Article Category Archives: Opinions

K- Walking: Sophomores, How much do you love K?

By Ogden Wright Drawing on inspiration from sketch “Jay Walking” on the popular night time television show “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “K walking” will serve as our weekly feature where we ask students from our campus community a series of questions, with the intention of eliciting their opinions and gauging the mood on [...]

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Reflections on Racism: Adapting and Assimilating

By Marquise Griffin “Black history is redundant. Or rather, Black History Month is redundant. I don’t really care much for it.” Reading these words, I stared at the computer screen disappointed and in slight disbelief, but not surprised. This statement was from one of my cousins as part of an ongoing discussion she and I [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: No Time Wasted on Social Media

By Emily Pizza Turn off your cellphones and laptops, my fellow students. The media fast is here! The Chapel is hosting a four day media fast from any social networking sites so that students can connect with people in real life, instead of via the internet. While the idea of spending a week away from [...]

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Study Spots Are Not Limited to the Library

By Justina Kilumelume As midterm exams loom around the corner, most people are looking for places to study on a regular basis. Even though the Upjohn Library Commons is arguably the best place to study, it can get crowded during midterms and finals, making it difficult for one to secure a study hook. Fortunately, there [...]

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K Walking

By Ogden Wright After the release of the recent news article in the Index titled ‘Students Protest in Class’ and the piece in the opinions section critiquing the protest, members of the campus community have started to get involved in the conversation about the event and what it means for campus. Students were asked how [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen

By Emily Pizza Seeking Solutions for The Book Club’s waste The Book Club café is a new addition to the school this academic year. The Book Club serves Water Street coffee, baked goods, and prepackaged meals from Kalamazoo College Dining Services, which are loved by staff and students alike. Too bad tons of these sandwiches, [...]

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Reflections on Racism

By Mireya Guzmán-Ortíz At the weekly Student Commission meeting, an issue of great importance was brought up. In the last issue of The Index, there were two articles published that many of the students at Kalamazoo College found racist. Hearing the discomfort of the students, StuComm opened up their meeting to talk about issues with [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: Quit Bothering Me About Study Abroad

By Emily Pizza As a sophomore, you are expected to write tons of essays, chew at your fingernails, and pray you get into a study abroad program. They have seminars set up for learning how to apply, dealing with rejection from a program, and even help you find another that still fits your interests. We [...]

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Staff Editorial: Last quarter’s protest was counterproductive and misguided

On November 25, 2013 a small group of student protesters stood in the back of Visiting Professor Bruno Anili’s Race, Law and US Politics class, the phrase “Can’t hear me, can’t educate me” taped across their mouths.  As Anili took in the scene, he looked to Student Commission President Darrin Camilleri for an explanation.  He [...]

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K- Walking

By Ogden Wright Drawing on inspiration from the sketch “Jay Walking” on the popular night time television show “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” K-Walking serves as our weekly feature where we ask students from our campus community a series of questions with the intention of eliciting their opinions and gauging the mood on campus [...]

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