Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Chicago-based Writer

Chicago Freelancer. Current music editor of Pop'stache and staff writer for Gapers Block. Former editor-in-chief of Kalamazoo College's newspaper.

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Andrea Gibson, Students' favorite spoken word poet, visits campus ...

By Colin Smith Staff Writer As the lights waned and the doors closed, Chelsey Shannon K’15 and Katie Ring K’10 welcomed the internationally recognized spoken word poet Andrea Gibson to Dalton Thea...

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Are you here for take-out? | The Index

By Colin Smith, Staff Writer It may be dinner time, it may be the weekend, but the few employees working at Rasa Ria are seen sitting, not standing. The young man who can be seen at a table with a ...

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Detroit rap artist leaves Kalamazoo community feeling invincible ...

By Colin Smith, Staff Writer “Bring out your hammers,” Detroit rap artist Invincible chanted behind her fellow poets and artists. Lifting her hands upwards, the audience complied. The audience in t...

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Four Legged Girl, A Union Spy, and Speakeasies: Town and Gown ...

By Colin Smith, Staff Writer This past Monday in the second reading of the Town and Gown series, members in the Kalamazoo community listened to local poets recite works in a nook of the Kalamazoo P...

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Jennifer Westwood and the Waycross Georgia Farm Boys | The Index

Colin Smith Staff Writer After students and their families toured the paths of Kalamazoo College’s arboretum on a chilly Sunday afternoon, they warmed up to hot cocoa and the music of a three-piece...

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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Kalamazoo College Displays Picasso

By Colin Smith Staff Writer Few Kalamazoo College students realize that President Eileen Wilson-Oyeleran has a Picasso engraving on display in her house. Though not all students can walk inside to ...

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Senior seminars expand to include community-supported agriculture ...

By Colin Smith, Staff Writer While first year seminars have been solidified into the Kalamazoo College education, senior capstone seminars are still being fleshed out as another ingredient in the “...

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We would love to RAVE If we could: Rave Cinema closes until ...

By Colin Smith Staff Writer Anyone who takes the time to tour downtown Kalamazoo will see a grand, glass building with blue neon lights that illuminate the word, RAVE. This formidable structure, lo...

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WJMD expands with new management | The Index

Colin Smith, Staff Writer While it is easy to forget the box-like radio studio in Hicks Center, the red on-air sign reminds students that their classmates are reaching out to the campus community t...

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Student Commission elections marked by large first-year turnout

By Amanda Geer Twenty new members were added to the ranks of Student Commission Thursday in elections that were described by StuComm Secretary of Public Relations Dion Bullock K’12 as “one of the m......