Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut

Posted in March 2013

Unfortunate Timing: Awkward Tour Guide Moments

By Ariana Chomitz on March 23, 2013

I was walking backwards today, as usual, cracking jokes and spinning anecdotes to some visiting families when I had a really awkward moment.  You might have suspected this if you've ever been on a campus tour, but we tour guides definitely have a practiced shpiel down.  I like to think of it as a carefully timed guideline that I improvise off of, but it’s possible to throw me off if something unexpected happens.

On The Road Again

By Jake Fishbein on March 20, 2013

"As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you."

- C. P. Cavafy's Ithaka

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