CACHE Digital Archive

CACHE Digital Archive (College Academic and Historical Experience) is a digital platform that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material. The Kalamazoo College Archives contains a broad range of materials on the 185-year history of Kalamazoo College, including administrative records, biographical files, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, and more.

At this time many of our archived materials are scanned and shared via PDF where a limited amount of metadata is stored. If you would like to work with a specific material and require accommodations due to a physical or mental impairment we are here to help! For accommodations in using archived materials please email the College Archivist at

Recent Submissions

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    Development of iOS Applications ‘LBW Live Scores’ and ‘Kova’ Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT
    (2023-11-01) Ajjarapu, Harsha; Brady, Alyce
    My venture into this realm commenced with a collaborative project alongside Usaid Bin Shafqat, a distinguished alumnus of Kalamazoo College and a close friend. Together, we developed ‘LBW Live Scores,’ an innovative iOS application that effectively utilizes the Live Activities feature of iOS 16. This project went beyond mere coding and app design, serving as an immersive experience into the world of SwiftUI, a powerful tool for constructing sophisticated user interfaces. As I navigated through the intricacies of SwiftUI, I gained invaluable insights and established a strong foundation in application development. Building upon the momentum and expertise acquired from this collaborative effort, I initiated my own independent project: ‘Kova.’ Focused on Object Detection, ‘Kova’ integrates Machine Learning models and OpenAI’s GPT 4 Vision API, which is currently undergoing development. This venture transcended the boundaries of a typical application, representing an exploration into the cutting-edge intersection of machine learning and AI within the iOS ecosystem. ‘Kova’ serves as proof to my growth as a developer, showcasing my ability to seamlessly blend technical proficiency with innovative problem-solving. The journey through the development of ‘LBW Live Scores’ and ‘Kova’ has been a cornerstone of my academic and professional growth. These projects have not only enhanced my technical skill set but also deepened my comprehension of the possibilities and challenges within the realm of modern app development. They exemplify the fusion of creativity and technical knowledge, underscoring the essence of innovation in the field of technology.
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    Indie Game Development
    (2024-06-01) Kiino-Terburg, Jackson J.; Cutter, Pamela A., 1970-
    This paper outlines the development process of a roguelike bullet hell game within a limited scope to mitigate potential challenges faced by indie projects. The game comprises five levels culminating in a boss battle, incorporating roguelike elements where players collect items and upgrades throughout a playthrough, and restart upon death. The unique twist lies in a block coding system, allowing players to construct personalized attacks by unlocking “code blocks” through defeating enemies and bosses. Acknowledging the need to learn a game engine as a first-time developer, the choice of GameMaker was deliberate due to its approachable interface and essential features that don’t compromise developer control. The GameMaker Logic (GML) programming language, though proprietary, offered robust functionality, ensuring the project's feasibility. While not as widely used, the attractiveness of GameMaker stemmed from its user-friendly nature, facilitating a smooth learning curve for the developer, prioritizing the completion of the project.
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    Performing Kimvn : Indigenous Repertoire of Identity in Wallmapu
    (2024-06-01) Kasperek, Maria; Malagamba, Ivett Lopez
    This project seeks to understand Indigenous identity as a diverse repertoire of lived experiences, outward expressions, and personal developments that come from the original peoples and stewards of this earth. Responding to state definitions, which invalidate, folklorize, and misconstrue essential components of the performance of identity while harmfully erasing Indigenous episteme, I propose that Indigeneity is manifested as performances of outward and personal expression of culture, legal and self identification, and the importance of Mapudungvn and community. I conducted field research in Chile where I interviewed ten individuals from the Mapuche organization, Asociación Antumapu de Quilpué, about their perceptions and expressions of their own identities. The findings demonstrate that the repertoire of Mapuche performance identity is an episteme that allows for the preservation and continuation of Mapuche culture and ways of knowing, thus necessitating its implementation and legitimization within the state of Chile in order to work towards Mapuche self determination. I explore the manifestations and definitions revealed in the interviews as a diverse, multifaceted repertoire of mnemonic devices that allow for communal memory and cultural sharing. Ultimately, this ethnography contributes to the fields of Indigenous study by centering Indigenous ways of knowing in relation to identity making as legitimate, necessary knowledge systems, challenging colonial discourses.
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    Metamorphosis of Career Trajectory : From Data Collection to its Distribution
    (2023-09-30) Amini, Farida; Brady, Alyce
    This SIP describes the completion of an intermediate technical interview preparatory course from CodePath. The course topics included data structures such as arrays, stacks, queues, heaps, binary trees, and graphs. Some other course topics were the complexity of algorithms, recursion, and dynamic programming.
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    Before its Forgotten : An Example of the Life of Art Through Technology
    (2023-09-30) Scorsone, Amalia; Cutter, Pamela A., 1970-
    I've truly enjoyed working on my SIP. I've learned a lot, especially about CSS, Bootstrap, and HTML. Moreover, I've gained valuable insight and confidence in troubleshooting issues independently. Specifically, I've learned to recognize when it's time to move on from a project or a detail if it hasn't worked after numerous attempts. Reflecting on it, I might have taken on too much with this project due to my excitement. Currently, I have a homepage, four content pages, and a background page. If I were to continue this project in the future, I would aim to integrate it with a database to allow users to log in, save their work, and submit their own pieces. Additionally, I plan to expand the content by adding more pages—I've already curated some pictures and drawings for potential red or purple content pages. The primary goal behind this project was to bridge my two passions and interests: technology and art. At the very least, I've accomplished that. I've also reinforced my desire to merge these aspects in my life and career, as that's when I feel most confident and enthusiastic. On the technological front, this project involved learning a new framework (Bootstrap), translating ideas into functional code and components, and navigating web hosting. The artistic side of the project is evident everywhere: from the visuals on the homepage to the poems and paragraphs on the content pages, and the scattered drawings and doodles throughout the site. Before It’s Forgotten was envisioned as a platform where my friends, family, and even strangers could explore various forms of artwork in a setting outside of social media.

Communities in CACHE

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  • Academic Departments, Programs, and SIPs
    This community contains collections of each academic department, major, and program at Kalamazoo College, including Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs, formerly known as Senior Individualized Projects).
  • Administrative Offices
    This community contains information about administrative offices and departments such as Alumni Engagement and the Center for Career and Professional Development..
  • Athletics
    Photographs and statistics of the college's athletic teams.
  • Biographical Materials
    Biographical information on faculty, administration, students, and others in the history of Kalamazoo College.
  • Board of Trustees
    Documents generated by the Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees