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.

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Prospie Legends: What I Thought Kenyon Would Actually be Like

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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.

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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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Kenyon Siblings: The Fenns

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 third in a planned series on relationships with one’s siblings while in college. I got to know Sarah Fenn ’18 and Caroline Fenn ’16.

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Caroline, left, with Sarah. I guess being adorable runs in the family?

How, if so, did your views of each other change when you got to Kenyon?

Caroline: Well, I was abroad, so it’s only been like a week that we’ve been on campus together.

Sarah: And I don’t even see her that much. If I don’t run in to you it’s kind of like, “Are you in your room?” I don’t know. It hasn’t changed. Continue reading

Kenyon Siblings: The Benzes

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 second in a series of featured siblings at Kenyon. This week we interviewed Cole Benz ’15 and Charlotte Benz ’17 from San Francisco, California.

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Charlotte and Cole in San Francisco (their home!) looking really freaking cute. Cole’s the beardy one.

A few things you didn’t know about the Benz Kidz…

Charlotte, why did you choose Kenyon?

Charlotte: I was deciding between two schools and I did weekend visits for both. Kenyon was on the second weekend and I came for Shock Your Mom. I went with my brother and his friends dressed up as Juggalos and Juggalets. And we have one mother and I think we shocked her together. And I think that really solidified things for me.

Read more about the Benzes after the jump!

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