Guess what guys? Tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 is finally upon us. It is officially election night and I for one am expecting a chaotic flurry of emotions to take charge of the Kenyon campus. Tonight’s activities will be colored with feelings of anxiety, enthusiasm, tension and excitement. It’s a night that will go down in history, so you should probably start pondering the best places/way to spend it. Here are five ideas to get you started.
- The Gund Gallery watch party — Tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. the Center for the Study of American Democracy is hosting an event for all the election night coverage you could possibly ask for. There is nothing more comforting than sharing your election night anxiety with a room full of people with eyes glued to a huge, flat screen television. Also, I’m sure there will be candy or some sort of refreshments provided so that you can eat your feelings and not spend an enormous amount of money at the Village Market. Bonus Round: If you attend this fabulous watch party and at the end of the night you are met with the outcome you have hoped and prayed for then raucous cheering and extreme high fiving will most likely surround and engulf you. What could be better?
- The Kenyon Democrats/Kenyon Republicans watch party — Tonight, both the Kenyon Democrats and Kenyon Republicans will be hosting watch parties. Going to one of these makes it entirely possible if not encouraged to make funny puns that slander the opposing party’s candidate. Also, there is sure to be some intense celebration or mourning with your fellow party members.
- The lounge/living room of your living space — If mass crowds frighten you and you want more control over the television remote, then I recommend you watch the election night coverage in the smaller venue of your lounge or living room. You can bring down your leopard print snuggie and watch in your pajamas. You can also devise a drinking game with your friends based on the coverage to mask the true anxiety and fear that you feel. That one is entirely up to you.
- In your dorm room — For some of you, election night may instill just too much anxiety. In that case it may be best to spend election night hiding under your covers in the dark, nervously peering at the live feed on your computer screen.
- In a cornfield — Now, this last one is a little bit alternative. But, some of you may need to get off campus in order to relieve yourself of anxiety and tension. What better way to do this than to communicate with nature? I recommend that you bring a buddy because no one wants to get lost in a cornfield. That would be an election night buzz kill. Also, while hiding in the vast anonymity of the cornfield, you can make wishes on every shriveling stalk of corn that your presidential candidate wins. Nothing is more reliable than cornstalk wishes.