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Amnesty International Hosts First Conference

Rachel Selina ’17 and Emily Kowey ‘17 are pictured collaborating with other members of Amnesty. Photo by Emily Walsh.

By Sarah Wallace     People from Amnesty International chapters of all ages, from seniors in college to senior citizens, gathered in the Hicks Banquet Hall for Kalamazoo College’s first Amnesty Conference. What unified these people was their common goal of the Amnesty International Chapters: to generate action to prevent and end abuses of human [...]

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Photo of the Week

Quite a Fiesta: As students walked into Afro Fiesta Desi Soul last Saturday, they were invited into a hallway of cultures, with the flags of all nationalities on campus on display. The event, which contained a variety of tasty foods from across the globe, was hosted by APISA, K Desi, BSO, Caribbean Society, LSO and Kalama-Africa.

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Native Language Lecture

Dr. Margaret Noodin presented in a lecture last week concerning the importance of native languages.

By Karl Erikson   The American Studies Department asked Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Dr. Margaret Noodin, to come to Kalamazoo College for their annual lecture series. Each year the American Studies department hosts a speaker to give a lecture and take part in various American studies classes. Over the [...]

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Wall Street Journal Writes About K

By Mallika Mitra On Feb. 20, the Wall Street Journal featured a small liberal arts college in Michigan that many students may be familiar with: Kalamazoo College. The article, by Douglas Belkin, discussed the change K made four years ago to begin publicizing test results to show what or how much students have learned at [...]

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Upton’s Reply to Reform Disappoints

By Justina Kilumelume Congressman Fred Upton’s reply to Student Commission’s (StuComm) demand for his support for an Immigration Reform Bill has left students disappointed in his lack of a concrete answer and failure to provide proof of his support or plan-of-action. Despite the many protests and activities last year that demanded Upton to show support [...]

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Leaking Library

When it rains it pours: The Upjohn Library Commons has battled a leaky roofs and puddles in the album this quarter due to sustained heavy snowfall.

By Marquise Griffin If anyone was walking around the Upjohn Library during sixth week, you may have noticed the presence of three men on the roof shoveling snow. These men are members of Facilities Management, and their job was to get rid of the excess snow piling up on the roof. Because of the extreme [...]

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Photo of the Week

Back in the Day: Josh Doe lines up his shot in the Hicks Center Game Room during Monte Carlo.

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Crime on Campus

By Katie Schmitz On Feb. 15 at 3:38AM, Dylan Jolliffe ’17 and Josh Robison ’17 were robbed at gunpoint on Lovell St. near the railroad tracks. “I had never even thought about something like this happening, especially so close to campus,” Jolliffe said. Jolliffe and Robison were out looking for a cell phone that had [...]

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Afro Fiesta Desi Soul Redefines Identity

By Justina Kilumelume The event formerly known as La Fiesta Desi Soul (LFDS) recently changed its name to Afro Fiesta Desi Soul (AFDS) to be more inclusive of all the student organizations involved. Since its initiation, AFDS is one of the biggest Zoo After Dark events at K. It is an annual event that celebrates [...]

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Diment: Campus Internet Lags Behind

About: Kalamazoo College''s bandwidth in mega bits per second (per student) set against Wabash College''s. Wabash is the leader in bandwidth per student among schools in GLCA. Kalamazoo College has the second lowest bandwidth per student in the GLCA and the outright lowest total bandwidth. (Graph by Graham Key)

Kalamazoo College’s Internet Bandwidth is Among the Lowest of All Colleges in the GLCA By Sarah Wallace   Whether in the crowded library or the comfort of a dorm, students are frustrated with the slow internet connection. This is the case for many students on campuses across the country, but it’s hitting home especially hard [...]

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