The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of Project Open Voices, a coalition of students providing a platform for open dialogue on campus. Today’s essay is titled “Kenyon Is A Privilege” and was authored anonymously. POV is always accepting new submissions, so if you want to share your story, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can submit by signing into a second email account: email@example.com (password: kenyoncollege). POV meets Saturdays at 4pm in the Bemis music room in Peirce; new faces are always welcome.
In a country where many still don’t have the means or opportunity to go to college, being at Kenyon is a privilege for all of us. Its an amazing school but like all schools it has its ups and downs. One of the most important things I’ve learned after being at Kenyon for almost two years is that there are incredible opportunities here, and if we want to make the best of our time it’s our responsibility to take advantage of these opportunities. Make Kenyon work for you. Like something? Praise it, join it, get others excited about it. Don’t like something about the school? Talk about it, raise awareness, work with others to change it. I have been amazed by the successes of the Project Open Voices because it has not only raised awareness about issues on campus but it has also sparked change with the help of faculty and staff members. One of the greatest things about being in a place like Kenyon is that we have control over our experiences here. We can change things, enjoy things, make a difference.