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

The SIP: Step One

Whether you choose to go abroad or stay on campus, winter quarter begins the long process of the Senior Individualized Process, or the SIP.    I’ll be honest, I am extremely nervous. During winter quarter it is advised that you … Continue reading

On Missed Opportunities

I hesitate to write another post about being at K while everyone else is abroad, but the reality is that even if you don’t choose to study in another place during your junior year, you will constantly be hearing about … Continue reading

My Adventures in Documentary Filmmaking

One of my favorite classes that I’ve taken at K is Documentary Filmmaking.  It’s a field that is closely tied to my concentration in journalism, and I found that applying the skills I’ve learned in journalism to a genre of … Continue reading

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