Red River Gorge-ous


Since the beginning of the school year, I’ve been showing up to Kalamazoo Outing Club (KOC) meetings regularly, planning trips, and helping out on the budget committee. Until spring break, however, I hadn’t actually been on any of the trips … Continue reading

Perhaps I’m crazy, but…

Perhaps I’m crazy, but I still get extremely excited about speaking and interacting in French even though that’s been the reality of everyday life for the past almost 7 months. Nonetheless… How cool is it to give out-of-towners directions to … Continue reading

Spring in Kalamazoo


If you have never been to Michigan in the winter, you may not understand how excited students are that IT’S FINALLY SUNNY!!!!!! (Can you tell I’ve been waiting for this?) Although I love the snow, I have to admit I … Continue reading

Host Family Lifestyle

Living in a host family abroad is definitely a change from whatever lifestyle you may have being a student. First of all, there’s dinner at a normal hour, versus going to the cafeteria around 5 pm and eating as much … Continue reading

A Year Away

I went into study abroad intending to come back in January (after 5 months), as most K students choose to do. By the beginning of December, however, I knew I wouldn’t be ready to leave at the end of January … Continue reading

“Hi” from India

Dilli Haat

I was told over and over again that I would suffer from “culture shock” when I returned to the United States from studying abroad in Strasbourg, France. But it turns out, I didn’t have time for that. Just a week … Continue reading

Tales of Travel Part II

Left to right: Lucas, Olivia, me, and Kathleen at the tops of the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

Five months and twelve countries later, I have finally completed my semester abroad. I ended my last post in Amsterdam and will start this one in Belgium, where a friend and I somehow, after much trouble, managed to book a … Continue reading

On Moments

College, stereotypically, is a time for academic rigor and social fun. Balancing these often can define your time in college. I find myself fluctuating between having an amazing time and being incredibly anxious about my academics. However, I have found … Continue reading

Minnesota Dreamin’

Recently, we celebrated making it halfway through the quarter with a winter break day. Instead of spending my day in bed, watching Netflix and eating cookies, I drove to Minnesota. As the Layout Editor of the College’s newspaper (check out … Continue reading

The Professor Presence Privilege

Some days you wake up and you just can’t take the heat. Whether it’s sickness or exhaustion or just needing a mental health day, sometimes you just need a day off. Kalamazoo College, like most small liberal arts colleges, is … Continue reading