Kenyon Siblings: The Baldassarres

1460126_10202658214037302_1486955776_n

J.T. and Marie feat. matching flannels

College marks a time in our lives when we’ve left the comfort of our familial homes to brave it by ourselves in the wilds of academia. Some of us are fortunate enough to have a spiritual guide through this process in the form of a sibling. This piece in the seventh in our series of sibling relationships here at Kenyon College. This week I cornered Marie Baldassarre ’17 and J.T. Baldassarre ’20 in Wiggin to talk about Kenyon, their relationship, and their worst fight.

Continue reading

Kenyon Siblings: The Duffys

 

image

look at these kids!

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 sixth in our series on siblings’ relationships in while in college together. This week I got to talk to Michael Duffy ’17 and Kathleen Duffy ’20 about Kenyon, family, and Peirce foods (they could have been mean but they were so nice!).

Continue reading

Kenyon Siblings: The Foxes

Clearly having a ‘family moment’ here.

This is the latest in a planned series on relationships with one’s siblings while in college. In this feature, the Thrill profiles two Kenyon students with a unique connection: they share genetic material! While many of us have college-age siblings, a rare few have the experience of attending the same school. This week, our attention turns to Nat Fox (’16), and Mia Fox (’19). Nat has been the big dog on campus for three years, but this year his territory is being invaded by his sister Mia. I sat down with the pair for a wonderfully sly conversation.

Continue reading

Prospie Legends: What I Thought Kenyon Would Actually be Like

OMG CAN’TTTT WAIIIITTTTTTTTTTT!! (via shiawisdom.com)

Having an older sibling attend Kenyon before me, the college has been a part of my life long before I had the pleasure of meeting any sort of Forbes or Fiske’s.  Although I grew up in a college town, visiting my brother as a sophomore, junior, and senior in high school were my first real interactions with formalized education as an institution/no parents, No Rules. I managed, over a period of a few years, to visit for probably a solid (non-consecutive) week-and-a-half. This also means that I never have been on an official, honest to goodness, prospective-students-come-bring-ya-parents-you-can-hold-this-Kenyon-themed-umbella-if-it’s-raining campus tour. So therefore, my knowledge of Kenyon before coming was extensive if not extremely specific and incredibly subjective to my brothers’ activities on campus. So here are some of the things I took for granted as being 100% true of absolutely ALL Kenyon students as a prospie. Continue reading

Kenyon Siblings: The Lindsays

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.10535562_10152565564142332_9211750099379369721_o

 

This post was coauthored by Kate (’15) and Julia (’18) Lindsay.

Okay, so sometimes we get a lot of shit for only writing about our friends–but today we’re pushing boundaries and writing about ourselves. Read on to learn more about us than you ever wanted to know.

Continue reading