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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

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