Article Category Archives: Opinions

E-Books May Hinder Learning, but My Pocketbook Still Likes Them

By Emily Pizza Buying books is expensive, especially when you add it to the ever-increasing cost of tuition here at Kalamazoo College, so I was overjoyed when I saw that two of the books I needed for my literature course had free e-books for the simple click of a button.  Too bad the books weren’t [...]

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Letter from the Editor

By Allison Tinsey It is with great pride and pleasure that I offer a new Index to Kalamazoo College this quarter. Over the course of this year, the Index has endured a myriad of aesthetic changes to make its layout reflect the journalism on its pages. In addition to a new masthead, we have added [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: No Gluten, No Fun

By Emily Pizza Everything at K seems to have gluten in it. Well, everything that tastes good, at least. I have so much respect for anyone that can do this for over a week. The cafeteria claims it is very dietary-restriction friendly, and my task for this week was to decide whether they were gluten-free [...]

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Letter to the Editor

By Benjamin Baker I would like to first thank Mr. Zac Clark for feeling strongly enough to continue the conversation about student safety and security; it is something we as a commission take very seriously. I would next like to address a few points that were not entirely accurate in his letter to the editor [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: Changing My Mentality on MEChA

By Emily Pizza The first time I heard of MEChA, I heard them loud and clear. This was mostly because they were walking through campus with a megaphone, preventing me from sleeping in on my day off. When I asked other people about them, most replies were “Oh, it’s just MEChA, making a big deal [...]

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When Did Student Safety Become Subjective?

By Zac Clark Last week Student Commission voted to award a student group $5000 to create a piece of Kalamazoo College history. Preceding that vote, a student commissioner who I choose to remain anonymous had this to say regarding about or of another student-created plan for campus improvement: “The Safe Ride program, and the associated [...]

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Clear the Haze: A Call for a Smoke Free Campus

By Emily Pizza Walking outside the library every day after my work shift I take a deep breath and half-sprint down the stairs towards my dorm, hoping that if I walk quick enough, the stench of cigarettes won’t cling to my clothing. I, along with many other students, cannot stand the amount of smoking that [...]

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StuComm’s Survey Results Show Need For Change

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By Darrin Camilleri   This past week, Student Commission surveyed 418 students on many different issues that the College has been wrestling with and that students have been pushing for, some new and some old.  Of the approximately 28% of the student body who participated, 63% were female, 35.5% were male and 1.5% did not [...]

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Dropping the Globe on Multiculturalism

Students Brand the Office of Multicultural Affairs as Absent and Ineffective By Ogden Wright In the past couple weeks, campus has been abuzz about the pervasive nature of institutional racism and the need to enact systemic changes to promote multiculturalism by creating healthy and productive discourse among all students. One can look to the Office [...]

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Reflections on Racism

Be Light or Be Disguised? By Marquise Griffin This past Saturday night, around 1000 members of the Kalamazoo College community crowded into Hicks for the annual Monte Carlo dance. This year’s Monte Carlo’s theme was Masquerade, a theme I think is very appropriate for us as Kalamazoo College students. In a sense, Monte Carlo, as [...]

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