Kenyon Dating Questionnaire

Kenyon Dating Questionnaire

Alright Lordz and Ladiez (everything sounds better with a z), are you sick of talking about how weird Kenyon dating culture is? Maybe I don’t want to get grinded on at an Old K party, or shiver outside of an NCA pretending to flirt with that grungy looking dude from my intro philosophy class! Lord knows how well Friendsy went, and I don’t want to talk to you if you have Tinder downloaded for Gambier.

So sad lonely me came home from the weekend feeling low on my luck. I ordered cheesy bread with my roommate’s boyfriend, pondered my existence, and came to a brilliant conclusion. I, a single junior college student who sleeps with roughly four stuffed animals every night, am exceptionally qualified to tell you, loyal reader, who you should fall in love with. And I’m going to tell you how. Take my questionnaire, because honestly, searching for love is better than the searchable schedule haha am I right?

  1. When you’re logging into Moodle, are you drawn to the Duo:
    • push method because it’s fast, easy, and why do we need this system anyways?!
    • text method because it’s kind of fun to see that you have a text message :)
    • call method because I’m not downloading that stupid app!
  2. Alright it’s meal times, when do you go?
    • I LOVE breakfast (gotta get my fried egg!), prefer an 11 am lunch, and a nice 5 pm dinner because I run on an early clock and have places to go
    • Maybe I’ll get breakfast if I get there, except I always forget when they stop serving eggs. Also, I stroll into new side at 12 pm on MWF and I’m consistently surprised by how busy it is !!! And I dunno, maybe I’ll go at 5:30, 6?
    • They serve breakfast here? I actually like to get extendo lunch, it’s quieter and I can get my work done. Maybe I’ll grab dinner at 7? Depends on when I leave the lib.
  3. You grindin’? You walk into Wiggin and see that every booth is full. Do you:
    • See a friend of a friend who’d be generous enough to scooch over so you can take advantage of that sweet sweet booth while being incredibly quiet because it’s not like she invited you to sit there.
    • See a friend in a solo booth and naturally squeeze yourself in because hey if you fit you sit am I right?
    • Just go to the freakin’ lib because there’s no point in making myself uncomfortable just to do work
  4. When you see Old K party you think:
    • WOOHOO DANCE FLOOR MAKEOUT HERE I COME
    •  I better go buy a new pack of Marlboro Lights for all the ~social smoking~ that I’m going to be doing this weekend
    • The plan is: get drunk, stupid dance, and count down the minutes until it’s socially acceptable to get drunkenly order cheesy bread
  5. Okay but also when you order pizza, where the heck do you get it from?
    • Dominoes, duh
    • I love me some Papa Johns
    • I’m actually a fan of the underdog Lil Caesar’s 
  6. What is your method of getting to the airport for breaks?
    • My dude I’ve already bought my GoBus ticket there for Thanksgiving and Winter Break
    • I’ll just call Madden and schedule a group of like five people, they’re fairly reliable
    • I love posting in alllllllll the Facebook groups because I really tell great stories, pick the best snacks, and will totally pay for gas!
  7. Accapella culture at Kenyon?
    • Hell yeah baby, I just went to my first Kokes concert and you know I be belting those tunes in my shower all day erryday
    • I actually applied for the Creeks when I was a first year and didn’t get in and now I go to to the concerts with my friends angrily sipping a bottle of pink moscato whispering to my friends about how their arrangements are ALL WRONG
    • I do find the synchronized swaying and snapping rather enticing, but I prefer music with instruments
  8. Do you have Blundstones and/or clogs?
    • What department is Prof. Blundestones in?
    • I’ve had danskos SINCE BEFORE KENYON
    • Yeah I bought a pair but I’m not sure how to wear either…
  9. When you go the Kac do you:
    • Hit up that sauna baby!
    • Do a little running, some lifting, definitely will get some abs in there but I can only go for like an hour and a half so I have to bak later to get in a full workout
    • Yeah I’ve never actually been there except for my class’ Sunday film screenings….
  10. Alright last question, How did you hear about Kenyon?
    • Well I’ve actually been a nerdfighter forever soooo
    • I read David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” and it just really resonated with me and I just came to Kenyon so I could #focus on my #academics and be a #scholar
    • I’m from New York and I just really wanted to escape the city life for a while you know?

Meet a DA: Inshira Din ’20

Meet a DA: Inshira Din ’20

The Thrill spotlights a Discrimination Advisor regularly to raise awareness about the resources available to students on campus in relation to issues of discrimination.  They have weekly Office Hours they announce via email and can also be reached at any time using this form. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help. Today, we’re featuring Inshira Din ’20. 

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Battle of the Numbers: The Best and (almost) Worst Lottery Numbers Finally Meet

It’s an overcast cloudy day in Peirce. I’m eagerly sitting at a table by the window overlooking the long hill down to the KAC, anticipating this upcoming interview. Two minutes pass after 4:30, the agreed upon interview time. After sending out several student-info emails, desperate posts in the Kenyon Class of 2020 and 2019 pages, and cries of despair into the night, I have finally found the person with the best and (almost) worst lottery number.

A disclaimer: I did not find the first year with the worst lottery number. Either they were too embarrassed to reveal themselves or they do not check their email/FB. Nevertheless, I did find the first year with the third to last number, Cameron Austin ’20. He sent me a very sad email:

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10 o’clock list: Anything But Shock Your Mom

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There’s a storm a-coming! First years, beware, the party of the century is coming your way. Mothers will be shocked. Outfits will be worn. Things will happen, probably good and bad. But before I get into the meat and potatoes of this article, you may be asking, Ari what is Shock Your Mom?

Shock Your Mom is a party put on by the swimming team where attendees are encouraged to don outfits that would “shock” their mothers. Take that as you will.

This year, I want something different. I want something avant-garde, something that will stick out as a party to ~remember~. Gone will be the days of showing skin, wearing wigs, and putting on other garments that your mother would disapprove of. I want something novel and exciting. With that in mind, this is what I want to see instead of Shock Your Mom:

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How to Regret a Decision

How to Regret a Decision

We’ve all eaten market chili at 11:59 on a Monday night crying in our beds rewatching the singing episode of Grey’s Anatomy, rethinking our decision to take five classes while still have a thriving social life. We’ve all slipped in the basement of Old K due to a sad puddle of Keystone, and wished we just stayed in bed eating market chili. We’ve all tried to make a wrap in Peirce because we’re above the bowl issue, but instead pissed off the entire panini press line because the tortilla broke and quinoa is spilling everywhere.

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It Happened to Me: I got a Radio Show, and Now I’m a Tool

It Happened to Me: I got a Radio Show, and Now I’m a Tool

It all started this summer. I was at the gym  back home as part of my resolution to get “bikini body ready” to show all of my Kenyon comrades that I beat the crap out of the “freshman fifteen.” As I’m running on the elliptical and sweatin’ my little heart out, I receive a text from one of my good friends. She wants to start a radio show for our sophomore year. We spend the rest of the summer exchanging ideas, sharing articles, and watching podcasts to get inspired. This is what I need, I whisper, a wholesome sophomore year.

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