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Rachel Carson

When associate professor Chris Ludwa was asked to teach music to an empty classroom at Kalamazoo College because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he blinked once — and then got creative.

A side view of a sewing machine with what looks like off-white enamel finish, with dark brown detail, sitting on a table with a pair of orange-handled scissors in front
Courtesy photo / Carol Russell

One of the early shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic was the news that frontline workers did not have enough protective gear. Hospitals and other health organizations started asking for homemade cloth masks. Which brings us to our latest story based on your sounds of the pandemic.

Vanessa Miller

COVID-19 has complicated many aspects of life, including death.

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Hundreds of people, including many teens and young adults, chanted "no justice, no peace," "I can't breathe" and "black lives matter" as they marched against police brutality in the streets of downtown Kalamazoo today, beginning and concluding their journey in Bronson Park, where speeches urged a stop to the violence against people of color. 

Rick Bowmer / AP Photo

COVID-19 isn't the only disease-causing virus out there. Kalamazoo County health officials are beginning their annual search for mosquitoes that carry other dangerous viruses.