominant as the

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