Kenyon Siblings: The Inciardis

img_6637-e1517966967492.jpgThis piece is the latest in a series on relationships between siblings who not only came out of the same womb but also came to live on the same campus. It’s Kenyon Siblings and this week I got to talk to Ana Inciardi ’19 and Alex Inciardi ’21 about singing, surprises, secret societies, sculptures and of course, being sisters.

Alex, why did you choose Kenyon and how did having Ana here influence your decision to come to Kenyon?

Alex: When I would come and visit her I would just be totally comfortable here. It was all just normal to be in Olin or Peirce with Ana’s friends. I came to visit four times in two years. The first time I saw the Owl Creek’s Concert I was like okay, yeah I should go here.

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10 o’clock list: Research Papers You Write in College that Annoy Your High School-Aged Sister

Going home for break is mostly an exercise in figuring out how to complain about your homework without actively alienating your entire family. Like, you want to moan about the books and papers you need to take care of, but, also, will your grandparents freak out if they know you’re spending 14 hours a week learning about reggae music and mystical Judaism? When the spines of 2/3 of your break books read “The History of Sexuality”, the family room can turn into a family conflict room in an instant. But, clueless olds aside, it’s the high school-aged siblings you really need to be concerned about. If you let your little sister find out that you’re writing your final research paper on the Clique series, she may throw a temper tantrum, declare life to be totally unfair and announce she’s dropping out of high school. To avoid the hysterics, remind her that she needs to graduate high school before she can have fun in college — and never, ever show her this list.  Below, a list of real paper topics dreamt up by real Kenyon students.

  1. Parallels Between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Chaucer’s “A Pardoner’s Tale”- This paper is the summation of “going to Kenyon” in the minds of all high schoolers. Continue reading