Tag Archives: academics

The end (of sophomore year) is near

After an extremely busy winter quarter and a less-than-relaxing spring break, spring quarter is finally here.  I’ll admit, I’ve been dreading the year passing so quickly, but spring quarter is a great time on campus. The snow melts from the … Continue reading


There are two scary things that happen in winter quarter when you’re a sophomore: First of all, you have to decide if you’re going on study abroad, and if you are, where and for how long. Study abroad happened to … Continue reading


The title of this post is simple, because no grammatical modifier in the English language can do justice to the Senior Individualized Project or SIP (pronounced like the verb, never the acronym). However, the SIP, unlike the title of this … Continue reading

Bringing the World Back to K

Now that spring quarter is finally here, campus is starting to get busier for numerous reasons:  spring is just around the corner (although Michigan weather likes to hide the high temperatures until the last possible minute), anxious seniors are starting … Continue reading

Winter Recovery, Spring Renewal

I seemed to have blinked and my well-needed Spring Break was over, but now that I’m settled into my newly organized room with an overview (in syllabus form) of what the rest of the term will look like and a … Continue reading

Staying on top of ninth week

This is my second Ninth Week.  Classes are wrapping up, finals are due in two weeks, and, more importantly, spring break is two weeks away.  This quarter I feel more prepared for the notoriously stressful two weeks ahead of me, … Continue reading


It’s a beautiful day in Kalamazoo. The sun is shining, the ground is covered with snow, and the students of Kalamazoo are eager to learn as eighth week begins. Professor Amelia Katanski recently invited Dr. Martin Reinhardt of Northern Michigan … Continue reading

Fifth week is the same in every country.

There are few things more dreaded than the infamous fifth week at Kalamazoo College. Midterms, exams, and events all seem to collide around fifth week and even though you know it’s coming, there is no way to avoid it. Fourth … Continue reading