• Tunneling Under the Zoo
    Tunneling Under the Zoo
  • Amnesty International Hosts First Conference
    Amnesty International Hosts First Conference
  • Photo of the Week
    Photo of the Week
  • Leaking Library
    Leaking Library




Leaking Library

By Marquise Griffin If anyone was walking around the Upjohn Library during sixth week, you may have noticed the presence of three men on the roof shoveling snow. These men are members of Facilities Management, and their job was to get rid of the excess snow piling up on the roof. Because of the extreme

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Upton’s Reply to Reform Disappoints

By Justina Kilumelume Congressman Fred Upton’s reply to Student Commission’s (StuComm) demand for his support for an Immigration Reform Bill has left students disappointed in his lack of a concrete answer and failure to provide proof of his support or plan-of-action. Despite the many protests and activities last year that demanded Upton to show support

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Wall Street Journal Writes About K

By Mallika Mitra On Feb. 20, the Wall Street Journal featured a small liberal arts college in Michigan that many students may be familiar with: Kalamazoo College. The article, by Douglas Belkin, discussed the change K made four years ago to begin publicizing test results to show what or how much students have learned at

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Native Language Lecture

By Karl Erikson   The American Studies Department asked Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Dr. Margaret Noodin, to come to Kalamazoo College for their annual lecture series. Each year the American Studies department hosts a speaker to give a lecture and take part in various American studies classes. Over the

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Photo of the Week

Amnesty International Hosts First Conference

By Sarah Wallace     People from Amnesty International chapters of all ages, from seniors in college to senior citizens, gathered in the Hicks Banquet Hall for Kalamazoo College’s first Amnesty Conference. What unified these people was their common goal of the Amnesty International Chapters: to generate action to prevent and end abuses of human

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Tunneling Under the Zoo

By Kamalaldin Kamalaldin As a Kalamazoo College student, you may have dreamt of evading the cold Michigan winters and taking refuge by walking to class in underground tunnels. Well, many K students ponder the existence of a tunnel connecting Harmon and Hoben, but have found no evidence. Although there is some truth to that mystery,

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After Dark Poetry Slam

By Marquise Griffin On Saturday, March 8,the Kalamazoo Poetry Collective (KPC) will be hosting the weekly Zoo After Dark event with its quarterly Poetry Slam. Salwa Tareen ‘14, one of the Co-Directors of KPC, invites all to attend the event and said that the KPC has sought to give a safe space and voice to

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A Student Guide to Walking on Ice

By Viola Brown As this polar vortex continues to be long and snowy, temperatures continue to drop, students are going to have to learn how to walk on ice. This may not sound like a useful skill at first, but with the Health Center reporting that almost every day students come in due to falling,

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StuComm’s Survey Results Show Need For Change

By Darrin Camilleri   This past week, Student Commission surveyed 418 students on many different issues that the College has been wrestling with and that students have been pushing for, some new and some old.  Of the approximately 28% of the student body who participated, 63% were female, 35.5% were male and 1.5% did not

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Clear the Haze: A Call for a Smoke Free Campus

By Emily Pizza Walking outside the library every day after my work shift I take a deep breath and half-sprint down the stairs towards my dorm, hoping that if I walk quick enough, the stench of cigarettes won’t cling to my clothing. I, along with many other students, cannot stand the amount of smoking that

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When Did Student Safety Become Subjective?

By Zac Clark Last week Student Commission voted to award a student group 00 to create a piece of Kalamazoo College history. Preceding that vote, a student commissioner who I choose to remain anonymous had this to say regarding about or of another student-created plan for campus improvement: “The Safe Ride program, and the associated

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Index Throwback

By Katie Schmitz To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kalamazoo College’s Festival Playhouse, the Theater Program reproduced one of the first plays ever performed here at K, The Firebugs. The play first debuted on the K stage in August of 1964, and was directed by Mrs. Nelda K. Balch. The original article about the

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Weather Delays Long-Awaited Start for Lacrosse

By Spencer MacDonald As the Kalamazoo College Women’s Lacrosse team begins their long-awaited, inaugural season, Head Coach Emilia Ward is not only optimistic about the Hornet’s chances in the MIAA, she is down-right confident. After coaching the club team in 2012-2013, Ward is back leading the now varsity team in her second year. The young

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