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New Passage Issue Debuts Beautiful New Photos

Passage's cover (Mallory Zink)

The 2014- 2015 Passage’s study abroad issue is released with beautiful new pictures and exciting stories

On May 21st, Passage’s 2014-2015 issue was revealed for the whole Kalamazoo College community to see. It consists of writing and photographs from student’s study abroad and study away experiences.

The support for Passage comes from the Center of International Programs (CIP) and the Maynard Owen Williams Fund of Kalamazoo College to honor K grad of 1910 Maynard Owen Williams, a former foreign editor of National Geographic.

“We didn’t have a lot of time,” Editor-in-Chief Mallory Zink’15 said, “it was hard to reach out to students, so we reached out to friends who we knew took cool pictures. The process took a whole quarter.”

Zink mentioned there was a delay in editing because the new Assistant Director of the CIP, Alayna Pelfresne didn’t hire the editing staff until winter quarter.

“The hardest part was fixing the coloration of some of the photos,” Photo Editor, Emily Kotz’15 said.

The staff is very happy with the end product and commented that Faiz Khaja’s’15 photo “Floating Village” taken in Vietnam is one of their favorites. The College has already purchased the image to use on study abroad materials.

“I’m really proud of it,” said Zink, “it’s much different than past years. We wanted to go for a simple clean look and make sure that the photos and text work well together. We wanted everything thing to be related in some way.”

Besides the photos being related, on every odd page there is a graphic of a girl on a swing.

Zink thanked the Office of College Communications, specifically Lisa Darling, Director of Publications and co-designer Donna Aguilar’15 for all their help putting together this year’s issue.

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New Passage Issue Debuts Beautiful New Photos