Article Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

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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Correction

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.

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Whole Lot of People Talking, Mighty Few People Know

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 [...]

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

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 [...]

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The Purpose of a College Course

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, [...]

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Overcoming the Silence

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 [...]

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Statement Regarding Staff Editorial

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 [...]

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