On Monday night, I went on my first assignment for the Kalamazoo Gazette—a fire at a saw mill all they way out in Scotts, Mich. It was huge, four departments were called to the scene and the flames consumed some 3,200 square feet structure. From the charred remains, it looked like it was a huge, [...]
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Among posters of Rocky Balboa and Audrey Hepburn, Matthew McGowan tells an audience of Ovidian scholars in the Shilling lounge the relationship between Ovid’s exile in 8 AD and exile in Medieval literature. Across the pond and through the woods, Michael Brinks discusses anti-Jewish polemical dialogues from the fifth century in Schnider hall. In the [...]
It comes every year, sometimes in November, always in December and by the New Year winter, has turned every outdoor surface slippery and white.
Forecasting snowfall is a seasonal ritual of turning on the TV, looking at the radar and wondering how accurate the meteorologist will be. Winter begins the daunting task of making road and [...]
With multiple newspapers across the country stopping the presses, many journalism students are wondering where the future of their industry is headed.
Since the beginning of 2009, papers like the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and The Tucson Citizen have ceased publishing; the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News have cut back their print editions, [...]
The Western Student Association is without a president as the Election Control Board (ECB) contested the results of the 2009 presidential election over charges that the campaign of Nate Knappen and Janine Putnam violated terms of the Election Control Board.
Knappen/Putnam received 60 percent of the vote, with 1,200 votes. Stacy Nordstrand and Courtney Dunsmore got [...]
With the smell of bratwurst on the grill, sounds of jazz and R&B and sunny 60-degree temperatures, a passerby would think that there was a celebration for the first day of spring.
Rather, it was a celebration to bring awareness to a subject often left in the dark: global poverty.
People Organizing Victory (POV), held Poverty Awareness [...]
WMU students, community lead protest of Iraq War on its sixth anniversary
With Thursday’s rush hour traffic filing down Oakland Drive, Western Michigan University junior Chelsea Thorpe lead a march down the sidewalk, bullhorn in hand.
“What do we want?” Thorpe asked.
“End the war!” the marchers replied.
“When do we want it?”
Thursday, March 20 marked the sixth anniversary [...]
A large map of Afghanistan lay projected in the Kirsch Auditorium of the Fetzer Center Tuesday night for “True Adventures in Afghanistan,” where Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould shared their experiences and opinions after spending almost 30 years studying and reporting on the country.
Fitzgerald and Gould, who are married, first started noticing the important role [...]
Survivor’s visit part of Season of Forgiveness events in Kalamazoo
At an age when most children board the bus to go to their first day of kindergarten, Tova Friedman and her family entered a train car, to where they did not know.
After three days in almost total darkness, the train stopped and they entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau [...]
Thousands crowd Miller Auditorium to view inauguration.
As an estimated 2 million people flocked, with or without tickets, to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and some 2,500 Western Michigan University students and Kalamazoo community members came to Miller Auditorium to view the ceremonies.
“I could have stayed at home and surfed through the [...]
Stars form MTV’s ‘Real World/Road Challenge: The Island’ come out to promote apartment complex.
Among Doric columns, the lobby of the Centre was filled with balloons, Gumby’s pizza, Jimmy John’s subs, soda, and lots and lots of Red Bull on Jan 22: a feast for a lease signing promotion.
The Centre, a student housing community under the [...]