My Elementary School Journal: A Kenyon Story Vol. IV

My Elementary School CD Case: when my dog phase collided with my collage phase.

My Elementary School CD Case: A Dog Collage Story

When we were younger, we had hopes and fears. Our tiny hands clasped onto whatever we could gather about life, and we held on to those scraps of information like they were absolute truth. Part of me is still a little convinced that the kidnapper from Oliver and Company might be living in my attic, because my brothers told me he was hiding out there when I was three. But as we get older, we learn important things like “Disney villains don’t exist in real life” and “you won’t explode if you drink diet coke and Mentos.” Suddenly we find ourselves at Kenyon, and it’s time to apply all those lessons. Here are some words of wisdom that these Kenyon students have gathered over the years:

Anna Wilhelm ’13:

In these entries, young Anna considers both ax murderers and the wonders of flight:

"I heard a rumor if you turned off the light and said bloody mary 12 she would appear. then she would come and chop your head off with a ax!"

“I heard a rumor if you turned off the light and said bloody mary 12 she would appear. then she would come and chop your head off with a ax!”

Anna Wilhelm gravaty keeps me down

“I wish… I could fly but I can’t it would be nise. I could zoom over pepole and fly but gravaty keeps me down.
The end.”

Lauren Amrhein ’13:

Lauren wrote these patriotic haikus in response to the events of 9/11:Lauren Amreihn Journal

Elizabeth Gambal ’14:

Elizabeth explains her entry: “I was in 4th grade and it was the night before my first overnight school trip that was going to Williamsburg, VA… Fortunately I survived it.” You go, EGG.

EGG journal

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