Seniors Reminisce: The Great Mind-Wipe of 2012

Seniors Reminisce: The Great Mind-Wipe of 2012

Hey, guys! This time for our popular feature, Seniors Reminisce, we decided to ask the class of 2016 about an event most current students aren’t familiar with: The Great Mind-Wipe of 2012. This event was actually a campus-wide tradition going back decades, but was discontinued after the ceremony during our First-Year orientation went so horrifically wrong!  I reached out to my fellow seniors to get their opinions on what went down that fateful night:

“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” – Dolly Dandruff

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Valentines As Mediocre As You Are

Valentines As Mediocre As You Are

don’t look at me just send me a text or whatever

Look, whether you’re into it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming up fast. Some people think it’s fun, some people think it’s dumb, either way it’s on Sunday and there’s nothing you can do about that. If you’re in the market for putting asymptotically close to zero amount of thought into your V-Day charades, allow me to help. You can peruse our past postings of incredible/fun/witty Valentines made by student artists, or you can check out (and print!) these garbage ones I made just for you. Whatever floats your trash. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Ways to Come Out (If You Want!/If You Can!)

thank you, internet

Like we said, today is National Coming Out Day! Woohoo! Coming out can be an amazing experience, though for a lot of people, it may not be the best option. There is a wide variety of reasons why people do or don’t feel comfortable and secure coming out, and across the board, those reasons are real and valid. Even if you have the privilege of being able to come out without it affecting your safety or circumstances, it can be a really scary process, frequently one that takes your whole life time. Personally, four years ago, I thought I would never come out, two years ago I told my best friend in her Caples dingle, one year ago I told my mom in the car after a doctor’s appointment and this past Friday I came out to some of my newer friends during a stand-up open mic. Right now, I’m coming out to some people reading this. HEY, I’M QUEER. Cool.

If you feel like coming out is the move you want to make, that’s awesome! Here are some ideas:

  1. Up in the Clouds: Coming out is kind of a big deal, and sky-writing is big. Like the letters are so big. You can just take whoever you want on a walk and say, “Hey, what’s that over there?” and point at the sky-writing and then say, “Oh yeah, that’s about me.” Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Underappreciated Daddies


let’s do this. image via NYT.

It’s 2015, alright? Get with the times. The nuclear family is over, post-modernism blew it up. Forget about the 9 to 5 grind and bringing home the bacon, millennials are too busy drinking all of our wine and making out in bars to think about settling down and starting a family. America is gay now. Everything is different. Nowadays, anyone can be a Daddy. Here are some of those crazy iconoclasts blasting onto to the Daddy Scene, saying, “Hey, World. We’ve been here the whole time.”

  1. Crawdaddy: Call ’em crayfish. Call ’em crawfish. They don’t give a hoot. These Daddies are too busy rooting around in the mud to ask for your opinion. You don’t think crustaceans can be Daddies? Think again. Crawdaddies. Continue reading

Beer and Snack Pairings

(via There’s more to life than Natty Light, babe.

If there’s one thing I like almost as much as studying, it’s drinking beer and eating snacks. I guess that’s two things, but if you do them at the same time, it should probably count as one thing, right? Now, really, you can mix and match almost any beer with almost any snack and you’re going to be having a pretty good time, but here are some recommendations from me to you for a gourmet experience straight from the Village Market:

  • IPA and Hot Cheetos: Hoppiness, which is largely responsible for an IPA’s strong flavor and bitterness, is a great match for the spiciness of Hot Cheetos, as it will be able to hold its own against them. (I’m kind of biased because I’m from Maryland, but I highly recommend a Flying Dog IPA, perhaps Raging Bitch).

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10 o’clock list: Lesser Known Taxis You Could Be Taking

There are alternatives

There are alternatives

We all know about Dad’s Taxi. It’s there. It exists. Big whoop. Honestly, after my recent experience, I’m not really very interested in inanimate objects claiming to be my dad. Here’s a list of lesser known options you could choose instead of Dad’s Taxi. Continue reading

Hot New Adult Fad: Non-representative Profile Pics

"Contrary to what it may seem, this is a meerkat, not my mom" - EIC Kate Lindsay

“Contrary to what it may seem, this is a meerkat, not my mom” – EIC Kate Lindsay

After a genius suggestion from our staff writer, Nate, (already famous for his insights into the adult mind with his unforgettable Mom Texts), The Thrill realized there was something many of us had in common: we all knew adults who had, or who had once had, Facebook profile pictures which were not of them. This was clearly a pattern. It seems the cool new thing for grown-ups with Facebooks to do is not feature their faces or even themselves in profile pictures. We decided to blow the roof off this whole trend so viewers like you could get in on a little Zeitgeist of your own. Who says adults should have all the fun? Continue reading