Physics Major Selfies with Famous Astrophysicist

Via A Bomb Art Gallery

This weekend ten students in Kenyon’s astrophysics class impressed their mothers by attending the American Physical Society April Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. According to its website, particle physicists, nuclear physicists and astrophysicists gathered to share research and insights. Among the accomplished academics in attendance was Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. If you have never heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson and would like to learn a little, tiny bit about science I recommend this video: The Most Astounding Fact.

Although the Kenyon Students attended talks for with titles as mysterious as “B14.00003: Liquid Scintillators for Neutrino Detection in Large Scale Detectors,” obviously the most important thing to do was find the rock star astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and take a selfie with him. Junior physics major Ross Mauck ’15 was up for the challenge, but it proved to be no easy task.

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Overheard at Kenyon: Post-Fandango Edition



Well, it was a pretty good week for overhearing things in Gambier. Many thanks to my dutiful spies for their contributions. And who am I?! That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me…

Wise Middle Path Walker: “I have a feeling it’s going to be a trying month in Gambier.”

Student unaware of how Mardi Gras works: “I thought Mardi Gras was always in February.” Continue reading

Bike Pagoda Construction Going Well, Noisily

Astute lords and ladies may have noticed that there has been some construction happening in the North Campus Apartment area in the last few weeks. These are not Gundian adaptions of Japanese pagodas, or even small picnic pavilions, but bike shelters to protect your bike from natural elements (They will not protect your bike from drunk joy riders, but should do the job on rainy days).

Here is a picture of the one near my apartment, as of this morning:


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Interview with a Sriracha Thief

Sriracha Grabber (photo art by David McCabe ’14)

I don’t use Sriracha sauce on my own food (mild salsa is about where I max out), but I’ve been intrigued by this whole debate of whether or not it is appropriate or proper etiquette to take the Sriracha sauce back to a table, instead of leaving it at the condiments table near the entrance, because I’ve sat with people who unassumingly bring the bottle to the table, and then watched as another person steals it away (angrily). The Thrill seems to have taken a strictly anti-relocation stance, so in an effort to provide bi-partisan news and give those Sriracha stealers a voice I ventured out to old side and interviewed a culprit.

CPL: Why did you take that?

Sriracha Grabber: Why did I take what?

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