Day In The Life: A Middle Path Pebble

Day In The Life: A Middle Path Pebble

In this feature, The Thrill will showcase a typical day of a member of the Kenyon Community: student, faculty, or staff. If you have nominations for people to be showcased, please share them in the comments or email us at thekenyonthrill@kenyon.eduToday, we feature a middle path pebble.

7:00 am The early morning sunlight hits my body. It warms me up from the frost of the night. Such bliss, such tranquility. I am one among brothers, sisters, friends, family and lovers. We all snuggle close as we meet the new day. Hello Kenyon College. It’s me a middle path pebble. Get ready to step into my shoes because I so often end up in yours…

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10 o’clock List: Has THIS Ever Happened to You?


via The Frisky

Man, oh Man! Life can get so frustrating sometimes! Luckily, there’s a cure for that. I don’t know what it is, but it’s probably $29.99 and if you call now you’ll get another one FREE! Now, especially, to deal with the mundanities of Kenyon, let me ask you a question: has THIS ever happened to you?

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What I Learned from a Conversation with the Picketers on Middle Path


Photo credit: Devon Musgrave-Johnson ’19

Today, several sign-touting evangelists preached on Middle Path. This group has come once a semester since my first year at Kenyon. I’ve always avoided them. Still, I had questions: Why do they come to Kenyon? Are they part of a church? If so, which one? Do they visit other colleges? What is their goal in speaking here?

This year, I sought answers.

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What Alumni Miss about Kenyon

With graduation two weeks away, seniors are preparing to say goodbye to the Hill and their time here. Some may be counting down the days with excitement, others with deep existential dread. Above all, these weeks bring a time of reflection on the memories made in their four years. What comes to mind are big moments like First-Year Sing or Senior Soirée, but there are also little moments and details of Kenyon that go unnoticed only until one leaves the Hill. There are smells, sounds, and feelings that don’t exist outside of Kenyon, but it’s hard to put those into words while we’re still here. So, we asked alumni to think deep back into the pockets of their memory and share with us their small moments of nostalgia. The things they didn’t expect to miss about Kenyon, but found themselves longing for anyway. Hopefully, for us still here, we can take a moment to realize these taken for granted aspects and relish them while we can. Below are responses from Alumni.

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This Woman Stands on Middle Path for Two Minutes, and What Happens Next Is Bananas


Hard-hitting. Raw. And 100% real. This morning I stood on Middle Path for two minutes straight (no snack breaks) just because that’s the kind of woman I am. What happened next shook me to my very core. Ladies, this is a must-watch. Everybody else, you can watch too but I was mostly talking to the ladies. Continue reading