In last week’s issue, the unnamed student quoted in the “Staff Editorial” used the word “jipped.” We misspelled “jipped,” which is traditionally and pejoratively spelled “gypped” in reference to gypsies or the Roma people. This regrettable error was pointed out to the Index by a professor.
By Dr. Reid Gómez On Friday morning I went to our weekly community reflection. During the service Ms. Mele Makalo delivered a beautifully written and emotionally sophisticated account of her actions last semester, as a student of Race, Law, and U.S. Politics. This was the first time I heard anything substantive about this protest—especially regarding [...]
By Ray Hernandez Last week’s editorial criticizing the silent protest during a finals examination period struck a chord amongst many students, both white and of color, and received huge backlash. Many came to the defense of the events that happened the morning of November 26 when Mele Makalo ‘15 and Roxanna Menchaca ‘15 started a [...]
By Marquise Griffin I enjoy discussion classes. As an English major those are the type of classes I prefer to be in. I like the process of reading literature and then attending classes where I’m able to take notes as well as discuss with the professor and other students the concepts presented. It’s fun, interactive, [...]
By Darrin Camilleri One of my high school teachers used to say; “Words are containers for power.” That became clear to me as I read through last week’s article and editorial surrounding the protest at the end of fall quarter. I participated in that protest and stood in solidarity with students who had been silenced [...]
Kalamazoo College Community, As the only reporter present at the time of the student protest, I take full responsibilty for the editorial as it does not reflect the entire staff’s opinion. As stated in the editorial, “The autonomy of the Index has always been sustained by the independent efforts of its staff to hold both [...]