It’s a new semester. A new year. And a new decade. And with all this newness, the Monday Catchup is under new management. My management! With the first week of the semester under our belts, there is much to discuss. For me personally, the past week has been marked by speed walks to the registrar, a long-awaited reunion with the deli’s Mickey Eggs, and an ongoing inner monologue about whether or not I’m “built for a sorority.” For my peers and I, falling back into our Kenyon routines in this new year meant a year of firsts, including:
- Toasting my first Peirce bagel of the semester, which I burnt, but ate anyway and insisted to all of my friends that “I didn’t mind it crispy.”
- My first post-class panicked phone call to my mom, which began with me questioning if I should drop out of college and live in the forest listening to folk music, and ended with me sitting in the Gunderdome reading Romanticist poetry while listening to folk music. So, like, almost the same thing.
- My first “wow, Kenyon is really like that” moment of the semester, which dawned on me after watching the boys on my floor play Strip Smash Bros.
With each first, I get increasingly excited for the moments to come. Here’s to another great semester in the liberal arts institution that I can always count on to serve me nothing short of comedic gold. In that spirit, here are some events coming up on campus this week:
- Kenyon Jazz faculty combo performance (Tuesday @ 7, in Peirce Pub)
- Kenyon College men’s basketball game vs Hiram College (Wednesday @ 7, in Tomsich Arena)
- Natalie Shapero Kenyon Review reading (Thursday @ 4:30, in Finn House Cheever Room)
- Drama thesis performance of “Five Flights” by Adam Bock (Friday @ 8, in the Hill Theater)