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Fighting Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change

June 21, 2019

By Claire Knudsen In Elsevier SciTech Connect Caitlin Beddows states that, “an estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die each year from pollution and digesting plastic.” While walking down the street and looking at the ground for even a second, there are co...

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

Brandon Schnurr

April 28, 2019

With each passing year, the fiscal budget for the federal government, or the amount of money the government plans to spend in a year, is adjusted by the president of the United States in order to better balance and distribute the funds of the federal government. While the president creates the budget,...

Mainstream Media Has Become Too Politically Extreme

Mainstream Media Has Become Too Politically Extreme

Brandon Schnurr

February 8, 2019

The media, often referred to as the “watchdog of democracy,” is a major part of citizens’ lives, responsible for informing the masses and protecting our rights through free speech and freedom of the press. Even if you don’t stay up-to-date on the news, politics, or the many other topics of media cover...

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

December 11, 2018

By Eva Bugnaski Jeanie Gould-McElhone and her parents waited at the airport with visible excitement. Bill McElhone and Leona Gould stood in front of both gate exits, unsure of which Paula, their foreign exchange student, would enter from. They both gripped signs, anxious to display them, while Jeanie ra...

Foreign Exchange Student Adjusts to American Culture

Foreign Exchange Student Adjusts to American Culture

Esperanza Fraga

December 5, 2018

After a nine hour plane ride from Madrid, Spain to an airport in Chicago, Paula Montoro was just about to board another plane to Kalamazoo when she was greeted by her host family with three balloons. They had driven up to meet her at the Chicago Airport. They conversed and got to know each other a bit...

Student Crosses Cultures and Holds On to a Passion

Student Crosses Cultures and Holds On to a Passion

May 8, 2017

By Andrew DeHaan For many students, the process of moving away a few hours for college is quite frightening. In fact, 70 percent of students feel homesick in their first few weeks away according to a UCLA study. But sophomore Haile Micael Andrews has made a life changing journey from a small village in E...

Letter to the Editor – Nov. 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor – Nov. 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

Dear Editor, I am proud that all of our varsity football players stand by choice for the National Anthem. I do feel if a person does not stand, it is showing disrespect for our country and the people in the military that have lost their lives and those still serving. I come from a strong military family,...

Bernie Rallies Supporters at Wings Stadium

Bernie Rallies Supporters at Wings Stadium

sophiaboismier

March 18, 2016

On Monday March 6, 2016, the day before the presidential primary election for Michigan, Senator Bernie Sanders stopped by Wings Event Stadium to speak to Kalamazoo. An estimated  32 hundred people showed. With the stadium doors scheduled to open at 7:30am, people arrived hours before, some even campin...

America Is Not The Most Perfect Country In The World

America Is Not The Most Perfect Country In The World

luisjuarez8

December 3, 2014

The United States of America is the greatest country some may argue. America over the past 238 years has gone through a lot, beginning from the Revolutionary War, to more recent times such as 9/11. From 1945, Post-World War II, to 1988, fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a time when America competed agai...

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