Kenyon is our little home away from home. During these four years, we spend more time overall on campus than we do at home anyways. The people you meet and interact with on a daily basis fill the role of your family. If you think about it in general, it makes sense — we’re dysfunctional and full of angst, yet deep down, we love each other in a weird, warm-fuzzy kind of way. More specifically, many of your Kenyon peers can be assigned specific family roles based on their typical interactions with you. See if your friends fall into any of these potential categories!
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 first in a planned series on relationships with one’s siblings while in college.
I was a little apprehensive to come to the same school as my sister. We’d both gone to the same, small, high school, been involved in the same activities, had the same teachers, even the same friends. My sister and I are very close, but I always felt that I was following in her shadow. Continue reading