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Admission Blog

The SIP: Step One

Whether you choose to go abroad or stay on campus, winter quarter begins the long process of the Senior Individualized Process, or the SIP.    I’ll be honest, I am extremely nervous. During winter quarter it is advised that you … Continue reading

On Missed Opportunities

I hesitate to write another post about being at K while everyone else is abroad, but the reality is that even if you don’t choose to study in another place during your junior year, you will constantly be hearing about … Continue reading

My Adventures in Documentary Filmmaking

One of my favorite classes that I’ve taken at K is Documentary Filmmaking.  It’s a field that is closely tied to my concentration in journalism, and I found that applying the skills I’ve learned in journalism to a genre of … Continue reading

Should I Become a Student Athlete?

Athletics is not necessarily the first thing people think of when they hear the name Kalamazoo College (well, with the exception of tennis). However, they do mean a great deal to the athletes participating in them. I joined the cross-country … Continue reading

Anxiety and Comfort: Declaring Your Major

This morning I had to spend a few minutes of my time immersed in utter chaos. Five minutes late, I walked into Hicks Banquet Hall. I was bombarded by hundreds of my peers, bumbling around, cake in one hand and … Continue reading

Major Regret

Declaration of Major Day. February 3, 2015. The rumors are true; sophomore year winter is a particularly stressful (albeit exciting) time for K students. Soon after the study abroad and study away application deadlines, we are faced with decisions about … Continue reading

Off-Campus Living

A note to those reading this: typically sophomores are unable to live off-campus. Due to the growing size of incoming classes, however, there was a lack of space on campus that pushed some freshmen at the end of last year … Continue reading

Being The American

Being “The American” among the locals while studying in France is certainly a unique experience in itself. You’re from a place that gets talked about a lot in the media, so everyone has their thoughts and opinions on where you … Continue reading

Doing, Doing, Done(?)

The end of a quarter is always a sprint to get things done. You have papers due, exams to study for, parties for different student  organizations, not to mention packing and travel preparation! There is just so much going on, … Continue reading