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A Shot of Hope: Patricia Koskei ’21 is vaccinated during Kenyon’s immunization clinic at the Lowry Center in April. (Photo by Brooke LaValley)

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“Everyone benefits if you’re a little bit more compassionate.” — Assistant Professor of English Travis Lau in USA Today, on changes he hopes will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bedroom Pop

With live performances almost impossible during the past academic year, it’s been a tough time for Kenyon’s typically thriving band scene. But even if the Horn Gallery is shuttered, quarantines and quiet periods have done wonders for the burgeoning “bedroom pop” genre of music that lives primarily on the internet.

Case in point: Check out @ohio.martinez on Instagram, the one-woman band alter ego of Dani Martinez ’21, and look for links to her lo-fi, DIY show burn of a debut album, “Sentences and Figurines,” on Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp.


An account was created solely to post pictures
of menus on Instagram so students can know
if it’s worth trudging to Peirce at 10 p.m. for
jalapeno poppers. Oh, and there’s an avatar
of Borat wearing a mankini for some reason.
That’s it. That’s the concept.

Middle Path Catwalk

A year of social distancing and face coverings has made stand-out fashion even more important on campus. How else to make an impression from a safe distance with half your face behind a mask? On Instagram, @kenyonfashion is “dedicated to capturing the various styles of Kenyon,” showing off the bright, creative, fun and fearless sartorial choices of Gambier.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Max D. Reisman, Los Angeles, sold his first movie to Universal Pictures. “This will be all the more exciting once movie theaters exist again!” he jokes.


Frances H. “Corky” Hebert, Lutherville, Maryland, resides near Baltimore, enjoying a sixth year running her flower design company, Petal Pushers. “I am a proud grandmother and enjoy going to visit my kids, who live all over the country!” she reports.


J. Christopher Scott, Columbus, Ohio, and his wife, Susie, sold their home of 31 years to their daughter and built an addition for themselves. “We live here with Betsy and Jeff and their children, Abigail (12) and Emily (7).” After a banking and business career in Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Mexico City, Chris retired from his final position as a mediator for the Better Business Bureau and the Franklin and Delaware county courts. “COVID-19 has been eventful for us, as it has for everyone,” he writes. “As director of the Lower School for the Columbus School for Girls, Betsy had to suddenly implement a virtual education program for 150 students, grades one to five.” Chris described the family’s sheltering in place together: “It was interesting sitting at my desk, listening to the girls doing schoolwork in their respective bedrooms upstairs, Betsy’s school administration from her office and banking business coming from Jeff’s quarters.”

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