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7th-Jul-2007 09:46 pm - Want to be a moderator?
books - reading in library
Hey guys,

I graduated in May, so I'm thinking it's time for me to turn this community over to a new leader. It's not that active, but prospies seem to have found it useful. If you're a member of the class of 2008, 2009, 2010, or 2011, and would like to take kenyoncollege over, reply to this post. If I don't hear from anyone, I'll be deleting the comm.

- dreadnought
31st-May-2007 09:09 pm - Creative Writing

I'm going to be a senior in high school this fall, and Kenyon is one on a long list of colleges I'm considering.

Do any of you know anything about the creative writing program?

I want to be able to have a lot of time to write and be critiqued by qualified people who genuinely love writing and know what they're talking about. I don't want to have to muck around with too many tedious required courses that detract from the overall experience. I want to specialize in creative non-fiction.

28th-Jun-2006 01:49 am(no subject)
flowers...a field of them
maybe this is a silly question, but i just got a mailing about some sort of value pak sheets and dorm furnishing stuff and it made me think about bedding. aaah, bedding...
anyway, does anyone know if extra long twin sheets will fit the beds? thanks...
15th-Apr-2006 10:03 pm(no subject)
diner, beauty
hey everyone...
i'm actually absurdly excited to have found the kenyon college community (it's the end of my spring break and i'm getting a little stir crazy, okay?) and i just wanted to say hello, because i'm going to kenyon next year and i am so thrilled. i finally decided, after agonizing for weeks (well, months, if you count the entire college process as one long excerise in agonizing) and i'm just really excited. so thank you to any of you i might have bumped into without knowing it when i visited earlier this week, because everyone i met was friendly and welcoming in this really refreshing way, and i decided that that is what i want to be around for the next four years.

so, i ramble, i know. but thanks, and...hello, i guess.
(oh, my name is sonia, by the way.)
9th-Apr-2006 04:22 am - Class of 2010
books - reading in library
Apparently the acceptance/rejection/waitlist letters have been mailed and received for the class of 2010.

To those accepted: Congratulations! Welcome to life on the Hill. If you have any questions, ask away.

To those rejected: Being rejected from Kenyon is nothing to feel ashamed of. It's been getting more selective every year, and it's incredibly more selective now than it was when I applied (I'm a rising senior). I hope you have a backup choice that you will be happy to attend, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

To those waitlisted: Hang in there! I hope you receive good news soon.

If anyone has any questions, no matter what group you fall into, speak up.
8th-Apr-2006 09:15 pm - Cell Phones
Hello, my name is Will. I'll be attending Kenyon in the fall and I'm very excited about it. However, I have a question about cell phone coverage, or lack thereof. When I visited back in September it seemed that Sprint phones do not get reception in Gambier. Looking at the top four cell phone companies' websites (Cingular, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) it seems that Verizon has the best coverage in the area. I was wondering if anyone could give me first hand information about which companies work best at Kenyon. Thanks.
8th-Apr-2006 12:12 am(no subject)
I suppose this is a somewhat strange question. A friend of a friend told me that Kenyon is one of the most haunted places in Ohio. Is this true?
15th-Mar-2006 06:16 pm(no subject)
Hello, everyone! My name is Amanda, and I will be attending Kenyon College next year. I fell in love with Kenyon very early on, and this love was reaffirmed when I visited the campus a few months ago. I remember feeling like I was walking in England!

I was somewhat skeptical about getting accepted at Kenyon, considering its reputation for being a selective college. I applied ED2 and received my acceptance letter about a month ago. Even then, I didn't want to get my hopes up, because there was no way I could pay for tuition without financial help! Very luckily, I received a considerable amount of financial aid.

I have no idea what to expect at Kenyon in terms of the courseload, but in the ideal situation, I would be double-majoring in Modern Languages and Literatures (studying German and Russian) and mathematics, with a minor in music.

A lot of my questions have already been answered in previous entries, but there is one burning question in my mind. Whenever I tell people that I will be attending Kenyon, a frequent reaction is, "Oh, you're probably going to have to get used to being around spoiled, rich kids." Now, inevitably, I'm sure there will be some students there who are very well-off. But do I need to be worried about this?

Someone told me that there are a lot of vegetarians on campus. (Though, frankly, I don't know what "a lot" is defined as.) Personally, I am not a vegetarian, but I'm just curious if there is any truth to this.

Thank you in advance for any information you could offer!
26th-Feb-2006 02:36 am - Hello.
Early prospie here. Here is an obligatory survey.

Eight Questions of Doom:
1. What is your favorite thing about Kenyon?
2. Academics- any general criticisms or complements?
3. What do you not like about Kenyon? How often do people complain?
4. Anyone take Anthropology or Religious Studies? If so, opinions? How about Creative Writing or Music? How difficult is it to get into ensembles or fiction classes?
5. What's the religious majority? Is religion a social aspect at all?
6. Besides studying, what do you do around campus?
7. How often does it rain?
8. Why do you think you got into Kenyon?

Thank you muchly!
6th-Jan-2006 09:30 pm(no subject)
I am a current high school senior, and Kenyon hopeful (a Kenyon very hopeful, truth be told) from Kentucky. I made two campus visits and, on my first, I interviewed with a senior. This fall I received a letter from the admissions office that said: "Before leaving Kenyon, Amanda Lert (my interviewer) handed me a list of favorite interviews from my travel area. She requested that I keep in contact with you and assured me that you are someone who "would make a definite impact at Kenyon." "

Throughout the whole admissions process I've tried to not be too cynical, and at the same time keep realism in the picture, thus my dilemma: do those of you who've gone through the process think this is on the level, or nothing more than a formality or mass mailing type deal? Did anyone else receive a similar letter?

Again, I don't want to sound like a skeptic because I want nothing more than to attend Kenyon next fall, but at the same time not investing too much would help if things don't pan out. Anyway, thanks for any help, and I promise, should I end up at Kenyon I won't pollute the place with the level of neurosis found in this entry. The college application process seems to bring it out in the best of us.
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