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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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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Artist Profile: Roxy Paine

Artist Profile: Roxy Paine

Whether you’ve seen a picture in an email or gone to Gund Gallery to see for yourself, if you’re on the college’s dislist, you know (at least a little bit) about Roxy Paine. The picture in the email shows a security checkpoint: a bin exiting an X-ray machine, the plastic strips that hang at the machine’s tail-end bending as the bin passes through them. But they are not actually plastic, and neither is the bin. Everything is made of wood. Maple to be exact, light in color and naturally stained. The contrast between the object a sculpture depicts and the material it’s made of is integral to Paine’s work.

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Ode to Yak



As the snow descended from the heavens, and the scholarly aura intensified with classes began, Kenyon College as we know it was back in action.

Ever wanted to know what the Kenyon College student population thinks? As we all know, Kenyon College is notorious for our fire Yik Yak game. And with a new semester and new yaks, the creative juices got flowing. So while you’re sadly reentering Olin and accepting your sad, sad fate, take a quick study break and check out these beautiful Haikus compiled by yours truly with the help of the angsty, sad, and occasionally punny Kenyon College Yik Yak.

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Money Magazine: Kenyon’s Application Good News for Low-Income Students

Ransom Hall, the home of Admissions. Via

Money Magazine chimed in on the debate surrounding pricey, elite colleges and universities yesterday. The magazine, part of Time Inc., published an article on April 10th entitled, “Taxpayers Should Stop Subsidizing ‘Country Club’ Colleges.” While the article takes schools such as Washington University in St. Louis to task, it lauds Kenyon for the College’s attempts to diversify its student body. The article reads,

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