My Elementary School Journal: A Kenyon Story

Our younger selves were both profound and innovative, and this feature is dedicated to highlighting those brilliant minds and memories.

Happy holiday from young Zoe Smith '15.

Happy holiday from young Zoe Smith ’15.

We are headed into finals week, and it is time. It’s crunch time, it’s nap time, and it’s high time that I actually got all of that work done. As the French-Canadian pop quintet Simple Plan once crooned, “I’m just a kid, and life is a nightmare/I’m just a kid, I know that it’s not fair.” Unfortunately, as most of us here are 18 and older, the “I’m just a kid” excuse doesn’t exactly apply anymore. You can, however, derive some quiet joy during finals time by reading through some of the younger writing of Kenyon students, and taking a moment to reflect on simpler times:

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