Weekend Playlist: Surviving ‘Til Spring

We were so close guys.  So close.  Here I was, planning on breaking out the flips flops and shorts and basking in that glorious sunlight as it showered down on us.  But then it snowed…and it rained…and crushed my hopes that we’d finally made it to gorgeous spring weather.  Here’s some stuff to remind you that there actually is a time of the year when the sun isn’t covered by a layer of clouds thicker than a concrete milkshake.

So, not to start things out too on the nose, but:

Waiting for the Sun– The Doors

Could I have found a different cover of this song?  Yes.  Would it satisfy my urge to use college resources to post Pogues songs?  You tell me.

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Kenyon Klexicon: N is for Nuge

Before President D-Cat was selected for the Kenyon presidency by Board of Directors for winning a game of Jenga (I’m assuming that’s how all high ranking college offices are awarded right?), there was another leader of our school.  She now spends most of her days expanding her nationwide tunnel system and advocating for lowering the drinking age, but before that S. Georgia Nugent was president of Kenyon for a full decade. Though just a hazy memory to some, and just downright unknown to many, she is referred to by Kenyon students as the Nuge.

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Do It Tonight: Bilingual Poetry Reading with Hugo Mujica

Argentinian poet, essayist and writer Hugo Mujica will be giving a reading of his award-winning poetry tonight in both Spanish and English. Mujica is one of Argentina’s top writers, with twenty volumes of poetry published in over 15 countries with a wide range of writing on topics including anthropology, philosophy and fiction.  The range of experience that informs his work goes from studying visual arts in Greenwich Village to a seven year vow of silence he took as a Trappist monk (and while that sounds like something I would make up to have him sound more impressive, it is not).  This event is sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship and Hubbard Funds. Continue reading

Do It Tonight: TBTN Carnival

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The Light Up the Night Carnival taking place on Ransom Lawn in front of Peirce will finish Take Back the Night Week, ending the week’s events and discussions covering sexual assault, harassment and safety on college campuses.  This annual event allows the school to come down from the seriousness of the various panels and groups and have some safe fun.  There will be food, drinks, plenty of games, and more than a few prizes to win.

What: Light Up the Night Carnival

Where: New Side, Peirce Hall

When: 7:30-9:30 P.M.

Why: For self-care, games, friends and food!

Do It Tonight: Joseph Martin on Syria

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Tonight in the Higley Auditorium, Joseph Martin will be speaking on his work and experience trying to build a free democratic Syria.  Martin is currently a Political Fellow on the Syrian Emergency Task Force, as well as a MA in Middle Eastern Studies candidate at Georg Washington University and a formerly serving marine.  Continue reading

Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Chris McCann ’16

Chris McCann, a sophomore from New York, found his artistic passion when he came to Gambier. “I really like to take the unexpected and make it beautiful, and to have my pieces have something that’s a bit off about them”  commented Chris  as we flipped through the photos on his computer. “When I came to Kenyon I took a sculpture class, because I really like working with wood.  And that first class catapulted me into taking more art classes, and then declaring an art major.” While he does have an actual sketchbook, Chris’s main mediums are photography and sculpture.

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This free-standing piece was a final for an art class last year.

Check out more of Chris’s work after the jump!

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