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The Dorm Is Where The Heart Is

I remember before coming to Kalamazoo College that one of the first things that everyone wanted to know – complete strangers and family members alike – was what my living situation would be. My plan was always the same, and … Continue reading

Reflection

A lump formed in my throat the morning I had to wave goodbye to my mom from the red bricks of Academy Street. She pulled away in her rental car, waving in the rear view mirror, and I turned around … Continue reading

Good Eats

If you’ve decided to come to K and are anything like me, you may be wondering what food options exist in and around the city of Kalamazoo. Lucky for you, there are a wide variety of places in the city … Continue reading

The Best Way To “Fall” In Love With Kalamazoo

School is back in session, and I can’t believe how quickly the first few weeks of school flew by! Because K College is such an academically rigorous institution, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially during fall quarter since we’re all … Continue reading

Conquering the College Admission Essay

Sometimes the word “essay” conjures up images of a five-sentence, five-paragraph response to a straightforward question. Instead, think of this part of the application as a story you tell about yourself that A) shows the College how well you write, … Continue reading

Entering College with an Undeclared Major

There is a common misconception that students should know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives the moment they step foot on their college campus. In actuality, a large portion of students enter college with … Continue reading

The Kalamazoo College Dictionary

Here at Kalamazoo College, we have a LOT of slang: we abbreviate everything and make up nicknames for what can’t be abbreviated. As upperclassmen, we utilize many of these terms every day—therefore, we’ve compiled a vocabulary list that we think … Continue reading

Ten Tips to Eating Gluten-Free at K

Though I myself do not live by a gluten-free diet, I know there are an estimated three million Americans with celiac disease, a condition which causes adverse reactions to food products with gluten in them, and many more people who … Continue reading