• Women’s Tennis Opens Season with Victory
    Women’s Tennis Opens Season with Victory
  • Students then, Staff now
    Students then, Staff now
  • Photo of the Week
    Photo of the Week
  • 2014 – 15 LT/ET Study Abroad Application Rate
    2014 – 15 LT/ET Study Abroad Application Rate
  • Heavy Lifting
    Heavy Lifting




Heavy Lifting

By Mallika Mitra   Student Commission and the Office of Student Involvement have worked together to extend Anderson Weight Room hours. According to Emily Sklar ’15, Student Commission Secretary of Athletics, the trial period of extended gym hours began on Saturday, Feb. 8 and will continue for the duration of the quarter. Winter is a

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Arcus Without Borders

By Olivia Nalugya The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership to host its first conference in next fall, September 24-28, 2014 According to the conference website, “the 2014 gathering aims to question, interrogate and complicate the very notion of borders from a number of intersectional, cartographical, ideological, political, cultural, and social locations.” Lisa Brock, Associate

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A Night in the Dungeon

Press Release Edited by Sarah Wallace Maria Fornes ‘14 and Jane Huffman ’15 direct their own choice of theatre as a part of the annual Senior Performance Series. Two of Kalamazoo College’s students have chosen to increase the heavy winter quarter load by devoting countless hours to a daunting task–directing. From February 13-16 in the

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An Hour in the Cavern

By Mallika Mitra S3A Continues to look out for students through their Cavern hours that they host during the week. Pop into the Cavern located in the basement of Stetson Chapel, Sunday through Thursday from 7pm to 9pm, and you will find a member of the Sexual Safety and Support Alliance, S3A, ready to talk

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2014 – 15 LT/ET Study Abroad Application Rate

By Clare Lee Students meeting the College’s and any program-specific eligibility requirements are selected for participation in the study abroad program on the basis of such items as their cumulative grade point average, their grades in the appropriate foreign language (where applicable), the strength of the required essay(s), faculty letters of recommendation, an evaluation of

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Photo of the Week

Learning in the Twin Cities: Index staff members headed to Minneapolis this weekend for the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Convention. There they interacted with other student journalists and got tips and advice from those inside the industry.

Innovation Fund Draws Applicants

By Allison Tinsey Student Commission’s Innovation Fund grants ,000 to a student initiative that will benefit the campus for the long-term. StuComm received eight applications and narrowed the pool to six and will make their final decision during next week’s meeting. The student population was asked to express support for the initiatives in a survey.

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Finding Peace through Silence

By Viola Brown A Reflection on the Silent Retreat Pulling up to a building, described by College Chaplain Liz Candido as “being like the Sound of Music with nuns coming out to sing,” I was kind of nervous about what I was about to embark on. I’ve never been silent for a whole day and

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Students then, Staff now

By Sarah Wallace Some traditions stay even  while the campus landmarks change. In these interviews faculty and staff alumni speak about K’s campus compared to when they walked the Quad. The College’s faculty and staff consists of over 45 Kalamazoo College Alumni. These professors, administrators, and staff shared their opinions about K’s campus changes since

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Mixing it Up

By Charlotte Steele Reflecting on the Changes of Campus Dining Although first years may not realize it, those that were around before Creative Dining Services will notice that they have given the student dining experience some real flare since their arrival on campus. To start, Kalamazoo College Dining Services is personable and attentive to the

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Pizza’s Kitchen

By Emily Pizza Declare Your Major, Not Your Career  The banquet hall was filled with anxious-faced students wielding pink papers and looking at the tables with familiar faculty members passing out candy. While you may really like English, Physics seems really cool too, but you know you can’t manage both and study abroad. You decide

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Racism’s Catch 22

By Marquise Griffin “George Zimmerman wants to box rapper DMX in celebrity bout, but no deal yet.” I honestly can’t tell you how many times I facepalmed when I read that headline from CNN.  Zimmerman just can’t seem to keep himself out of the news. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the

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Index Throwback

By Katie Schmitz Kalamazoo College has hosted many guest speakers who have been considered “controversial.” Just last quarter, many students were up in arms because Ben Shapiro, conservative political commentator, visited campus to discuss liberal bullying. In 1976, however, K hosted two guests that would likely make many current students’ skin crawl: the Romneys. That’s

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Women’s Tennis Opens Season with Victory

By Spencer MacDonald Bringing down the Ohio Northern Polar Bears 6-3, the Kalamazoo College Women’s Tennis team starts the season off right.    The Kalamazoo College women’s tennis team kicked off their season with a 6-3 win over the Ohio Northern Polar Bears on Saturday, February 8.  The Hornets trailed two to one after the

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