• Ghafari Leaves a Lasting Impression
    Ghafari Leaves a Lasting Impression
  • Photo of the Week
    Photo of the Week
  • Light Up the Night
    Light Up the Night




Organ Donation Honors Student

By Olivia Nalugya Gift of Life Michigan, an institution that coordinates organ and tissue donation processes in Michigan, organized a 6-week organ donation competition among the different colleges and universities in the. The school that attains the highest number of registered donors will be given a trophy at the end of “The Gift of Life

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Diment: Campus Internet Lags Behind

Kalamazoo College’s Internet Bandwidth is Among the Lowest of All Colleges in the GLCA By Sarah Wallace   Whether in the crowded library or the comfort of a dorm, students are frustrated with the slow internet connection. This is the case for many students on campuses across the country, but it’s hitting home especially hard

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Afro Fiesta Desi Soul Redefines Identity

By Justina Kilumelume The event formerly known as La Fiesta Desi Soul (LFDS) recently changed its name to Afro Fiesta Desi Soul (AFDS) to be more inclusive of all the student organizations involved. Since its initiation, AFDS is one of the biggest Zoo After Dark events at K. It is an annual event that celebrates

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Crime on Campus

By Katie Schmitz On Feb. 15 at 3:38AM, Dylan Jolliffe ’17 and Josh Robison ’17 were robbed at gunpoint on Lovell St. near the railroad tracks. “I had never even thought about something like this happening, especially so close to campus,” Jolliffe said. Jolliffe and Robison were out looking for a cell phone that had

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Photo of the Week

Light Up the Night

Press Release Edited by Sarah Wallace Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College’s invites you to its Winter Quarter production of The Firebugs by Max Frisch as a part of their 50th Anniversary Season. The play is directed by Nora Hauk ’04, who is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at the University of Michigan. She has

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Pining for Dining

Emily Pyne, the Dining Room Lead of Kalamazoo College Dining Services, sat down for an interview with the Index By Charlotte Steele Index: When did you first know that you love working with food? EP: I started this job back when I was 17… I’m 29 years old now. I’ve actually been on-and-off with the

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First K Student to Win Japanese Speech Contest

By Mallika Mitra On Feb. 8, Katherine Ballew ’17 became the first Kalamazoo College student to win an award at the Michigan Japanese Speech Contest, held at Hinoki International School in Livonia, MI. Ballew’s essay, entitled “Heading Toward a World Without Racism,” was awarded an Honorary Mention. Ballew taught herself Japanese when she spent her

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Title IX at K

Its Implications and Effects on the Campus Community By Ogden Wright In a world where students are often subject to discrimination and abuse based on gender and or sex, Title IX as a guarantor to uphold fundamental human rights. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 dictates that, “No person in the United States

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To Keep a Zoo Safe

By Sarah Glass As a part of an overall effort to strengthen the club’s initiatives, the members of ZooKeepers have been discussing their past actions and intended goals. Zookeepers is first and foremost focused around animal welfare. We generally support the morality of people using animals (for research, education etc.) as long as suffering is

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Reflections on Racism

Be Light or Be Disguised? By Marquise Griffin This past Saturday night, around 1000 members of the Kalamazoo College community crowded into Hicks for the annual Monte Carlo dance. This year’s Monte Carlo’s theme was Masquerade, a theme I think is very appropriate for us as Kalamazoo College students. In a sense, Monte Carlo, as

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Dropping the Globe on Multiculturalism

Students Brand the Office of Multicultural Affairs as Absent and Ineffective By Ogden Wright In the past couple weeks, campus has been abuzz about the pervasive nature of institutional racism and the need to enact systemic changes to promote multiculturalism by creating healthy and productive discourse among all students. One can look to the Office

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Index Throwback

By Katie Schmitz As many already know, the Kalamazoo College men’s tennis team has won 75 consecutive MIAA conference championships. This is the longest winning streak record held by in college, in any division, in any sport. According the Men’s Tennis webpage: “The string of championships dates back to 1936. Kalamazoo has won the title

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Ghafari Leaves a Lasting Impression

By Daniel Herrick              The phrase “go out with a bang” is apt to describe men’s basketball senior Mark Ghafari. In his final game for the Kalamazoo College Hornets, Ghafari broke the school’s single-game scoring record by two points as he posted 46 on the road at Alma in the

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