Article Category Archives: Features

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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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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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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Humans of K: Margot Couraud: Outdoors Leader

Sophomore Margot Couraud enjoying the outdoors. Margot is on the Kalamazoo Outing Club  Executive Board.

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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Behind the Scenes at SIP Symposiums

By Viola Brown The SIP (Senior Individualized Project) often terrifies most students at Kalamazoo College; some even start brainstorming possible topics during their first year. Even though this is a major component of the K Plan, many people don’t know much about the SIP Symposiums, an oral presentation of the written SIP, and the amount [...]

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Humans of K: Mark Ghafari, Student Athlete

Humans of K: Mark Ghafari

By Mallika Mitra You may have heard of Mark Ghafari’14 as the shooting guard for the Kalamazoo College men’s basketball team, but there is a lot more to the star athlete than many of us know, such as his love for cooking and reading the Wall Street Journal. The friendly K Senior, who is from [...]

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Cooking Classes Offer Innovation, International Cuisine

By Sarah Wallace This past Monday in the Banquet Hall, Chef Emily taught eight Kalamazoo College students how to make Philly Cheese Steaks, without the meat or dairy products. Emily is the Kalamazoo College Dining Services cook who prepares the vegetarian section for the cafeteria’s lunch and dinners each day. Her past experience as a [...]

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A Black Owl Breakfast

By Marie Beckrich If you’re living on campus, you probably received a flier for the coffee shop, the Black Owl, a few days ago in your mailbox. I tried it for you (and for me). The opening hours – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the weekends [...]

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Humans of K: Rian Brown, Campus Activist

By Mallika Mitra Whether she is in the Student Commission Office working as the Secretary of Student Affairs, volunteering at the Edison Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club for the service-learning program SMART Girls, or channeling her “sprit individual” Beyoncé, Rian Brown ’16 enjoys making changes that will better the world for future generations. Born in [...]

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Beeler and Collins Fellowship Gives the Opportunity to Engage with the world

By Justina Kilumelume Kalamazoo College encourages students to engage with the world in more ways than just Study Abroad alone. The Beeler and Collins fellowships allow K students to actively engage with the world on an individual level. The two fellowships are part of the Center for International Programs’ (CIP) Students Projects Abroad programs, which [...]

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