Article Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter in Response to Criticism Involving Frelon and Its Directors

First and foremost, we want to apologize for the amount of time it has taken for the Directors to respond to the campus in this public of a manner. After many discussions, we’ve decided that using the platform of our K email would be the most effective way in which to reach the majority of [...]

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Letter to the Editor: Anne Dueweke’s Call to Action

By Lisa Brock In response to the heartfelt series written by Anne Dueweke, which I read as a call to action, I offer the following sources to those who want to dig deeper in their understanding of race, racism and the African-American Experience in the United States. Here are twelve books and four films/documentaries that [...]

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Letter to the Editor: Proud to be a Hornet

By Ryan Gregory While last week’s issue gave a voice to a player who felt alienated by the Football Program, he failed to acknowledge his overrepresentation of the black community as a whole.  As a former captain of the football team and an African American male, I feel it is imperative to portray the FAMILY [...]

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Letter to the Editor: Making an Educated Decision for Secretary of Finance

By Kelly Ohlrich Due to the upcoming run-off election, I believe the student body needs to be better informed about the positions they are voting for. As current Secretary of Finance for Student Commission, I feel that I can accurately tell you who is needed for this very demanding full-time job. Being the Secretary of [...]

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Call to Cultivate Community

By Rachel Evans Our senior capstone “Cultivating Kommunity” is a class completely designed and run by students as a part of the Shared Passage Senior Capstones. Our goal for this class is to explore ways of cultivating community among the senior class and campus at large during our last quarter. One of our main objectives [...]

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What Happened at Frelon

By Chelsey Shannon and Alex Subbaraman “These people seem really misguided”: a remark overheard less than an hour after the conclusion of last week’s speak out on the quad regarding the spring Frelon show—“these people” meaning people of color. We are two of “these people,” two seniors of color who have been profoundly affected by [...]

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White People’s Work

By Anne Dueweke, K’84, Director of Faculty Grants and Institutional Research I recently attended the Black Male Summit at the University of Akron with Associate Dean of Students, Karen Joshua-Wathel, and four students from the Young Men of Color organization. The summit focused on issues facing African-American males in higher education. Since our return, I’ve [...]

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Letter to the Editor

By Alexander Ross Maybe if I close my eyes and read fast enough, I won’t have to see it, namely the uneducated remarks of Ms. Emily Pizza. Pizza did not reference any of her statistics. Let me reference them for you: it is EPA Document Number 43-F-93-003. The Journal of Clinical Oncology had this to [...]

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Letter to the Editor

By Francesca DeAnda Last week’s rhetorically charged opinion article, “Clear the Haze: a Call for a Smoke Free Campus” by Emily Pizza, informs the K community of one thing we already know: smoking is unhealthy and may bother non-smokers. Yet this message is practically lost and any resolution without the alienation to a portion of [...]

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Letter to the Editor

Permanence, not ignorance—the movement to secure Ethnic Studies at K By the Students of M.E.Ch.A Each year, the Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees dedicate just a few days to meeting directly with students. Friday, a group of students capitalized on this narrow window of access. The group, assembled by M.E.Ch.A, initiated a silent action meant [...]

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