Article Category Archives: Features

Students Define Local in Welles Dining Hall

By Sarah Wallace Michigan turkey, green beans, and apples were served last Thursday, April 10, as part of Kalamazoo College Dining Services’ first local meal of the quarter. These foods were on exhibition that day, but the cafeteria has 15 local products at any given time, and the number will be going up with the [...]

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Humans of K: Disc Jockey Jakob “The Kaptain” Rodseth

The Kaptain: Jakob Rodseth DJing a house party.

By Mallika Mitra While most of us spend our weekend nights doing homework, hanging out with friends, or getting off-campus, Jakob Rodseth ’16 often finds himself behind a DJ booth. Rodseth mostly works house parties, but when he’s home in Ann Arbor he will also DJ at University of Michigan fraternity parties, graduation parties, and [...]

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Mobile App Developed by K Students

Versapp is a social media app that will be launched later this quarter and has been developed by a group of Kalamazoo College students. By Kamalaldin M. Kamalaldin One of many pending achievements of Kalamazoo College’s student body is Versapp. Versapp is a mobile app currently being developed to launch before spring’s end. Versapp is [...]

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No Free Lunch For Those Eating in Welles Hall

By Justina Kilumelume Contrary to popular student belief, Creative Dining Services does not give out meal tickets to students or faculty for free meals. “We create the meal tickets and the departments give them out. When we get them back we charge that department. Essentially, the meal tickets aren’t really free,” said James Chantanasombut, the [...]

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Humans of K: Studying Abroad with Maya Edery

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By Mallika Mitra With gold bangles and earrings, and a pile of books sitting next to her, Maya Edery ’15 met with me to talk about why she sometimes finds herself wanting to eat with her with hands. After studying abroad in Varanasi, India, and then traveling around the country with her mother when the [...]

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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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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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Tunneling Under the Zoo

The deep tunnel under Hoben Hall. Photo by Megan Rigney

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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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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First K Student to Win Japanese Speech Contest

Megan Davis ’14, Katherine Ballew ’17, and Professor Noiko Sugimori.

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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