Everyone knows Kenyon is pretty. Middle path, trees that change color sometimes: we get it, okay? But there are some hidden treasures on campus that even the most knowledgeable upperclassman may not have heard of. Things so shiny and beautiful that you just want to shout “That thing is so shiny and beautiful!” I dug deep for this post, guys. Buckle up your big kid pants, because these heretofore unknown secrets are going to blow much more than your socks off. Behold, the hidden gems of Gambier:
- This gem
Located next to Kenyon’s Church of the Holy Spirit, this gem is hard to find, nestled in grass next to the sidewalk. A great spot for a photo op, it is sure to bring joy to anyone who spots it!
2. This other gem
3. This third gem
Everyone always flocks to Wiggin Street Coffee for the hot drinks and bustling atmosphere, but did you know that buried deep inside one specific, seasonally appropriate pumpkin cookie there lies a hidden gem of Gambier?
4. Yet another gem
Samuel Mather Hall was erected in 1925, yes, but were you aware that a treasured spot is squirreled away in the etching of the date itself?
5. One final gem
Water: the salt of the earth. But what if I told you that the water fountain located in Manning Residence Hall contains so much more than just liquid? Apart from your generic bacteria clusters, this metal contraption houses the fifth and final hidden gem of Gambier. Game changer, mi amigo. Game. Changer.