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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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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

Richard K. Lincoln Jr. updates, “After almost five years living and traveling on our boat, Apricity, we have returned to a terrestrial life. We have settled in southeastern Massachusetts, and I plan to re-enter the workforce in the coming months. After a life mostly without seasons for the past four years, I am looking forward to New England’s seasonal changes.”


Frances J. Alston, Washington, D.C., was married Oct. 21, with Isobel C. Rosenberg as maid of honor and Margaret L. “Greta” Greising ’16 a bridesmaid. “I teach fourth grade at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in Alexandria, Virginia,” Frances writes. “Many D.C. Kenyon pals were in Cleveland this past summer to celebrate the marriage of former Zeta Madelyn K. Cook ’17! We stopped at Kenyon on the way, and it was wonderful to visit the VI and other old stomping grounds. It’s been a year of weddings, reunions and big life changes, but having my Kenyon friends has made it so much more fun and memorable!”


Molly E. Loggins and Christopher L. Loggins ’08 took their sons Christopher (6) and Jeremiah (1) to Homecoming. “We had an absolute blast! It was great to be on campus after not getting back for several years.”

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