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Debunking The KAC: A Guide For NARPs

January 28, 2015
A woman handling the internal struggle to maintain and patriarchal norm of low body fat and pretending to find the banana and cupcake equal in taste.

A woman handling the internal struggle to maintain and patriarchal norm of low body fat and pretending to find the banana and cupcake equal in taste.

This one’s for all us NARPs (non-athletic regular persons) out there. The KAC recently got Bubble Tea, which means I feel the need to justify my walk down there by actually exercising. This wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t so terrified of the gym.

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“SPORTS” Roundup

January 28, 2015

via Bandcamp

SPORTS: not just for the more athletic among us, or these guys. A Kenyon band comprised of Carmen Perry ’15 (vocals, guitar), James Karlin ’15 (bass), Benji Dossetter ’15 (drums), and Jack Washburn ’16 (guitar), this pop-punk group is dropping a piping hot album in the coming months. I sat down with them to discuss their new record and the recording process.

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Kenyon and the History of the Frisbee

January 28, 2015
Students compete to grab the pie tin, 1950.

Kenyon students in a spirited game of Frisbee, via time.com

There are conflicting stories as to how the game of Frisbee came to be, but what is known is that it has been a collegiate staple ever since students started tossing around pie tins at Yale between the World Wars. Ultimate Frisbee is now an official sport at many colleges, with Kenyon hosting both men’s and women’s teams which compete against other schools in formal tournaments. But Frisbee remains a staple sport in many causal situations, from college quads to company picnics.

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10 o’clock list: Summer Jobs for Your Major

January 27, 2015

Ye olde summer job

It’s the middle of winter and the Snowpocalypse is coming, but here at Kenyon, folks are already starting to work on their summer plans. Some of us hope to land that prestigious internship for their Senator or at that cool non-profit, neither of which actually pay. Meanwhile, others will be heading home to make some cash working at any number of summer jobs. This year, before you accept that State Department internship, we’d like to present a few new options. Tailored to specific majors, these jobs will put cash in your pocket and let you put those long hours studying to some practical use.

1. History–Server at a Medieval Times restaurant: I have never been to one of these restaurants, but I have heard the troubadours sing their praises in song and story. Embrace your love of history by donning armor and taking part in the joust while delighted six-year olds stare on in envy, oblivious to the fact that their parents are on their third flagon of ale. Drama majors are also welcome to apply. Shout-out to my sister (a senior Medievalist) for this one.

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Looking back now: Senior class reminiscences

January 27, 2015

This post will be the first in a series of many where seniors recall all the things that have changed over the course of our time here at Kenyon. 

This KCPedia page was last updated on March 2, 2009...

This KCPedia page was last updated on March 2, 2009…

Back in my day, first years had to walk fifteen miles in the snow to Middle Ground if they wanted their sweet potato fries. We frolicked like confused young sheep amongst the Bexley Apartments in order to crash an upperclassman party, and there was none of this KCard swipe nonsense to get into the library after 8 pm. In case you want to accuse me of being an old shrew, I will go ahead and tell you now that I revel in the curmudgeonliness that my senior status has given me. So now, I would like to take a look back at Kenster.

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Inside Scoop: The Gambier Water Tower

January 27, 2015

IMG_0196 Ah yes, my dear, the Gambier water tower. It elicits a great bounty of strange and powerful emotions in the pit of your precious little belly, doesn’t it? It certainly does in mine. Many a time I’ve gazed at it while taking a brisk, reflective, horribly guilt-ridden constitutional following unspeakable acts in and near the Beta Temple. I’ve thought to myself, “wouldn’t it be lovely to scale this mysterious spire and quaff the purifying liquids I know it holds.” You too, right? Why yes, you say? I’m glad we share this impulse. Well then, you’ll be happy to hear that I recently had the pleasure of communing directly with the Tower itself. Read on if you want to know the sweet secrets of its love.

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The Chemistry of Brewing: A Student Perspective

January 27, 2015

Associate Professor of Chemistry James Keller (via bulletin.kenyon.edu)

Kenyon students are no strangers to unique academic experiences. It’s surprisingly easy to come across a course description that makes you scratch your head a little bit while perusing the searchable schedule, and we’ve all heard zany stories through the grapevine. Today, we bring you an inside look at a very unique independent study course in the Chemistry department (restricted to seniors, of course) entitled “Chemistry of Brewing” and taught by Associate Professor of Chemistry James Keller. Sure, the notion of gathering a group of seniors and focusing on beer calls to mind some not quite so educational and productive scenarios, but don’t be too quick to judge this class by its content. I got a chance to chat with Tamsin McDonagh ’15 and Kevin Pan ’15 about their experiences taking the course and found there is more to it than meets the eye.

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