Finding family in the Wilderness

This is my patrol! We called ourselves the "A2 Sass Crew." LandSea was an incredible way to start out college. What better way to get to know your peers than to spend two weeks in the wilderness with them, making food together, sleeping together under a tarp, being unable to bathe? … Continue reading

Top Four Reasons Why I Play at K

  1.  I’m a STUDENT athlete. At Kalamazoo College, the most important thing in your life as an athlete is still your schoolwork. Every Coach encourages you to make sure that your academic priorities come before your athletic ones.  There … Continue reading

SIP Thoughts

The Senior Individualized Project is something that is pretty unique to K College, and though there are moments that I cannot wait for it to be over, I certainly spend the majority of the time being thankful for the experience … Continue reading

Best Coffee Shops to Study at in Kalamazoo

aterstreet Now that it is almost seventh week of the quarter, it’s time to start thinking about finals. With research papers and exams around the corner, the library is starting to get packed (which I am personally thrilled about) and I … Continue reading

Two Weeks

Two weeks from now, I will be at the Clermont airport with tears on my face, saying goodbye to my french family.  Two weeks.  It doesn’t seem possible.  I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on these past couple months, … Continue reading

Back to K after a year abroad

0150909_150052~3 Returning to campus after being abroad for a year was surreal. Thankfully my dad accompanied me on the long trip from Oregon to Michigan to help me with some of the logistics of transitioning back to K, including moving into … Continue reading

Nothing like Fine Wine in Tuscany

Note: I’m not supporting underage drinking, I’m only writing this because I’m off legal age in Italy. I knew that while I was in Italy, I had to go to a wine tasting and I’m glad I went to Tuscany … Continue reading

Learning to Breathe

This is my senior year. SENIOR. Four years ago I came to campus ready to start this new chapter of my life and eager to join every club, go to every event, and work every job. This didn’t happen, but … Continue reading

Off-Campus Dining

MG_3291 One of the perks of living off-campus: you get to make your own food. I suppose for some people, this is a chore. That’s how I initially thought about it, but I quickly learned to take advantage of this opportunity. … Continue reading