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This Week in Instagram

September 25, 2016


Every Sunday we track the tag and location #KenyonCollege on Instagram. Then we pick our favorites from the past week. Tag your photos for a chance to appear in next week’s round up!

I love it here.

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Meatshitter: A Parody

September 24, 2016


You will develop an intuition.

That is, you’ll learn to check Fusion first for pasta (unless you’re gluten free; then you stride to the private fridge). Then Vegetarian because they have what’s at International, but with more zucchini and cauliflower. International is hit or miss, and the lines are almost always long. If nothing looks good to you, there’s always cold cuts and salad and cereal. You’ll learn what you like. Peirce is good to us.


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Hey, You’re Okay.

September 24, 2016

radnor gets it

Hi. Listen. I just want to let you know that you’re okay. I’m sure you’ve been told by now that your first year will be rough and that everything will be alright eventually. However, I know what the ambiguity of this advice feels like when you’re sitting alone in your Lewis double eating rice and Sriracha for dinner. The bad news: you’re eating too much Sriracha and it will turn your insides red and make you think you’re shitting blood. The good news: You are not alone. You’re not even close to alone. Read more…

Professor Michael Muhammad Knight

September 24, 2016


This year, we are thrilled to welcome Michael Muhammad Knight who is teaching in Kenyon’s Religious Studies department.  He recently received his doctorate and came to Kenyon to teach several classes, including Classical Islam and a seminar on Muhammad.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Knight and chat with him.

Professor Knight’s research primarily focuses on textual representations of the Prophet.  He is particularly interested in looking at the pre-modern sources on Muhammad with new lenses, such as theories of gender and body.  In the past, he has written several memoirs and books, though he is not focused on any right now.  He has several different projects that are moving along at different speeds. Read more…

Meet a PC: Hannah Wendlandt ’19

September 23, 2016


Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Hannah Wendlandt ’19.  Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs!!!! I only ever grew up with dogs, so honestly I don’t really know how to interact with cats and they make me feel rejected. I love how open and friendly and wholesome dogs are, how they make you feel like an awesome person. Really I just want to be a dog when I grow up. Also, look at my sweet child’s face:

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Kenyon Kritters: Daddy Longlegs

September 22, 2016

Warning: The following is semi-educational and contains pictures of creepy crawlies, so arachnophobes and sophophobes be warned. Also, corny dad humor, for obvious reasons.

Hello, fellow humans! It’s your friendly neighborhood nature nerd, early bird, rhyming word from across the river at the BFEC. I’m here to bring you the news from the wild, wild west, and to tell you about the world outside 3rd floor Olin. Trust me, it exists and it’s really quite beautiful.

Today, I have a little bone to pick with you. Read more…

It Happened to Me: I Went to Deb Ball Sober

September 22, 2016
I'm the second from the left (via

I’m the second from the left (via

Fall, 2015. The air is crisp, but still warm. You’ve only been back at school for three weeks and it feels like it’s been a lifetime. You’re being your best self, getting along just fine, when all of the sudden some motherfucker named Life decided to make things more difficult than they need to be. You know how you’re supposed to be healthy, with an immune system that knows how to do its job? Too bad. It’s time for illness. Read more…