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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

“We are quite busy in Africa, particularly Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire and Djibouti, supplying our proprietary solar-driven water purification and desalination systems. We’re also active in the Caribbean and Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. I expect to sell my company in the next 18 months and retire but continue as board chair.”

Quentin T. Kelly, Hopewell, New Jersey, founder and CEO of WorldWater and Solar Technologies, Inc.


“After some reflection, my wife and I decided that we were no longer interested in living in the NYC area. I spend most of my time lately painting rooms and having discussions about septic systems. I also bought a chain saw. It’s pretty cool.”

Anthony H. Jones, Naugatuck, Connecticut


Eliza M. Abendroth and Jack Marooney continue to experience political turbulence up close in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, she informs. “I am still at Mathematica Policy Research and working with a group of passionate colleagues to pursue more criminal and juvenile justice work.”

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