Meet a PC: Amy Young ’16


Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Amy Young ’16 from Cleveland, OH. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

Cookie pie or giant cookie?

Cookie pie, always. Anything that is closest to actual cookie dough is prime.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

I went to this winery in Canada and just, like, WOW. I don’t even remember exactly what they served, possibly because there was a lot of wine involved, but I would do anything to go back there again.

What’s the last good book you read?

It’s been far too long, but that last great thing I read was actually a play: The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel. A friend recommended it to me, and I thought it was a really poignant piece of theater. I also read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and it was quite something. Both highly recommended.

Why do you love your hometown?

I love the unabashed pride. I’m from Cleveland, and it gets a bad rap most of the time, but my favorite thing is when a friend comes to visit thinking “this is gonna suck” and then I show them around, and they leave thinking “that was actually pretty cool”. I don’t know, I just frickin’ love Cleveland. Must be something in the water.

What’s your favorite place to nap on campus?

My bed. Or anything with an overabundance of pillows and fuzzy things.

What movie have you watched most frequently? 

Pretty Woman – my all time guilty pleasure. Or Anastasia. Because Anastasia.

Why did you become a PC?

I’ve opted to take time off twice, so I can understand what it’s like when things get too hard and how to help people making that choice. Kenyon can be great, and Kenyon can be very challenging. I will drop absolutely anything for someone in need, and it’s amazing to be part of a group that shares that same mentality.

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