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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

Asking Questions and Seeking Answers

Upon graduating high school, it felt as though everyone and their grandmother had a bit of wisdom to impart before I entered the next “chapter” of my life (the “real world,” some people called it, as if everything up to … Continue reading

Just Do It: Advice to Incoming Students

In the year leading up to leaving for college, much of your time is spent preparing for the changes to come: organizing and packing up your belongings for a dorm room, looking through course catalogs to choose what classes you … Continue reading

Health is Wealth

One of the biggest things I struggled with during my high school career was figuring out when to keep pushing myself on assignments and when to realize I was absolutely drained and needed to give myself a break. In my … Continue reading

Something Lost but Something Gained

Quite recently, my grandfather unexpectedly passed away. This, of course, was and continues to be incredibly difficult on both myself and my family, but it was especially tough as a first-year student in only her second trimester at a fast-moving … Continue reading

Helping Hands

Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help because we develop such a strong sense of pride and we don’t want to do anything to ruin that. In high school I had grown comfortable when asking for help, knowing what teachers … Continue reading