What’s in My Bag?

In this feature, we at The Thrill explore what different students of different majors carry around in their everyday life.  Today’s post features  English, Biology, Psychology, and Drama majors, and their answers are more interesting than you might initially imagine…

James Wojtal ’18: English Major

"I usually have more stuff in than this!" (editor's note: he already had a lot of stuff.)

“I usually have more stuff in than this!” (editor’s note: he already had a lot of stuff.)

What’s in James’ Bag?

  • One Latin binder
  • Two copies of Seam by Tarfia Failzullah
  • Many various loose poems including: “Eros Turannos” by Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Katrina” by Patricia Smith, and “From Reaching Guantanamo” by Solmaz Sharif
  • De Bello Gallico by Julius Caesar
  • A beaded bracelet given to him by a five-year-old
  • Chapstick
  • Various pens and pencils
  • Kenyon Literary Festival Schedule of Events
  • Gregory of Tours’ History of the Franks
  • A computer charger
  • Emergen-C
  • A crisp one dollar bill
  • A planner
  • His personal journal
  • Aveeno moisturizer
  • One dead spider (location unknown, but it’s definitely there)


Lauren Michael ’17: Biology Major 



“I take my backpack literally everywhere–hence all the survival gear and such.”

What’s in Lauren’s Bag?

  • A rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Headphones
  • Advil
  • Gerber multi-tool (Editor’s note: here’s a link to one in case you don’t know what that is. I didn’t)
  • Water bottle with duct tape around it, in case she ever needs duct tape
  • Kenyon hat
  • Head lamp
  • Insects Biology book

Jalon Eason ’17: Psychology Major, Chemistry Minor


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What’s in Jalon’s Bag?

  • Highlighters
  • Social Psych notebook
  • Learning and Motivation Psych notebook
  • Psych textbook
  • Laptop
  • Chamber Singers and Op Shop music folder
  • Phone charger
  • Portable battery charger


Natasha Preston ’17: Drama Major



What’s in Natasha’s Bag?

  • Laptop
  • Laptop cover
  • Headphones
  • Danse Macabre book
  • Moonchildren script
  • History of Modern Palestine book
  • Ballet and modern dance book
  • Dance notebook
  • Planner
  • Writing journal
  • Sunglasses
  • Pens
  • Tissue container
  • A bandaid
  • Glue
  • Altoid smalls wintergreen mints
  • Burts bees lip shimmer in “fig,”
  • Revlon lipstick in “wine with everything”
  • L’Occitane hand lotion


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