Kenyon Doppelgangers: Liam Reilly ’17 and Oubadah Alwan ’18


Reilly ’17 (left) and Alwan ’18 (right)

Dear readers, we have a fantastic treat for you today – another pair of Kenyon doppelgangers.  Liam Reilly, is a sophomore from Brooklyn, NY, and his new found twin is Oubadah Alwan, a first year from Claremont, CA – a fact which I knew, but had to ask Oubadah for the umpteenth time.

When I was assigned this article, I immediately sent the two an email, congratulating them on their selection as this week’s featured twins.  I arranged a time and place to meet them, where I asked them very invasive questions (i.e. what’s your favorite ice cream flavor?), made them take a personality test, and took pictures of them.

The results of the personality test were interesting, to say the least.  While they scored very differently on four of the five categories, both Oubadah and Liam scored very high on Openness to Experience – “this suggests a general appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination, curiosity, and variety of experience.”  This makes sense as the two of them both play an instrument and showed interest in being a part of this article.  It took great bravery and spirit.

I know everyone is wondering what type of ice cream Oubadah and Liam enjoy, and I shan’t hold you in anticipation any longer.  Liam enjoys a nice bowl of mint chocolate chip oreo, put into the microwave for a short amount of time.  Oubadah, on the other hand, will partake in a bowl of cookie dough ice cream and is very confused by sticking ice cream in a microwave.

Finally, I will leave you with two quotes by these nice gentlemen.  I asked them for a fun fact and these are the responses I got:

  • Oubadah: “Everything about me is fun.”
  • Liam: “I sleep talk a lot.”


Well, there you have it folks.  Liam Reilly and Oubadah Alwan.  Go friend them on Facebook, or something.  They’re cool.



What a pair of studs



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