The Buddy System: Crozier’s Got Your Back!

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Hey, Kenyon! In light of recent events, a lot of students have expressed feelings of fear and discomfort traveling into Mount Vernon/the Knox County area alone, as well as walking around campus at night. Crozier got wind of this and has decided to set up a Buddy System! Their goal is to ensure the safety and comfort of anyone who might feel uncomfortable going places by themselves. In other words, they’re going to make sure we all have someone to swim with if need be! Thanks, Crozier!

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Kenyon Siblings: The Williamsons

College is a stage of our lives where we are often removed from our families for the first time, but this is not always so. Many of us have siblings here, or at other schools, with whom we share very close bonds, experiences, academic interests and even professors. This piece is the fourth in a planned series on relationships with one’s siblings while in college. This week I interviewed Mariah Williamson ’16 and Matt Williamson ’18.

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Mariah, left, with Matt. Both looking fly as hell.

How did each of you end up choosing Kenyon?

Mariah: I was recruited for the swim team, and then picked Kenyon after my recruit trip. Matt came to visit with my parents and liked the campus and team enough that he decided to come on a recruiting trip as well.

Matt: Both of us are swimmers who really wanted to continue to compete at a high level in college. At the same time we both are very serious students and have very eclectic academic interests. I think once Mariah originally found out about Kenyon, and specifically that it would be a place that would provide her (and eventually me) a chance to do both these things, there was really no other place that could compete.

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