Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut

Jake Fishbein

Class of 2013
Major  —  History
Hometown  —  Santa Fe, NM

I’m Jake and I’m a senior history major, a captain of the Track and Field Team, a story teller on my own food/travel blog The Food Travels of a Coffee Snob, and a die hard Red Sox Fan. You can usually find me watching the Sopranos with my apartmentmates Jackson and Andrew, eating awesome breakfasts at The Gambier Deli, sitting in Peirce’s Great Hall for extensive periods of time, or at the computers on the second floor of the library typing away at multiple research papers with a huge stack of books piled around me. When I'm not at Kenyon I enjoy watching baseball, playing whiffleball, reading Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels, and of course eating tasty meals surrounded by awesome family and friends.

How to Name a Sandwich at the Gambier Deli or "Fub Kat is Back!"

By Jake Fishbein on December 10, 2012

Once a week for the past three and a half years I've eaten lunch at the Gambier Deli with my roommate Jackson. We've eaten everything from glorious breakfasts like the Mickey Eggs Sandwich (pictured below), to grilled chicken pitas such as the Greek Eats, and brunches like the protein rich Steak and Eggs. Never, however, in all three and a half years, have I managed to name a sandwich on the Deli's glorious menu. 

Until now.

This Odyssey of Life

By Jake Fishbein on December 3, 2012

One day, 3,000 years ago, a group of sailors left a man on a rocky shore in the Ionian Sea, perhaps even the one in the picture below. He missed home for twenty years, toiling at war and wandering the endless waters in search of glory and a way to go home. In modernity he is but a name and his journey a metaphor for the struggles of life.

Yet, his passion and humanity live on...

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