The last (free) weekend of fall in the Zoo

Every weekend, my suitemates and I spend Sundays doing homework in the lounge and then catching up on our Netflix queue so that on Saturdays, we can have as much fun as possible.  Since I’ve lived in Kalamazoo for 19 … Continue reading

Settled In

I can say with complete certainty now that I am settled in to my sophomore year at Kalamazoo College. I do have to say, though, that it was a bit of a process. Since I’m from out of state, I … Continue reading

My Halloweek at K

It’s 7th week here at K, which means the stress of midterms has died down and the stress of finals is peeking around the corner.  However, since this week was also Halloween, there was plenty of time to relax and … Continue reading

Nude Beach

On the first day of my study abroad program, my program director drew a circle on a whiteboard and then another larger circle around it. “This is your comfort zone,” she said pointing to the smaller circle. “This,” she said … Continue reading

More in Four: A Reality Check

I recently wrote an editorial in the Index about the implications and the detriments that the College’s slogan “More in Four. More in a Lifetime.” imposes on the students. In the article, I mentioned how stressful it can be as … Continue reading

Living in Varanasi!

Hindi is going very well – I can already manuever my way around the city by auto-rickshaw, ask for prices (everyone always overcharges us – auto drivers charge us 200 rupee when it should be 30, but we know better!), … Continue reading

Living With a Family Again

For the last year I′ve been living semi-independently away from my family in Kalamazoo College, New York and Madison, studying, working and perfecting the art of cooking rice. I′ve grown accustomed to it, and it′s been rewarding look into the … Continue reading

The Newsroom

On a Monday afternoon, the newsroom at Kalamazoo College is quiet, except for the tapping on the keys of my laptop and the voice of Alex Turner, lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, streaming out of the speakers of the … Continue reading

First Week of Study Abroad in India

Namaste! There are six of us K students that are studying abroad in India and we have just settled into our site at NIRMAN in Varanasi. We spent a couple of days in Delhi and Agra to see and experience … Continue reading

Summertime in the Zoo

For the first time in my three years at K College, I am here in the city of Kalamazoo without homework, without classes, without stress and with free time. It’s unheard of! During the academic year, K’s campus is buzzing … Continue reading