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47 Trees Removed From Campus, Nobody Tell Forbes

July 17, 2014

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For lovers of this most recent video, you’ll notice how it carefully avoids Brooklyn Street in its montage. This isn’t just because McBride is butt-ugly. Over the past week, the college has swiftly removed every tree that once lined the street, leaving a flat and empty path in its wake.

This is a part of the ongoing restoration of Middle Path, an attempt to provide some long-overdue accessibility for disabled students and a safer soil environment for the trees. This stretch of Middle Path will be replaced with a firmer material, and 55 sugar maples and oak trees which are much better suited to growing in those conditions.

The downside? This section of Middle Path will be tree-less until the spring, and even then will be replaced with trees that are only three inches in diameter.

Still no word on how the Lorax feels about this, but I’ll keep sending him emails.

Sources: (x)(x)

UPDATE: Public Affairs has emailed a news bulletin elaborating on this, writing “Forty-seven distressed trees were taken down this week as part of the Middle Path restoration plan that will bring stabilized gravel to Kenyon’s iconic central artery.” Any questions about this project can be sent to middlepath@kenyon.edu.

Haley Townsend ’16 nominated for Elite 89 Favorite, needs your vote!

July 9, 2014
Haley Townsend '16 in the water during a meet. (via the North Coast Athletic Conference)

Haley Townsend ’16 in the water during a meet. (via the North Coast Athletic Conference)

Haley Townsend ’16 was honored at this years NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with the Elite 89 Award, recognizing outstanding talent in both academics and athletics. The Elite 89 Award is given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA at each NCAA finals site. Haley swam in six events at this year’s Championships. An International Studies major with a 4.0, Haley now faces a round of online voting, where she’s competing against the 88 other recipients of the Elite 89 Award for the Elite 89 favorite. You can vote for her here. Vote early! Round one ends on July 13th at 5 pm. After that the pool will be cut down to 30 semifinalists.

7/14 Update: Haley made it to the semi-finals! Keep voting, Kenyon!

String of Break-ins May Underscore a Trend

May 16, 2014
The Psi U lodge on Kokosing Drive has not been actively used since the fraternity was put on probation in 2009.

The Psi-U lodge on Kokosing Drive has not been actively used since the fraternity was put on probation in 2009.

Three students were arrested on May 9 for breaking into the Psi-U lodge on Kokosing Dr., according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report obtained by The Thrill.

Garrison Block ’16, Victor Progar ’14 and Brendan McGoldrick ’14 have been accused of criminal trespass, a fourth degree misdemeanor.

The incident is the third notable break-in to occur within the last month and the second to involve Kenyon students and off-campus property.

News of the break-in at the Psi-U lodge — which has not been used officially since the fraternity was put on probation in 2009 — comes amidst a break-in at Village Market that resulted in the theft of over $6,000 in cash, as well as an incident on Kenyon Road for which former student Ansen Burr was indicted on fourth-degree felony charges of criminal trespass by a Knox County grand jury on May 7. Burr transferred out of Kenyon for reasons unrelated to this incident. Read more…

Theft at Village Market, Over $6,000 Taken

May 14, 2014

This post was authored by Henri Gendreau ’16, Associate Managing Editor for the Collegian.

Village Market Manager Tim Newton said video footage revealed that an individual used a crowbar to gain entry to the Market.

Village Market Manager Tim Newton said video footage revealed that an individual used a crowbar to gain entry to the Market. (Credit — Henri Gendreau)

A person dressed in a black hoodie, mask and sporting gloves broke into the Village Market over the weekend, making off with $6,170.12 in cash, checks and change.

Video footage reveals that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, an individual crow-barred the Market’s back doors and an inner door, according to Village Market Manager Tim Newton.

Newton said that when he came in on Saturday morning he noticed that “the door leading from the Deli was not locked” — it was ajar.

“As I was doing my rounds, checking things out, I noticed that cash and checks and change were missing,” he said. Read more…

That’s All, Folks

May 10, 2014

Well, it’s been one hell of a year — the Thrill is going on summer break, and barring any major news story or even more major news story, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled bloggings-about-town in the fall. Thank you for your readership, ideas and feedback — HAGS, guys. HAGS.

Love,

Emma Specter ’15, Claire Berman ’16 and the rest of the Thrill team.

10 o’clock list: Things I Learned Outside the Classroom at Kenyon

May 8, 2014

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When I first came to Kenyon I wasn’t sure whether or not I would like it. Four years later, my love for this place has never wavered. My parents always told me though that I should be focusing on the classroom and not to let it out of my sight. That’s all well and good, but some of the best lessons I learned, I learned on the fly, outside the classroom.

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Packing Up and Shipping Out: Finals Week in Graphs

May 8, 2014

It’s that time of the year again. Finals week is wrapping up, the weather is getting warmer, and you’re getting ready to move out. Unlike our last installment, this series of graphs offers no instruction, no solution, just colors and charts. Packing is hard, y’all.

OOF.

You know you should have started earlier. That knowledge is useless, however.

You know you should have started earlier. That knowledge is useless, however.

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