New Places, New Faces

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As most K students are plunging into First Week, I’m starting the third week of my adventures here in Clermont-Ferrand, France! Here’s a glimpse into what I’ve done so far. 1) Climbed a volcano, watched the sunset, and attended a … Continue reading

Living in Oakland

At the Top

This summer I took on an internship in Oakland, California at AIDS Project of the East Bay. Since I did’t have any nearby relatives to stay with, I ended up subletting a room in a nice part of the city. … Continue reading

Junior Spring

I was recently featured in a really cool video made by my peers Umang and Jose with the song “Happy” by Pharell Williams playing. See if you can find me: Happy Kzoo (hint: 0:37 and 2:02)! As my junior year … Continue reading

Rain in Kalamazoo

Summer has finally laid down its warm, wet sponge of an atmosphere here in Kalamazoo. The days are bright, hot, and muggy, while the nights are often cut by a thunderstorm that makes the mornings cool and refreshing. As a … Continue reading

Seeking Counseling and Avoiding the Stigma

I recently read that 42% of Harvard’s senior class sought out counseling services during their time as students. I am interested to see how many Kalamazoo College students do the same, but I am more interested in why people do … Continue reading

13 Signs That It’s 10th Week

An abnormally high consumption of sweet and fatty foods So many cool events! Anyone and everyone is in the library People are talking about summer in an excited and perhaps slightly intimidated tone Everyone is dreading the amount of work … Continue reading

My Ambiguous and Ambitious Post-Grad Plans

Kalamazoo College’s Class of 2014’s graduation just around the corner, while later than most colleges, it is just as highly anticipated by those participating. Since I’m asked numerous times per day what my plans are post-graduation, I decided to dedicate … Continue reading

Sleeping With Bears

Being from a big city, I don’t have a lot of experience camping; this is something that I’ve been trying to change since I’ve come to college. Over the weekend, the KOC (Kalamazoo Outing Club), led a camping trip to … Continue reading

Organization of the Year: The Index

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Index, I am proud to announce that the Office of Student Involvement awarded us Organization of the Year. I am extremely proud of my staff and thankful to all who made this possible, including many … Continue reading