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.
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.
Well, it is officially a month and four days into the new year. The air is crisp and cold, the leaves are gone, and it’s much too far away to count down the days until Spring break (27 days). Winter break, the absence of shower shoes, and your mom’s cooking seems like a faraway dream. Except …
The clock strikes midnight. I’m wearing an appropriately sparkly dress, a devilishly handsome man is ready to kiss me, and I’m filled to the brim with excitement. As the ball drops, the new year begins. I plan on making bowls of salad filled with different colors, drinking so! much! water! and taking pictures every day so I can look back on all the good memories I’ve had.
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 in the lower Peirce Marriot Room from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help. Today, we’re featuring Isaiah Stavchansky from Massachusetts.