Winter Safety Tip: Glasses

Be careful, or this could happen to you. (via

Be careful, or this could happen to you. (via




If any of these applied to you, then we have an important safety announcement for you.

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10 o’clock list: Glasses Seen Around Campus

You crazy kids just can’t seem to stop losing your glasses! Every week, another “lost glasses” allstu finds its way into my inbox. “Blah, blah, blah, I left my glasses in Sam Mather.”  “Wah, wah, wah, my beloved Warby Parkers have gone rogue.” Tell me, how do you lose something integral to your ability to see? Though I understand that the resultant sight barrier seriously impedes owners’ lost glasses recovery process, I believe another glasses issue is at play: similarity of frames.  All prescription wearing Kenyon students have one of five frames. Though this does not increase my sympathy toward glasses-losing individuals, I do think it is a topic worthy of further exploration. Below are the five types of frames all Kenyon students have for their eye-glasses.

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Kenyon Doppelgängers: Will Ahrens ’15 and Nathan Huey ’13

Look at those matching profiles!

Look at those matching profiles!

The road to Will Ahrens’ and Nathan Huey’s doppelgänger status is a winding one. As of very recently you may have walked past the two of them without much of a second look, only quickly stopping to marvel at the fleeting similarities of their facial shape. However, things quickly took a turn for the better when Huey chopped off his rambunctious, curly locks for a more Ahrens style close cut look. Now the two guys could practically be twins. Continue reading

The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did: Not Get Glasses Sooner

Middle Path: Before and After

Pre-glasses, I used to think Middle Path was riddled with screaming mummies.

Every time I would hear somebody gush about how “absolutely breathtaking” Kenyon’s campus is, I would laugh. “The Picturesque Middle Path?” More like “the crappy amateur watercolor painting of a path.” Clearly, these folks were looking at the world through a different lens than I was. I just couldn’t see what others saw about this place. It wasn’t until after a routine traffic stop and a fat $400 ticket that I realized I literally could not see.

“It says here that you’re not supposed to be driving without corrective lenses. You’re aware of that, right?”

“Wait, that’s what it says on the back of my license!? They really should’ve put that in larger print, officer!”

“Step out of the car, sir…”

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Kenyon Doppelgängers: Natalie Reneau ’15 and Luis Rodriguez-Rincon ’13

“LOL we look v. v. similar.” “LOL I kno.”

Gender isn’t enough to separate these two lookalikes. With their matching glasses, sandy-brown shoulder-length locks and prominent, regal jawlines, Reneau ’15 and Rodriguez-Rincon ’13 are frequently mistaken for one another in the servery. [By me, at least — I’ve definitely poked Rodriguez-Rincon in the back at the coffee station more than once thinking he was Reneau, and I know I’m not the only one.]

These tall, neutral-tone-attired twins-from-afar met up for a brief photo shoot in Peirce last night, where I peppered them with awkward statements about how alike they look and they both agreed that they “kind of see it.” Alas, Rodriguez-Rincon was running late for a Fiesta dinner, so the two only had time for a quick chat — still, I expect to see them rocking matching plaid flannels and riding a tandem bicycle around Gambier within the week.