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A glimpse into the recording studio for WKCO 91.9 FM, Kenyon College Radio, in Farr Hall. WKCO first entered the airwaves as WKCG in 1946.

Kenyon College Rugby Club (KCRC) members Sadie Richards ’24, Christiane Betfarhad ’26 and Erin Gallagher ’25 go for the ball during practice. KCRC, now a gender-inclusive group, was founded in 1981 as a women’s team.

Audrey Baker ‘25 and her father, Patrick Baker, relax outside Rosse Hall while waiting for the pep band to perform during Family Weekend, in October.

One of Us

Pilot Maria Zarka '16 and her mother recently made aviation history on a first-of-its-kind flight.

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Saving the Swallows

Bryn Savidge ’24 created an interactive coloring book to help kids learn about barn swallows.

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Kenyon in Quotes

"I have often said about death: It’s the one thing that defines us. That struggle to fight it is misplaced. Why not live life the best you can so that when this thing that we all have comes our way, it is not an enemy, but, in fact, can actually be a friend?”

—Ted Walch ’63 in an Aug. 29 interview with NBC’s Today show. Walch died on Sept. 8 at the age of 80. An obituary will run in the next issue of this magazine.

Lost & Found

As leaves change color and start to drop along Middle Path, objects have a tendency to go missing. Thankfully, the campus listservs are there to provide a listening ear for those who have misplaced an item or two (and, on occasion, use it to reconnect the item with its owner). Here are some of this season’s finest lost (and found). 

Homemade pep band T-shirts.
After being labored over in preparation for a Friday afternoon Nerf war on south campus, the garments disappeared from the Watson common room, but were found in time for the foam battle in question. 

A professor’s wedding ring.
Thought to have slipped off its owner’s finger while teaching in the Cheever Room in Finn House, the “simple but broad yellow band” was soon found and returned to its rightful place.

A Beats headphone case at half-occupancy, “with one beat inside.” 
The owner reportedly dropped the Beat (and its case) somewhere on  south campus.

A dark blue newsie hat. 
Initials embroidered on the inside rim, last seen on Middle Path or in the Black Box theater. 

A sentimental pocket knife.
Last seen in Mather or McBride by a member of the maintenance team doing some much-needed restroom repair.

A bicycle, found abandoned 
at the intersection of Gaskin Ave. and New Gambier Rd. To get it back, its owner must call the email sender’s husband and describe the model, before embarking on the long, painful journey of earning back the bike’s trust. 

—Carolyn Ten Eyck '18

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’88

Tara L. Jones, Eugene, Oregon, writes, “What I am loving these days is resuming activities that were restricted during the first two years of the pandemic: going to movies and concerts, eating dinner with friends, in-person practices with the other member of my music duo. I have also returned to composing piano sketches and started a blog.” Join Tara’s mailing list for her latest compositions or subscribe to her blog at taral@efn.org.

’91

Meryl H. Brott, Allston, Massachusetts, updates, “Still living in Boston with my partner Kevin Shanahan and continuing to work for the city of Cambridge DPW Recycling Division. Getting more and more freaked out about the climate and ecological emergency — and still volunteering with Extinction Rebellion. Encourage everyone to join — it’s an international movement (rebellion.global), and we are running out of time. We have a moral obligation to act.”

’15

Kathryn J. Kadleck relocated to Dubuque, Iowa, whose “blissfully hilly landscape and college-town status triggered many fond memories of life on the Hill,” she reports. Kate enjoys the new experiences of night markets, kayaking and walks along the mighty Mississippi.

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