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one-hundred-forty Years of Service to the Student

Opinion

New Year, New Index

New Year, New Index (Robert Manor / The Index) New Year, New Index (Robert Manor / The Index)

Dear Kalamazoo College Community,

We, Janay Johnson and Janelle Grant, will serve as Co-Editors-in-Chief of The Index for the 2016-2017 academic school year.

As active writers for The Index, we understand the importance of writing to inform the Kalamazoo College community of events and news relevant to everyone. We have seen The Index expand and develop into a space where everyone’s voice can be heard. While there have been many improvements over the past few years, we see opportunity for more growth.

For The Index to become more inclusive and representative of diverse groups on campus, we would like to cover more stories that encourage us to step out of our comfort zone and gain knowledge that will allow us to connect with the community and bridge gaps that may exist. We would love for the campus community, students, staff, and faculty alike, to feel comfortable sharing with us what they feel is important to highlight in the news.

As a way to help writers broaden their knowledge and increase experience with writing and journalism, we will attend conferences and have group workshops where we work as an organization incorporating authentic practices in a consistent structure.

As well as being an available resource for our writers, we will be open and more than willing to work with anyone who wishes to play a part in The Index. Whether it’s layout, editing, or writing, we hope that The Index will serve as a place for people to find a passion for sharing and reporting current events that can impact and uplift the K community.

We are excited for this upcoming year, and we are honored that we were given the chance to relay the news to the Kalamazoo College community. The Index will be exciting, raw, informative, and inclusive.

If you have any feedback, questions, concerns about The Index, or a desire to be a part of the newspaper in the upcoming year, please contact us at k13jj01 and k13jg01.

Yours,

Janay Johnson & Janelle Grant

Co-Editors-in-Chiefs 2016-2017

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