Class of 2015
Major — Political Science
Hometown — Atlanta
Madeleine is a political science major with a thing for words, bagels and her hometown of Atlanta. She is in a loving, committed relationship with the Kenyon Collegian, of which she is editor-in-chief. She is currently having moderate success training for her first 5K, and she wants to be a journalist when she grows up.
Last spring I discovered the cure for those unfortunate moments when you have a lot of assigned reading behind you and a lot ahead, and all you really want to do is watch “Parks and Rec” until you pass out. Are you ready? Here it is: Read for fun.
On any given Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m., there’s an office on the third floor of Peirce, all the way at the end of the hall, that’s starting to bustle. This is the office of the Kenyon Collegian, your friendly neighborhood student-run campus newspaper since 1856.
Before Morocco, I was pretty Type A. I liked knowing what I would probably be doing next week on any given day, I liked plans, I liked staying inside the lines. I hated being late, I wasn’t a fan of change, and I didn’t go out of my way to try new things. Morocco forced a lot of that rigidity out of me.
For my second to last post from the Maghreb (I leave on the 14th!), I thought I’d write a guide to something that is an essential skill here: bargaining. I have yet to master the art of bargaining, which essentially amounts to the right combination of charm and disgust*, but I’ve come a long way since the beginning.