At Kenyon, you will meet the most amazing professors. They are brilliant and will sometimes take to drastic measures to motivate their students. Dr. Benjamin Locke is one example.
Kiss me hard before you go
Just want everyone to know
That, gambier's just the best
It’s been a wonderful 2014 so far, with so much going on that I feel I’m already behind in my schoolwork! So, as you can tell, my New Year resolutions didn’t make it past the first week of classes. However, here are a couple highlights of my 2014 so far!
Pronounced (kwi-ee-yah fay-cheat meek-hee ma-nyah)
Loosely translated to: who has done great things for me
This is one of the lines in one of my favorite Latin prayers; the Magnificat. It is the prayer of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in thanksgiving to God for the great mercy He showed in choosing her to be the mother of His Son. I learned this prayer listening to people at church do a call and response after mass at the Catholic Church I attend in Lagos. It’s a prayer that resounds within me when I think of all the great things in my life. Especially in Junior year, when I have to apply opportunity cost in choosing the interests to pursue in the short time I have left at Kenyon.
The reason I’m not going abroad this year, unlike 65% of the class of 2015 is because, besides being a Neuroscience Major, I’m also Pre-med. I know, I know, right now you're all like;
For some people, being pre-med is equal to having no social life, being super competitive about course grades, spending so much time in the science quad and being over-committed in both academic life and volunteer work. I, on the other hand, am not one of those people. I get at least 7 hours of sleep per night, I try to avoid the many wonderful people I know so that I can work on homework, and I make it a rule to never study in the science quad because I’ll end up having philosophical discussions about the meaning of life as it relates to being premed at Kenyon.
If you’re pre-med and considering Kenyon (or are already enrolled at Kenyon), this post is for you. The aim of this post is not to tell you to choose Kenyon because you need to make that decision on your own (COME TO KENYON!!!). However, this post is going to give you an idea of how to navigate the pre-med process at Kenyon, or at other small liberal arts colleges like Kenyon.