Article Category Archives: Opinions

Pizza’s Kitchen: No Labels Drives Me Nuts

By Emily Pizza After seven weeks of changing my diet and going from starvation to plentiful meals, I completed my final week of restricted dieting: no nuts. Peanut and tree-nut allergies are the most prevalent food allergies, effecting 3 million people in the United States. This contributes to many Americans having an allergic reaction, which [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: So-So for Soy-Free

By Emily Pizza After eating Vegan last week, I decided no dietary restriction could be worse, so eating soy-free was the next restriction to check off my list. Soy allergies, while most common in children and usually resolve themselves by age 16, but still affect some adults and can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. While it [...]

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Letter From the Editor: An Oberon For Your Time?

By Allison Tinsey On Monday afternoon, I drove over to the Field House to grab some food and my share of Bell’s Oberon provided for the Class of 2014 at the “Orange and Black Give Back” senior giving campaign kick-off. Many colleges and universities host senior fundraisers and those of us getting ready to graduate [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: Vegan and Meal Swipes Don’t Mix

By Emily Pizza Eating vegetarian last week wasn’t bad, so I figured trying vegan would logically be the next step up. While I knew that it was going to be more difficult, I didn’t realize how difficult it actually would be to cut animal products from my diet while eating on campus. Although I don’t [...]

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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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