I'm Excited to Meet You

First Person: Student Life at Kenyon

Coming here, I was kind of terrified that I wouldn’t have anything in common with my peers. Thankfully, I’ve been proven wrong again and again.


Meet Our Bloggers

  • Emilie

    Emilie Hankla '26

    Emilie is a religious studies and political science double major from Atlanta. She is also a casual photographer, persistently injured runner and a French passport flaunter. 

  • Mia

    Mia Huerta '25

    An English major from Downers Grove, Illinois, Mia is a crochet addict constantly craving new indie music and Wiggins' peach iced tea. 

  • Ellie

    Ellie Kahle '25

    Ellie, a drama  and English major from Columbus, Ohio, is Gap trail superfan, actress and regular at the Peirce allergy line. 

  • Caleb

    Caleb Newman '24

    Caleb is a sociology and political science double major with a concentration in public policy from Arlington, Virginia, who likes to tell a few stories along the way. 

  • Matthew Toth '27

    Matthew, an English and Political Science major from Pasadena, California, is a part-time theater kid and major music nerd who always prefers to sit Old Side at Peirce.

  • Daniel

    Daniel Weiss '24

    Daniel is an anthropology major from Evanston, Illinois, with a passion for pottery and art.

  • Cat

    Cat Yost '26

    Cat is an over-caffeinated live music enjoyer from New York who sleeps 12 hours a night. Loves: Smuggling Peirce desserts and writing music.

  • S. Rida Zaneb '25

    S. Rida Zaneb '25

    A math student from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Rida is deeply addicted to Irish coffee and can be easily identified ranting about an obscure theory or hunched over a laptop crying over code. 

Portraits by Prince Adablah '23 and Ayman Wadud '25.

A Love Letter to Take Five

Take Five launched into the melodic intro for my song and with a deep, steadying breath I filled the empty air with the Spanish words of heartache and desperation that I had been practicing for so many months and listening to for so many years.

Mia Huerta '25

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