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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

The Presence (and Absence) of Mentors

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been good friends with older people. In high school, I was the senior who didn’t have any friends because they had graduated. In preschool, I had more friends outside of school than in … Continue reading

A Review of the Library

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During my first year at Kalamazoo College, I avoided the library like the plague. I managed to convince myself that the comfort of my foam-padded, blanket-laden dorm room bed was a better, quieter spot for studying rather than Upjohn Library. … Continue reading

Sophomore Slump?

I was eating dinner with some senior friends when they began reminiscing about their time at K. In the middle of fond memories and crazy happenstances that had occurred during their years at K one of them said, “Sophomore year … Continue reading

Tales of Travel

As a student at Kalamazoo College, I was given the opportunity to study abroad for my third year. After much consideration into which program would allow me continue studying the French language, learn about a culture I was interested in, … Continue reading

I’m Thankful for Cafsgiving

Now that it’s November, the Halloween festivities are finally over and the costume craze is winding down. With Thanksgiving break in sight, students are looking forward to the holiday eagerly; classes and exams will be over and the people of … Continue reading

Stranded at K: Staying on campus as a junior

Since freshman year, I knew that my K story would be different than the one I usually heard about:  I would not be studying abroad.  The fact is, studying abroad isn’t always cheap. Though financial aid and scholarships count towards … Continue reading

Senior Fall

This fall is my last season running cross-country on a team. It has been such an essential part of my Kalamazoo College career and I’m making sure to be grateful for every day that I run. Cross-country has allowed me … Continue reading

Sophomore Slump

Let me tell you, it’s hard to come back for sophomore year. I was super excited for everything I was planning on being a part of: I’m the layout editor of the Index (thekzooindex.com), an intern in the Office of … Continue reading

So What’s Your Major?

I got that question a lot this summer. The answer was usually “umm, history. I think.” At Kalamazoo College, we don’t declare a major until the winter of our sophomore year (February 3rd, to be exact). That’s a big contrast … Continue reading