10 o’clock list: The Best Places to People Watch at Kenyon

People watching isn’t as creepy as it sounds.

As any sociology, psychology, or anth major will tell you (and might explain to you ad nauseum), people and their interactions are fascinating. As Admissions will tell you, people at Kenyon are “quirky.” What admissions won’t tell you, however, is that with roughly 1,600 students, this campus is a bizarre social experiment. Like trashy daytime TV, sometimes you just can’t look away, no matter how hard you try. Here is a list of five places on campus where you can post up with your textbook and a snack so you can quietly observe in a purely non-creepy way.

  1. Middle Path Benches — Middle Path is the main artery of campus. So take a seat on any one of the benches from Bexley to Old Kenyon, and watch all those little red blood cells walk by and interact with each other. I recommend Saturday, Sunday, or Thursday after Halloween from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. if you’re interested in seeing Little Bo Peep, Wonder Woman and a Chilean Miner make the walk of shame back to their dorm (Ed.: I prefer “Stride of Pride”). Continue reading