July 14, 2020
Kenyon has updated its plans for returning to campus, offering in-person and remote instruction. Read more here.
Check out last year's Middle Path Playlist.
Middle Path is Kenyon’s central artery. Especially between classes and during the lunch hour, Middle Path is as busy as a downtown sidewalk in a major city. This year, it was my job to put together a Middle Path Playlist. The premise was simple: when I saw someone with headphones in on Middle Path, I would ask them what they were listening to. (I had some help from my fellow blogger Tariq Thompson.)
The first song on the playlist is a bluegrass tune my friend Ronan was listening to when I ran into him on my way to the coffee shop. I’m a big fan of anything with a mandolin, and he and I have been sending songs to each other on Spotify since the start of this project. After Ronan, I found Eva listening to an aria by Handel and Birhanu listening to the classic "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers. This playlist quickly lost any sort of common musical theme, as Kenyon students are all over the place with their musical taste. Pop, funk, country, rap, classical and folk are all represented on this journey into our eclectic collective soundtrack.
With thanks to everyone who helped contribute, here is this year’s Middle Path Playlist: