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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

Robert C. Boruchowitz, Seattle, supervises a summer law student fellowship program at Seattle University and is active in state and national committees on public defense. “I won a case in the Washington Court of Appeals,” Bob updates, “reversing a conviction for an 11-year-old girl because of ineffective assistance of counsel and an erroneous decision by the trial judge.”


Allan L. Maca Jr., New York City, hosts the National Geographic series “Ancient China from Above.” “Episodes premiered worldwide in August and are now streamable,” he informs. “We spent 40 days crisscrossing China; it was a joint effort with Chinese scientists, so we had incredible access. I hope you’ll enjoy the show; let me know what you think!”


“Thankful that packaging is an essential business. We are all still standing despite this crazy year. We now have two of our sons and two sons-in-law working with us.”

Martha Roberts Haddon, Alpharetta, Georgia

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