We think, therefore we write.

Kenyon students have a lot to say, so they write — with imagination, thoughtfulness and care. Read their takes on what it’s like to live and learn in Gambier, Ohio, and learn more about writing at Kenyon.

The sprawling fields and open sky are the ‘almost there’ of Kenyon.

Emma Sniegowski '18 French, Chinese and international studies major, Philadelphia

Walking home, late at night, I was never alone on Middle Path, even at 2 a.m. There was always another student, always someone who'd just finished a paper or test, trudging home to bed.

Carolyn Ten Eyck '18 English major, Framingham, Massachusetts


“A Lesson in Taxidermy”

I’m struck with my first real twinge of sadness, and I have to stop my inspection a moment. We are — were — in the same phase of life, two girls on the precipice of adulthood. She, a fierce predator swooping over golden farm fields under the wide Midwestern sky; me, a budding scientist working in her first research lab. It’s pure serendipity that she is my first specimen, though it feels almost like fate. But that isn’t a very scientific way of thinking.

Sarah Jean McPeek ’19 Biology Hanover, New Hampshire

We flood through the Peirce doors and carefully part around the seal. As we eat, I try to catch every last one of their words, fearing my friends might all disappear back into June and July.

Emilie Hankla ’26 Atlanta, Georgia,  "Through the Window"