Meet an SMA: Julia Weinberg ’17

The Thrill regularly spotlights a Sexual Misconduct Advisor 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. Today, we’re featuring Julia Weinberg! Stay safe, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

IMG_1628 (1).jpg

Julia Weinberg ’17. Photo taken by Clara Mooney ’17.

 

Continue reading

Advertisements

Meet a DA: Rita Carmona ’19

unnamed.jpg

Rita Carmona (far right) and cousins

The Thrill spotlights a Discrimination Advisor regularly to raise awareness about the resources available to students on campus in relation to issues of discrimination.  They have weekly Office Hours they announce via email and can also be reached at any time using this form. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help. Today, we’re featuring Rita Carmona ’19.

If you were a fruit, which would you be and why?

A pomegranate because they’re really pretty, and not that I’m as pretty as a pomegranate but if we get to pick our destinies then yea, I’d want to be a pretty pomegranate.
What’s a book that really changed the way you see things?
Panther Baby by Jamal Jospeh.  It taught me a lot of the Black Panther party and a side of the Black Power movement I’d had a really skewed version of before.  It was really important to me for understanding social justice and what I wanted the world I live in to look like.
What’s your favorite Peirce dessert?
CHEESECAKE PLEASE MAKE MORE
If you had to give a one hour presentation during common hour, what would you do?
I think it would be about food.  Food is so important to me and it upsets me when people just look at is a biological thing we need for nourishment.  Food is culture and the way we live our lives is so set around what we eat.  People need to recognize the way food is important to our minds and well-being in a way that’s not just calorie intake but cultural understanding and a feeling of comfort and safety.
What did you think about this morning while you walked to your first class?
I was listening to a podcast about how to love and this girl does all this math to find her husband, and I was thinking about how maybe love is just like a math problem which would be nice because it would be simpler, but then I’d be screwed because I’m really terrible at math.
What’s the most exciting thing you’re learning right now?
I’m learning about modern Spanish American poetry and how revolutionary it was/is.  It’s helped me learn a lot about Latino culture and why it is the way it is.  It explains my mom and dad’s attitudes a lot and has helped me see the power of one person and their words.
What’s the most exciting thing you’re learning right now?
I’m learning about modern Spanish American poetry and how revolutionary it was/is.  It’s helped me learn a lot about Latino culture and why it is the way it is.  It explains my mom and dad’s attitudes a lot and has helped me see the power of one person and their words.
Why do you love Kenyon?
I love the community. I love the people that I’ve met that listen to me and help me feel apart of something.  It’s great seeing people you know all the time and having a place where you feel comfortable.
Why did you become a DA?
My identities are really important to who I am and the ways that I’ve explored that and grown into the person I am today is because of understanding them.  If I hadn’t had the people in my life that allowed me to explore those parts of me without malice, I wouldn’t be comfortable in my own skin.  I know for a lot of people college is the place where they explore their identities and I want Kenyon to be a place that people can do that freely without fear.

 

Meet a PC: Emily Fritze

945258_989004104520559_927135100425598100_n.jpg

Emily Fritze ’19

Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Emily Fritze ’19.  Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

Continue reading

It’s Practically Summer!

 

parenttrap1998lindsaylohan-990x580.jpg

Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan in the 1998 Masterpiece The Parent Trap, but also a candid shot from any common space at Kenyon

Cries of, “I don’t want to be here!” and “Why?” stir the Olin air; restless, kicking tantrums mark the gravel of Middle Path; hands and jowls are left sticky and unwashed after copious amounts of fruit snacks. “Finals,” we grumble, but I see childish beginnings. We’re filling our noggins with knowledge that will ideally lead us to a successful adulthood, but it’s clear that our social graces and customs can’t keep up, rendering us no more than big, hairy kids in a year-long sleepaway camp.

I, like many others, spend my summers as a counselor waving my arms and shout-singing for the sake of the children. And though I am far from the first to draw comparisons between Kenyon and summer camp, it feels especially fitting in this time of desperation to look back on some sun-soaked memories and realize that perhaps we are not so far from happiness as we imagine! There are elements of that childhood escape all around us, let’s check ’em out:

Continue reading

Meet a PC: Billy Weber ’18

unnamed.jpg

Billy smiles

Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Billy Weber ’18.  Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806

Continue reading

Musician Profile(s): Comps Extravaganza

13139246_955100547942040_1917669224304209050_n.jpg

Katherine Connolly ’17 conducting an ensemble that’s having a great time

Drumming at the VI.jpg

Tom Cox ’17 playing drum set at the VI to a crowd that’s having a great time (photo by Emma Brown ’17)

This is a series in which we interview a student musician and talk about their involvement in music writing and performance. Today, we have a special profile about three superstars: Katherine Connolly ’17, Tom Cox ’17, and Andrew Perricone ’17, who all speak on their upcoming music comps.  Know a musician you want to see interviewed? Comment below!

Continue reading

Kenyon Siblings: The Sawayas

image4.JPG

Dounia and Ambert making their parents proud

Two years apart, Ambert (’17) and Dounia (’19) Sawaya have never shared a dorm room here at Kenyon, but they do share the same mom. By some stroke of chance ended up in front of me in the Peirce atrium. It’s not too often that siblings have the chance to share their college experience, so I was jazzed to sit down and chat with these womb-mates about the wonders of living on the hill alongside a brother or sister. This piece is the eighth in our series of sibling relationships here at Kenyon College. Continue reading