Letter from the Editors
Welcome to the 15th edition of the Collegian Magazine,
Adjusting to new circumstances is hard. Sometimes, though, readjusting to the old proves even harder. After a year of mostly remote education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last fall marked a return to some degree of normalcy, even as the pandemic raged on in the background.
Adapting to life in a pandemic was extremely difficult for everyone, not least the Kenyon community. But returning to normal circumstances from the abnormal wasn’t exactly a simple process either. Neither was producing this magazine, our first physical copy after a two year hiatus from print.
While we apologize for the delay, we’re proud to tell you that the stories published in this issue are as exciting and fascinating as ever.
In this issue you will find an up-close look at the COVID-19 situation on campus during the fall 2021 semester, an exploration of Richard Serra’s new statue on campus, a deep dive into the history of mental health care at Kenyon, an investigation into ginseng poaching in Knox County, and our latest nonfiction essay contest winner: a visceral, heartfelt piece about living with a chronic illness.
We hope you enjoy.
Gracie Goldstein, Rebecca Renner & Lucien Kisch
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