10 o’clock list: How to Say “Farewell” to your Graduating Friends Without Seeming Like a Crybaby

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It’s the end of another year here at Kenyon College. Sendoff is over, finals are coming, and I’ve decided my pit stains are a fashion statement. And while I think all of us are eager to finish up the year, it also means that we have to say goodbye to any of the graduating seniors we’ve made friends with these past one to three years. Luckily, the Thrill has some hot tips on how to send them off without being a total wimp about it.

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The Editors of the Kenyon Thrill Confess Their Secrets While You’re at Sendoff

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Listen. Here at the Thrill, we have a very measured idea of our own importance. We know you’re not gonna read the blog today, and that’s fine. In fact, we’re going to take advantage of this opportunity to confess our secrets, come clean on things we’re ashamed of, and air our dirty laundry.

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It Happened to Me: I Opened the Mather Door with my Debit Card

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Kenyon likes to boast about how all our doors lock like they are supposed to. However, the Caples door reportedly doesn’t lock in the winter and there’s a door on the far side of Mather that you can apparently just rip open. But this story isn’t about either of those doors. This story is about a time when I went to one of the Mather doors, other than the one that you can rip open, put my debit card up to the card reader, and opened it.

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Shared Experiences Every Kenyon Student Had Before Kenyon

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Kenyon is a small place and a strange place. It takes a certain type of person to willingly give up four years of their life, their youth, their energy, their innocent, happy glow, to the rough-n-tumble fields of rural central Ohio. Partly because of how insular our community is, we all form a collective hive-mind/groupthink where everyone graduates somehow looking like this: Continue reading

I Went to that Pitch Perfect a Cappella Competition & It Was Spooky

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After spending a long time in the Kenyon Bubble, venturing outside can be a surreal and stressful situation. All of a sudden, the Kenyon social mores disappear and you need to actually look up when crossing the street. It gets even weirder when you do so with other Kenyon students, creating a liminal space between the familiarity of Kenyon and the alien space of the outside. And that’s exacerbated even more when the space you are going is already one of the weirdest places on the planet. And, Reader, I went to such a place.

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10 o’clock list: Ways to Let Everyone Know Your Midterm Week is, Like, Way Harder Than Theirs

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Here at Kenyon College, we love doing exactly one thing more than we love doing nothing: having a lot to do and complaining about it constantly. But during times like these, the weeks before spring break when everyone feels like the institution of Kenyon College has it out specifically for them, it’s especially hard to make your to-do list seem impressive/impossible. Just double fisting Peirce coffees and downing them in one gulp doesn’t cut it anymore. Luckily, we people at the Thrill want to help you out:

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