What’s In My Bag?

What’s In My Bag?

In this feature, we at The Thrill use investigative journalism to explore what various students of different majors carry around in their everyday life. This week we compare two English majors with a neuroscience major by asking: What’s in your bag?

Hannah Levy ’18: English

“I just want everyone to know how maternally I feel towards my bag.”


What’s in Hannah’s bag?

  • Lighter
  • Ripped up scraps of paper
  • Planned parenthood sticker that fell off her bag
  • Sweatshirt
  • Power adapter she thought she lost
  • Many moleskin journals
  • daily crossword (unfinished)
  • The Contract
  • A galaxy pencil case
  • Notebook
  • Computer
  • Ring she thought she lost
  • One bobby pin
  • Foster by Claire Keegan (overdue library book)
  • Passing by Nella Larsen (due 12/15)
  • Packs of gum people left in her car
  • Stolen pair of headphones
  • Blistex
  • Vaseline

*no keys


Bess “Amelia” Yeager ’20: English

“At least three white boiz have stared at my boobs today. You know who you are. I think it’s cause of my attractive teal backpack.”


What’s in Amelia’s bag?

  • Kenyon College students for Clinton Kaine pin
  • Signed copy of Drown by Junot Diaz
  • Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy
  • Two folders
  • Notebook
  • Planner
  • TI84 calculator
  • Laptop
  • Valuepack of glasses wipes
  • Water bottle with a Bam Bam cat sticker
  • Umbrella*
  • Birth control “shout out to my readers safe sex”
  • Tampon
  • Pad
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Rusty “EDM Greeks on the Hill” pin
  • Keys
  • Headphones
  • Travel pack of tissues

*I was instructed to inform the readers the umbrella was only $11, but has lasted for 11 months. What a steal!


Rachel Arens ’18: Neuroscience

“I have literally nothing in my bag.”


What’s in Rachel’s Bag?

Rachel has literally nothing in her bag.

What does all of this say about Kenyon and the eternal struggle between the arts and sciences? I have absolutely no idea. What I can tell you, is that Rachel has literally nothing in her bag.

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