Meet an SMA: Maggie Perkins ’20

The Thrill spotlights a Sexual Misconduct Advisor regularly to raise awareness about the resources available to survivors of sexual assault. Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help. Today, we’re featuring Maggie Perkins.

unnamedMaggie Perkins, ’20 Drama Major

What is your best Peirce hack?

This wasn’t a hack so much as the most special thing that has ever happened to me in Peirce, but one time I was talking about panini pressing my cookie and one of the AVI workers offered to put my cookie in the pizza oven instead and it really changed me forever.

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

There is this one spot when you walk out of the back door of the Bolton Theater and up the road toward the swing behind Leonard where there is the most picturesque view of the hills and fields out over the KAC. I always stop for a moment just to breathe it in.

What has been the most rewarding class you’ve taken at Kenyon?

I’ve taken Chinese for all four semesters I’ve been at Kenyon, and every first day of class I think I’m in way over my head and then at the end of the semester I come out feeling much more confident. It feels good to do well in a class that scares you.

If you were a candy what would you be?

I’ve always thought the little cartoons on a nerds box are really funny and weird and I like to think I’m at least I’m a little funny and weird too, so probably Nerds

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What’s one item you always have with you?

I really really tried to think of an answer that was not my phone and almost lied and said my water bottle but it’s my phone and I’m sorry for answering in the most generic way.

Do you believe the Kenyon ghost stories?

One hundred percent.  Ghosts are real. Change my mind.

Why did you want to be become an SMA?

There were so many reasons I wanted to become an SMA, but the biggest one was that I wanted to help people. I wanted a way to remind students going through anything that they aren’t alone and there are people who will listen to you. Last year, I always took note of who had an SMA or a PC pin on their backpack and it made me feel safe just knowing there were people to talk to. I wanted to be a part of the web of support on this campus.

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