We love them, we hate them. Required textbooks are both a necessity and a burden at Kenyon, a reality that we have to face as students here. Textbooks have become a hot topic across the nation, as students and publishing companies face-off in a battle of the budgets. Kenyon is no exception to the ongoing struggle between publishers’ need to compete in a fierce market, which now includes electronic books and sales, and students’ growing reluctance to pay exorbitant fees for books they feel are unnecessary.
It’s the first week of Spring semester, and that means one thing: an influx of Juniors back on the Hill. Returning to Kenyon for the first time in months means that Juniors who studied off-campus must become reacquainted with everything they missed while they were gone. And it’s a wonderful time to reflect on the little things that make Kenyon special.