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

The Stages of Procrastination

After having a first year of college where I was the most studious student around, sophomore year has hit me like a brick wall. Studying does not get easier with time; if anything it gets harder. But hopefully with these … Continue reading

Wine in France

After 3 months in France, I now feel that I can say I have some wine experience and knowledge under my belt. One of our first big excursions through K’s program was to go to a local organic vineyard and … Continue reading

I Get By With A Little Help…

As I write this post, it is ninth week and while I don’t have any classes or assignments due tomorrow (the glories of a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule) I do have a lot of things I could be working on right now. … Continue reading