Mistakes to Make/Avoid While Abroad


“Thanks to my time abroad, I came to understand perspectives I’d never considered and make connections with others in a whole new way! I can only describe it as life changing.”                ~Elana Spivack ’17 after taking a picture with this cat in Morocco

You just came back from abroad. We get it. You’re a different person. You had an amazing experience. You expanded your horizons. You really grew as a human because now you know that you’re allergic to octopus. None of those testimonies will help me figure out whether I should hook up with the pretentious albeit hot local from my clase de filosofia, eat borscht before or after drinking vodka, or try to raise a stray Mexican cat on the DL.

Griffin Burrough ’18 presents some of the nitty gritty from his fall semester abroad in Copenhagen–notably his trip to Russia. Learn from his mistakes: either to repeat or avoid them.

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COME HERE FOR FREE FOOD AND GOOD ART: The Creative Writing Senior Seminar Presentation


Photo credits: Prof. Lewis Hyde; edited by Katherine Connolly

Writing’s really amazing because you don’t need any formal education to be a writer.

Seven students decided to pursue a creative writing degree anyway. At 5 p.m. today in Cheever Room of Finn House (the yellow house next to the post office), the Creative Writing Senior Seminar (myself included) will be reading excerpts from our creative capstone projects in completion of the Creative Writing Emphasis. There will also be refreshments!

To give you a taste of what we’ll be reading, here’s my summary of the work in clickbait form:

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10 o’clock List: Kenyon’s Best Trees



Treet yo’self                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo credit: Alex Contreras ’17

We can take a lesson from trees. They’re tall. Resilient. They grow they way I’d like to grow: slowly, constantly, earnestly. We must accept diversity as trees do: deciduous, conifer, ficus, bonsai. We must learn to change with the seasons, and shed our precious leaves that inevitably die come autumn. We should all be so lucky to develop xylem and phloem. We all must learn to inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. That’s not a metaphor; we should literally do that.

These are some of my favorite trees on campus. Go spend some quality time with them.

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Kenyon-Brand Perfumes and Colognes


Courtesy of Ryan Mizard/Instagram/Daily Mail

You know what stinks? The election. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

You know what else stinks? Me, because I’ve been too depressed to shower. Bet you didn’t see that one coming–seriously, I bet you guys couldn’t even tell. All because I’ve been disguising my B.O. with the potent power of Kenyon Scent Perfumes and Colognes of the Kokoscent Kollection. Check out these bad boys to drown your sorrows–and your senses!

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