Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut

Olubusola "Busola" Olukoya

Class of 2015
Major  —  Neuroscience
Hometown  —  Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. (But I've lived in Lagos, Nigeria all my life.)

The correct pronunciation of my name sounds like an exclamation; "Busola!" -- but don't sound like you're surprised. "Oluwabusiolawa" God has given us wealth; say it with meaning. Re-mi-mi-do-mi-do-mi-mi, like a song. The correct pronunciation of my name requires confidence and familiarity. You have to sound like you know what you're saying. And it helps to practice by throwing the sounds up a flight of stairs that lead up to someplace you don't know.  That's where I am right now, going somewhere new, with a song perpetually on my lips, finding meanings in the most disconnected occurrences and trying to look like I know exactly what I'm doing.  

Y is for YOLO (Or How to Efficiently Utilize the Kenyon Alumni Network)

By Olubusola "Busola" Olukoya on April 3, 2015

As I'm writing this, I am seated by Zack Eydenberg '18 and we're about to fly back to Columbus. I'm devastated for two main reasons; I still have not completed any of my assignments, and I'm just weeks away from graduating from Kenyon College. However, I am in a better place now because of the amazing spring break experience I've had. Four weeks before spring break, I had no job, no prospects and no idea where to start. Now, while I still have no job, I have some prospects and I think I have a better idea of what I'm doing. All this "growth" is a result of the amazing connections I made through the Kenyon alumni network.

X is for X-pressions

By Olubusola "Busola" Olukoya on December 10, 2014

I was recently featured in an article about hair in the Collegian Magazine, and so I thought it was a befitting time as any to talk about hair. If you know anything about me at all, you know that I'm a Natural Sista and I looooove talking about my hair. I've only been natural (read: comfortably afro-textured) since May 2, 2012 (read the process of becoming natural on this post). And it’s done me all sorts of wonders!

V is for Vivre

By Olubusola "Busola" Olukoya on October 26, 2014

“Over the years I've had my share of friends, enemies, lovers, losses and triumphs. With time they all begin to run together. But you will find the real moments are vibrant. The rest just fades away. Your pain will fade.” — Joseph Morgan as Klaus Mikaelson in The Originals, Season 2, Episode 1, “Rebirth.”

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