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Gems from the Treasure Cove

April 16, 2014

Naturally, I Instagrammed it, because I am a simple millennial.

I’m a big fan of going to and from South campus via the pathway that cuts through the Gambier Grill’s parking lot (there’s nothing quite like walking through that stagnant, fry oil-scented patch of air on my way to my morning class). I make this walk almost every day, so I always see a bunch of weird stuff on the ground outside of the Cove, which is the only kind of stuff I’d expect to see on the ground outside of the Cove. For example, last week, I walked by a discarded red toothbrush and an entire cinnamon bun.

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Made in Peirce: Bananas Foster

April 16, 2014

The panini press is a glorious asset for us Peirce-goers. But why limit it to sandwiches and cookies when you could use it to its full potential? You may have witnessed its power to wilt spinach, but you will weep when you see its ultimate power to…Foster bananas? I know it doesn’t really work like that, but work with me here. Bananas Foster is delicious and super easy for you to make in Peirce with these simple steps.

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10 o’clock list: Reasons Not to Look Ahead, Re: Finals

April 15, 2014


We are done with school in three weeks. Have you puked yet? Out of stress, I mean? Where are you going to live? What’s the plan? Here are some reason not to look ahead re: finals.

1Your days of unabashed inebriation are probably coming to a close, either for the summer, or for adult times. “Blah blah blah be an adult, blah blah blah, Maureen, Gramma doesn’t like when you’re blackout.” OKAY, I GET IT.

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Personal Narrative: I Was Raised By Depression

April 15, 2014

The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives. Today’s is authored by Sarah Hobbs ’15. It was originally written as a spoken word poem for Breaking the Silence, an event hosted by the Peer Counselors in the aim of fighting the stigma surrounding notions of mental health and mental illness.


I was raised by depression.

From day 1 postpartum held me

And around day 2190 manic arrived to take control.

I saw firsthand the tears and the madness,

I breathed in deeply the secondhand sadness,

I felt the hands of this disease all over,

And yet I lived by those hands. Read more…

The Village Innstagram

April 15, 2014

The Village Inn: good eating and awkward company. Via

A trip to the Village Inn is never guaranteed to be free of awkward encounters. Whether you arrive for a first date or a casual get-together with friends, you may find any combination of professors, professors and their children, professors and their significant others, teammates, parents, community members, and hopefully–the awkward counterpart to your date. That’s a lot to bite off before the main course. What is perhaps doubly worse about the V.I. is the close proximity of the seating arrangements–whether you like it or not, you’ll likely hear most of the neighboring party’s conversation. When the other party becomes aware of your wide-eyed, staring presence, you might even have to participate in it. Uh, check please!! Before you plunge into an uncomfortable dinner, you should know what you’re getting into. Here’s a diagram to help you navigate the perils of dicey dining: Read more…

Trash Talk

April 15, 2014
"Things do not change; we change." - Henry David Thoreau (photo by Olivia Grabar Sage)

“Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau (photos by Olivia Grabar Sage ’15)

By now, y’all have probably seen these little posts sticking up around campus. Maybe you glanced at them without giving their presence a second thought. Maybe you tripped over one and cursed it and the entire concept of its existence. Or maybe, like me, you investigated. Read more…

A Conversation with Jim Tankersley

April 15, 2014

Over the course of last week’s CSAD Conference, the Collegian talked to economists, journalists and experts who had descended on Gambier to discuss economic inequality. Collegian Social Media Director Eric Geller ’14 and I were lucky enough to speak with some of the invited panelists on video. Today’s CSAD interview is with Jim Tankersley, an economics writer at The Washington Post.

Tankersley — who has been tasked with developing a new policy-explaining project at the Post since Ezra Klein’s departure to Vox Media — discusses the Republican approach to economic inequality, what readers can expect from his new project and the challenges of explaining complex economic problems to a wide audience.